Since completing those courses, I have had lots of opportunites to do some pretty cool stuff. I have helped to teach Whatcom County sixth graders about the many different bugs found in and around our forest streams during their annual forest conservation tour. Check out Forest Conservation Tour for more information on that.I have helped staff the Rain Garden booth at local events and am part of the team promoting the benefits and how-to's of rain gardens. Check out Pay Back Time.
With the beach monitoring group, I have helped monitor beaches in Whatcom County. Check out Beach Monitoring at Semiahmoo to learn more about that. The beach we surveyed that particular morning is at Birch Bay (Semiahmoo) in Blaine, Washington.Then, as a member of the WMMSN response team, and a blogger, I was asked to blog about some of our group's activities. Here's a link to a blog about what we do when we receive a call about a stranded seal pup - Seal Pup Sitting, and a blog about one of the seal pups that we rescued this summer - Wolf Hollow.
And now, I've been asked to be their new webmaster. Yes, of course I will!
So here's the link to our current website - WMMSN Website. Watch for updates - more news, more pics, more info, more stuff - oh, and, of course, a real WMMSN blog. We'll be adding information about some of the great training opportunities we have coming up - a class on performing necropsies and a training session on seal pup tagging. (The tagging class will be in Friday Harbor and I'll be going to that.) As a non-profit organization without grant funding, the WMMSN organization is always strapped for monies and supplies, so we need to add a "donations" button to our website. We also have wonderful T-shirts with colorful WMMSN logos available. Surely we could sell a few more T-shirts if we offered online sales. What else? What would you like to see? Any suggestions?