Friends of Fort Flagler is excited to offer an opportunity to hear from one of the area’s premier experts on marine mammals, Casey McLean, Executive Director of SR3. Learn about our Pacific Harbor Seals on Tuesday, October 13th at 6pm. Due to COVID, the program will be offered online and is free to the public. To register, please send your name, email and the city of residence to FortFlaglerFriends@gmail.com. Upon emailing us, we will send you the links and instructions. We have seen an increase in harbor seal strandings at Fort Flagler in 2020. We think of them as cute, furry and on our beaches. Learn why and when they’re on the beaches. What they eat, what eats them and how long they live. What should you do if you see one? How can you help them? Casey Mclean has over 12 year’s experience working with marine animals, and is the Executive Director of SR3, Washington’s first dedicated marine animal hospital. SR3 is a nonprofit organization that focuses on response, rehabilitation and research of local marine wildlife. This fall they will be opening a marine animal hospital in the Des Moines marina, just south of Seattle. To learn more about SR3, visit https://www.sealifer3.org/. This program is part of an effort by Friends of Fort Flagler to expand our focus to include the natural history of the park. We will be working with park staff to enhance the natural environment by working on the trails, removing invasive species, and restoring the natural habitat. We are also looking forward to providing a variety of educational opportunities for our park visitors to include interpretive programs, and exhibits.