Every year since my wife and I have moved to Marin, CA we've participated in the "Run for the Seals' ." Like a starry-eyed fanboy I've relayed to you word of the good these guys are busy delivering on for our sea-faring mammalian colleagues -- now you've got the opportunity to go participate in a fairly intimate, well organized and oft educational festival in the Marin Headlands this Saturday, March 12. While the focus is on a brief 4mi (or 2 for even less competitive) run/walk, TMMC always has a fair number of local organizations sharing info on everything from the Humane Society, not polluting our oceans with potentially whale damaging sound, sustainable living and SF Giants Baseball (my dog seems to like Lou Seal.)
I'm running and while you don't have to -- its a lot of fun. You can also walk your kid, your dog or push your kid or dog in a stroller. I've seen it all.
On a sadder note, as we shared a few weeks back, some jerk shot a seal in the face. TMMC has been dutifully caring for the seal, named Silent Knight, and he's improving. Latest updates revolve around his learning new ways to eat before they move him to a new and permanent facility; blinded -- he will never be able to care for himself in the wild again. However he appears to be doing well and is gaining weight at a steady clip.
"In fact, Silent Knight is eating so well that his feed has been reduced to 2.75 kilograms (6.05 lb) three times daily as he has now reached an appropriate weight for his size. His new weight is now 157 kilograms (345.4 lb), up from a prior weight of 142.5 kilograms (313.5 lb) on 1/11/11."
You can follow his progress here.