Sunday, March 22, 2009


The DFW Wildlife Coalition is welcoming spring by kicking off a campaign designed to raise much-needed funds for the nonprofit organization, create awareness of wildlife issues, and help all of us clear out accumulated clutter.

With the message “Clean Out Your Nest so We Can Feather Theirs,” the DFW Wildlife Coalition is asking area residents and businesses to search their homes, garages, outside storage units, offices and warehouses for any unwanted or unused items that can be resold on eBay. They’ve made it as simple and easy as possible by contracting with EasySale to pick up items directly from donors and handle the sale. Donors will be given a tax receipt from DFW Wildlife Coalition.

“With the current economic climate, we are all looking for ways to save money,” said Prudi Martin-Koeninger, president of the DFW Wildlife Coalition. “Each of us has items that we no longer use that can benefit our organization's educational development needs.”

Prudi says that, through the Coalition’s hotline, its volunteers educate the public daily on “humane solutions for urban wildlife conflicts.” They also explain the choices available that can save homeowners and businesses valuable dollars while humanely evicting or coexisting with wildlife.

Among the “hot sellers” on eBay these days are everyday household items, including dinnerware, crystal and china, cameras, video games, sporting equipment, bicycles, cars, boats, collectibles, sports memorabilia, musical instruments, lamps, clocks, auto and motorcycle parts, designer clothing and ladies handbags.

Business items that sell well include office furniture, medical equipment, phone systems, older but working laptops, flat screen monitors, discontinued stock, tools, vending machines and even specialized items like floor buffers and pallet jacks.

The campaign begins the first day of Spring, Friday, March 20, and runs through April 6. To donate gently used items and help wildlife efforts throughout North Texas, call 817-640-EASY (3279) or go to, click on the “Donate” icon, and then click on the DFW Wildlife Coalition icon. EasySale will schedule a convenient time to pickup the items.

Proceeds from the “Clean Out Your Nest so We Can Feather Theirs” campaign will directly benefit the Coalition’s WildSpeak! youth programs that provide necessary education about coexisting with native Texas wildlife.

For more information about the DFW Wildlife Coalition or to view helpful hints for handling specific wildlife issues and concerns, call 972-234-WILD (9453) or visit

- By Jonnie England
Metroplex Animal Coalition