Jewett and Center For Wildlife Charge Forward

(l-r) Eric Cimon, Alicia Fereday, Andrea Marie Vibbert, John Chagnon, Jon Sirois, Steve McHenry, Sarah Kern, Joe Tucker, Kristen Lamb,Tom Boisvert, Kim Davis Smith, Shelley Spanswick, Mari O’Neil, John Means, Larry Goff, Kimberly Meyer, and Andrea Knowles

Center for Wildlife exterior

York, ME – Plans and permits were approved in January for the new Center for Wildlife conservation medicine and education facility and campus in York.

Jewett Construction is the construction manager for the new 16,000sf wildlife medical clinic and visitor center facility that is being designed by McHenry Architects of Portsmouth, N.H. and civil engineering services are being provided by Ambit Engineering, also of Portsmouth. The two-story facility will feature an expanded wildlife medical clinic, classroom and conference spaces, a nature discovery center, and indoor/outdoor gathering spaces.

Center for Wildlife interior

Construction will include a focus on conservation and sustainability, with plans to include solar energy, rainwater collection, and the use of energy efficient and low maintenance building materials.

Center for Wildlife Executive Director Kristen Lamb noted that “our current center is a 1,200sf donated ranch house. It is inefficient, expensive to maintain, and is preventing us from adequately meeting the demands of the public in both wildlife care and education.”

Center for Wildlife interior

Jewett Construction has a long history of building community-based facilities for New England non-profits including Camp Carpenter for the Boy Scouts of America, the Exeter Area YMCA, the White Mountain Administrative Complex in Campton, N.H. and the Monarch School of New England in Rochester.