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Seal Watch to Hold Volunteer Orientations

As Carpinteria Seal Watch gears up for the upcoming season, the organization will hold orientations for new and returning volunteers. Orientations will be held on Thursday Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., and on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. via zoom. Pizza will be served at the in-person orientation. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least one weekly two-hour shift on the blufftop overlook above the rookery. While the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act prohibits approaching marine mammals year-round, Carpinteria Seal Watch will be monitoring the harbor seal sanctuary during pupping season from Jan 1- May 31, as it has for 32 years. If interested in volunteering, email or call (805) 684-2247.