New Seal Sitters signs carry important message
Seal Sitters, the local organization devoted to the protection of all northwest marine life has installed signs at West Seattle's Lincoln Park and elsewhere around West Seattle calling attention to the organization's special focus; The protection of stranded marine mammals.
The signs were made possible by a City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods in-kind grant award. As project manager, Seal Sitters Robin Lindsey designed the signs and donated use of her photos but also worked closely with Brenda Peterson, NOAA's NW stranding expert and the WDFW marine mammal biologist regarding the text content of the signs.
"We teamed up with Parks to get the signs installed in locations across West Seattle where seal pups (and adults) are known to "haul out" to rest and warm up. The last wave of signs were installed last month and we have received very positive feedback from the public. We are very excited to have been given this educational outreach opportunity by the City. We feel the new signage will not only protect pups on shore, but lessen the stress of those folks who come across them by having a number to call for immediate response," Lindsey said.
She added, "Seal pupping season is in full swing in the rookeries so pup will soon be venturing off on their own and visiting our West Seattle and area beaches."
A new volunteer training is scheduled for Sunday, July 10 from 2-4 and the organization has some space left for potential volunteers.
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You will see the signs at Constellation Park, Alki Beach, Luna Park, Don Armeni boat launch and at the Water Taxi.