VWS plans Big Sur coast cleanup to save condors.
Friday, August 28, 2009
After determining the late July death of a wild condor chick was likely caused by trash ingestion, Ventana Wildlife Society has launched a litter clean-up campaign in Big Sur’s condor country.
“This is the first chick in our region to die of trash ingestion, and now is the time to act,” VWS writes.
Four wild condor chicks remain this breeding season, and VWS aims to remove “micro-trash” from the coast before they fledge in about a month.
Volunteers are invited to a coast cleanup Sunday, Aug. 30, 9am-3pm. Meet at VWA’s Discovery Center in Andrew Molera State Park, and bring your own lunch and water. Please call ahead: 455-9514.