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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites community to PMMC talk with Wendy Leeds

On Wednesday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach invites the community to a presentation titled “From Sea Lions to Whales, PMMC Saves Lives.” The guest speaker will be Wendy Leeds, Animal Care Coordinator for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC).

Unitarian Universalist headshotThe mission of PMMC is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release marine mammals and inspire ocean stewardship through research, education, and collaboration. It undoubtedly makes its most visible contribution by keeping endangered marine mammals healthy and safe.

Leeds will explain how mammals at the Center are rehabilitated, the ways in which the public can help protect them in the wild, and the volunteer opportunities and education programs offered by the Center. 

Leeds, originally an Animal Care Volunteer, has been associated with the PMMC for more than 20 years. She is not only responsible for coordinating and facilitating rescue calls, but also completing the lengthy reports on each animal that are required. 

Leeds is the point-person for maintaining PMMC’s whale disentanglement gear and responding to and coordinating whale rescues as directed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) staff. She also visits California communities to provide training to local lifeguards and junior lifeguards, and acts as PMMC’s liaison to local sheriff’s departments and park rangers.

For additional information, contact Rachel Daniels at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (310) 714-2699.