Indian Shores, Fla., March 2, 2017 – Seaside Seabird Sanctuary has set a March 30 date from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for their grand opening event. The original date had to be postponed due to a busy time at the sanctuary and scheduling conflicts. Sanctuary President Andrew von Gontard and the management team are looking forward to hosting community leaders, supporters and the public.
“We hope everyone can join us on March 30 to see all the improvements we have made at the sanctuary and help us to celebrate our team’s hard work and loyalty to our mission,” said von Gontard. “Eddie, our operations manager, the staff and our volunteers are second to none and the event is not only to showcase the recent accomplishments and update our supporters on our future, but also to thank this wonderful group for all their hard work.”
The grand opening event will include a meet and greet with the Sanctuary’s avian ambassadors, staff and volunteers; a chance to check out the daily Pelican hand feeding; a ribbon cutting with the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce; and more. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged to email@example.com.
With new leadership, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary has a renewed mission to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned birds like the ones that recently turned up in St. Petersburg. The entire team has been working diligently and passionately to rehabilitate these and all the birds that come into the sanctuary They are currently looking for more volunteers and staff to join them in their mission. If anyone is interested, please contact Brian Tharp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727-391-6211.
Those who don’t have time to donate can also help. Seaside relies 100 percent on charitable contributions to maintain operations. Donations can be made by mail, online or in person at the sanctuary located at 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785. For information about leaving Seaside in your estate, please also contact Brian Tharp at email@example.com or call 727-391-6211. All donations to the sanctuary are tax deductible.
About Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary took over operations of the sanctuary in Sept. of 2016. It was originally created in 1971 by former president and director Ralph T. Heath, Jr. The sanctuary has rescued and rehabilitated thousands of birds, ranging from the Eastern Brown Pelican to the Eastern Screech Owl. It was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The sanctuary is open to the public 365 days a year. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate to support the sanctuary’s ongoing mission. More information can be found at www.seabirdsanctuary.com.