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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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The Riverhead Foundation accomplishes so much given their limited resources. Even after losing a few grants, they manage to do everything they set out to do. The staff there work SO HARD; they are constantly inundated with tasks but manage to stay afloat. I think they have great public outreach, ...
The Riverhead Foundation is wonderful! They save the lives of countless marine creatures and are caring and compassionate. My family & I travel for over 2 hours to see the releases and we find it exciting and rewarding to watch every one of them. We never get tired of it! The staff and ...
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I am always impressed with the work and dedication that the RF puts forward. The staff is incredible and the volunteers have huge hearts and enthusiasm for knowledge and sharing it with the public. I hope everyone on Long Island visits and joins them in their continuous pursuit to make the waters ...
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