You can also help the once-endangered Brown Pelican by joining the International Bird Rescue’s banded pelican sighting contest. The organization is encouraging the public to sight and report one of the 1,000 blue-banded Brown Pelicans that have been tagged over the last three years to gain a better understanding of their survival and travels. Through Jan. 2, 2013, one adult and one youth (under 18) has a chance to win a pair of Eagle Optics 8X42 Ranger ED Binoculars and a tour of one of their Pelican rehabilitation clinics.
If you’re a student—or have one in the family— who wants to unite in the fight for a healthy ocean and clean community, please join Heal the Bay’s Day Without a Bag campaign by enrolling in our Day Without a Bag Youth Summit, which takes place Sunday, December 1 in Hollywood. At the summit, Heal the Bay staff will provide training and tools for high school and college club leaders to help their communities go bag-free.