Help Us Help Nature

Here at EPW, we don't just want to make a difference for the animals we care for on site, but also for their wild relatives and their habitats as well. 

All of us started this sanctuary to make a difference, not just for the animals we bring in and provide a forever home for, but also for their wild cousins and their home as well. We're huge nature lovers and want to help the world around us in any way we can, so we plan to accomplish a few things when it comes to the world around us. 


We want to help people understand why our native plants and animals are important. Every tiny plant and animal serves a very important purpose to keep our ecosystem happy, and with the world around us constantly changing and more and more cities appearing, our ecosystem needs us to step up and help. 

We want to help with our litter issue. With more people, comes more litter. Sadly throwing things out the window of a car, not using a waste can, or improperly securing your trash has become a very common sight. Not only is it ugly to look at, but it's very harmful for our plants and native animals as well. Whether it's helping others to learn the proper disposal methods of trash, or organizing a trash pick up day, we want to help as much as we can to change the way people see our beautiful land. 

With more development comes less trees which provide homes and food for native wildlife and clean air for us to breathe. We want to help by organizing tree planting events to add more beauty to our area along with helping our native animals by giving them more homes and food.

How can you help?

You can help us by donating to our beautification fund, volunteering to help with litter pick up days, and helping with our tree planting days. Also, we're always happy to get recommendations on where we can do some clean up activities, so if you see an area in the Knoxville or Sevierville area, or anywhere in between that is in desperate need of a clean up, please reach out to us and let us know.