Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is a wildlife rehabilitation facility located in the Florida panhandle. The daily operational goal is for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release for the injured and orphaned native Florida wildlife in our area. We offer various educational programs for local schools, community groups, and general visitors as well. Outside of responding to terrestrial wildlife in distress, ECWR also manages sea turtle and marine mammal strandings along the Emerald Coast area of the Gulf of Mexico. Overall we see almost 2,000 wildlife patients each year, along with about 20 marine mammals and 5-10 sea turtles. Every day brings something new and interesting to the facility!