A wild red fox in need of care is attended to

Save Arlington Wildlife founder Laura Kiesel of Arlington recently launched a new but related project, Save Massachusetts Wildlife Education Fund, to publicize the importance of wildlife throughout the commonwealth. To support this nonprofit project (through the fiscal sponsor Mission.Earth), she organized a bagel fund-raiser for Saturday, June 15. Those looking to grab a bite before Porchfest or any other weekend activity could go between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to Wicked Bagel, 171 Mass. Ave., Lexington, just northwest of the town line, near Bow Street.

Those who purchased a dozen bagels that day and use the promotional code "ASAVE" could award the education fund half of the proceeds. Wicked Bagel accepts online orders for later-in-the-day pickup.

The fund seeks to raise awareness on the negative impacts of rodenticides on wildlife in Massachusetts via a statewide series of educational campaigns, including animated videos and an MBTA billboard.

Kiesel said she chose the location because of its ongoing willingness to collaborate with nonprofits.  "I'd be happy to forge other fundraising partnerships with other businesses [including those in Arlington] in the area!" she said.

Read more details about this fund-raiser here >> Those unable to attend but who may still interested in making a donation to the cause can learn more here >>

Group members were at the store from noon until 2 p.m. to hand out educational materials for those interested in learning more about the issue.

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This announcement was published Monday, June 10, 2024, based on information from wildlife activist Laura Kiesel of Arlington, and updated the afternoon of June 15 to indicate that the fundraiser took place.