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RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION FOR MARINE RESEARCH AND PRESERVATION Overview
The mission of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is to preserve and protect our marine environment through education, rehabilitation, and research. The Riverhead Foundation operates the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program in New York State and is the only organization authorized to do so. The Riverhead Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of seals, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Riverhead Foundation’s Rescue Hotline, 631-369-9829, is a 24-hour phone line the public may call when they discover an animal in need of care. The Riverhead Foundation’s educational efforts are dedicated to informing the public about our marine environment and its preservation. The Riverhead Foundation also engages in research and is conducting an extensive marine mammal and sea turtle abundance study throughout New York State. The Riverhead Foundation relies on public support in the form of donations to carry out our mission. The Riverhead Foundation also relies on the public for its dedicated force of volunteers.
We have been able to rescue and rehabilitate hundreds of marine mammals and sea turtles! We also deployed a team of biologists in the past year in response to the Deepwater Horizion oil spill and were able to save hundreds of oiled sea turtles.
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After a year & a half volunteering, these folks continue to amaze me with their efforts & caring both for the volunteers & animals they rescue. Last summer, I added volunteering at fairs; the people you work with & meet are terrific. I added some wonderful folks to my friends list on the East End. ...
I've had nothing but the most amazing experiences volunteering for the Foundation this past year. The work and dedication of everyone is nothing short of amazing...
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This organization is truely amazing. The work they do helping New York's marine mammals and sea turtles is wonderful. I have had the pleasure working/volunteering with the foundation for about a year now and have enjoyed every minute of it! Keep up the good work guys and you will always have my ...
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