For many years, Beach Grass has participated in ocean conservation programs with World Oceans Day, Surfrider Foundation, Nature Conservancy and the Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Conservation program at the University of New England. With the closing of the MARC program in May, 2014 we learned about the Marine Mammals of Maine non-profit organization that assists stranded marine mammals. MMoME worked in partnership with the UNE facility, transporting stranded mammals to MARC for medical attention.
With the UNE facility now closed, MMoME now faces the challenge to get stranded mammals to the nearest medical facilities in Buzzard's Bay, MA and Mystic, CT. placing greater demands on their budget with increased fuel costs.
You can learn more about MMoME by visiting www.mmome.org where you'll find information on the Stranding Hotline (1-800-532-9551), what to do if you discover a stranded seal on the beach, how to get involved as a volunteer and how to donate.
With this purchase you will receive a miniature hand-painted porcelain seal and a thank you postcard recognizing your support of MMoME with contact information for the program. Proceeds help support our annual giving to MMoME. Thank You!