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About Us

Here at Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in the early 1980s, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

About Us: About Us

Our Volunteers

Please contact and receive confirmation from the rehabber you are trying to contact before visiting or dropping off wildlife.

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project. Below are some of our local or licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators.


Linda Nebbe

Linda has been a wildlife rehabilitator in Iowa for 45 years she also works with volunteers, interns, and educational programs. In addition she has an extensive background and interest in the essential connection of humans, animals and nature (animal and nature assisted therapy). Please do not currently call or arrive with wildlife.


Heather Bedard

Heather Bedard was born and raised on the west coast where she volunteered at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, in the rehabilitation center. In 2001, she moved to Waterloo, Iowa. She started volunteering at the BHWRP in 2017 . Her lifetime love of animals and nature led her to obtain her apprenticeship wildlife rehabilitation license. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and gardening.


Janet Grovo

Janet is a master rehabber with 15 years experience who lives near Janesville in Iowa. She loves working with small mammals such as raccoons and skunks. She can be reached at 319-987-2959 or on her cell 319-215-0321. Please call and confirm before dropping off wildlife.


Lorrie Kane

Lori is a wildlife rehabilitator who lives in Waterloo, Iowa. She has been working with BHWRP since 2009. She is located at 517 Cloverdale, in Waterloo Iowa and her phone number is 319-939-4635. Please call and receive confirmation before dropping off any wildlife.


Dreama Bartz

Dreama only works with orphaned or injured squirrels. She can be contacted at 319-269-8729.


Sarah Finical

Sarah is located in Cedar Falls. She is the website administrator and can be reached at with any photos or website requests. She is currently in the process of getting her state rehab license.


Christina Langham

Christina has been an irreplaceable asset to BHWRP for several decades in regards to organizing and record keeping. She currently resides in Wisconsin. She can be reached at 608-804-0141.

About Us: Meet the Team

Our History

Here we will have a history of Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project, how we were founded and where we have our roots. Stay Tuned!

About Us: Who We Are
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