Veterinary nurse Casey Mclean will discuss the mission and work of SR3: Providing response and rehabilitation capacity for stranded or injured marine animals through the creation of a world-class hospital, rehabilitation center, and oil spill response facility for marine mammals, sea turtles, and sea birds. Rehabilitating wildlife which helps monitor the overall health of marine ecosystems and wildlife populations. Building a leading research and teaching facility to provide an accessible, bio-secure laboratory for conducting marine science and large-scale marine conservation. And finally, Involving the community by providing a place for scientific and cultural gatherings that support and inspire conservation
Casey is a licensed veterinary technician who has a degree in marine biology and a long-standing passion and experience in marine animal medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation. She has worked in areas of sea turtle rehabilitation, wildlife rehabilitation, and marine mammal rehabilitation for over 12 years. She is an active member of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network in the Puget Sound and works on a variety of marine animals. Casey is also a trained oil-spill responder.
The event co-sponsored by Vashon Maury Is. Land Trust and Vashon Nature Center.