Saturday March 10th presents an SF Bay area tradition: the 2012 Run for the Seals. Starting at Rodeo Beach, in the Marin Headlands, and making a 4 mile loop around the lagoon and through some very picturesque sea-side former military base.
I am pretty sure you'll find me there with my daughter, 3 dogs and maybe even my visiting mother -- with a crew that size, we'll walk. There is a wonderful little faire set up at the start/finish, folks from a number of local groups doing good works are there, tours of the Marine Mammal Center itself and generally a lot of fun.
The Marine Mammal Center does incredible work. They manage the heroic task of nursing back-to-health several hundred sick seals, sea-lions, harbor and elephant seals every year. They care for every pup that gets separated from its mother, every seal shot in the face by a heart-less jerk, and just about every other situation in which a marine mammal gets imperiled and help is called in.
If you are in the SF Bay Area this weekend, you might want to check it out:
Saturday March 10th, Rodeo Beach, Marin County, CA