Lunch and Learn with Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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Are you free for lunch on Wednesday, January 16th?  Bring your lunch and learn about one of Laguna Beach’s treasured institutions -- the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

PMMC will make a multi-media presentation on their Southern California Marine Mammal Rescue Effort beginning at 12 noon at the Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church in Downtown Laguna Beach.  Kelli Lewis, Director of Education at PMMC says “We’re open for the public to visit and this presentation will be an excellent introduction to the work we do.” 

Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center is among the forerunners in marine mammal rehabilitation science. The Center’s founding in 1971 preceded the institution of the Marine Mammal Protection Act by one year. The first organization of its kind in the state of California, PMMC shares the responsibility for the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals on California’s entire coastline with only six other organizations. 

“PMMC most commonly treats northern elephant seals, pacific harbor seals and California sea lions and is the only temporary holding facility for small whales and dolphins between Santa Barbara and San Diego,” said Debbie MacCarter, Animal Care Supervisor.  “We experience the largest influx of patients during the springtime, and are fortunate to have many volunteers and contributors that support our critical mission of rescue, rehabilitation and release.”

This lunch and learn event is free to the public and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Please RSVP before Monday, January 14th as seating is limited to info@darlaguna.org or to Gloria Padach at 949/494-3833.

The Laguna Presbyterian Church is located at 415 Forest Avenue at the corner of Second Street in downtown Laguna Beach.  The PMMC presentation will be in the Parlor with an entrance in the rose garden. There is plenty of metered parking available.


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