Tell Congress to reinstate funding for rescuing marine mammals
The John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance Grant Program provides critical funding for marine mammal rescue and research for everything from whales to sea otters. Its recent elimination from the federal budget would mean fewer stranded animals being rescued and rehabilitated.
Springer, pictured on the right, is one of the many success stories from groups funded by the John H. Prescott Grant Program. Rescued from Puget Sound in 2002 by volunteers, Springer was recently sportted with a new calf -- a humble reminder of the lasting impact of marine rescue work.
With the numerous threats to resident orcas in the Northwest, funding for marine mammal rescue volunteers is key to assisting and rehabilitating marine mammals.