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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Nat'l Aquarium Conservation News, Dec 19: Upcoming events, Urban Wildlife, Turtle Season & more!



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Urban Wildlife

As always, I am grateful to the many volunteers, students and partners we've worked with this year, all coming together with the common goal of protecting and restoring the animals and habitats that are vital to the health of our region.

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Turtle Season is in Full Swing

Cold-stun season for sea turtles is in full swing in the Northeast. Our stranding partners in Massachusetts and New Jersey have already seen an influx of admittance, and our Animal Care Center has 19 turtles in rehab now.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jillie Drutz

We would like to welcome the newest volunteer of the Aquarium Conservation Team, Jillie Drutz! Joining the National Aquarium as our 4th Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer, Jillie will be dedicating a year to helping the Conservation department in their endeavors to conserve, restore and educate about the Chesapeake watershed.

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Conservation Resolutions for 2014

As this year winds down, many of us at the National Aquarium are looking forward and thinking about the many ways we can make our lives and the lives of our families and communities healthier and happier in the new year!

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2013 Conservation Re-cap

2013 has been an exciting year for the Conservation Department! We continued our work at some of our existing restoration sites and also celebrated some exciting new events and projects! None of our success would be possible without the help of our volunteers and partners.

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The Endangered Species Act Turns 40

The Endangered Species Act was enacted by Congress in December of 1973. Its goal is to provide protection for species that are endangered or threatened and conserve the habitats their survival depends upon.

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

Fresh Thoughts Sustainable Seafood Dinner
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Farring Baybrook Tree Planting
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fort McHenry Field Day
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Virginia Beach Dune Restoration
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Check back here in 2014 for registration.

During this giving season, our staff is fundraising to support our important mission.

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