Please donate via your California state tax return to help endangered sea otters

We've donated $50 to the sea otter fund each year since it was added
to the California state tax return. Please consider making a donation,
however small. Everything helps.

From the Monterey Bay Aquarium…

> March 9, 2010
>
> Sea otters are remarkable animals but their struggling population
> needs our help.
>
> Won't you please join me in making a contribution to help sea otters
> when you file your California state income tax form this year?
>
> You need only watch Kit, our three-month old pup and newest addition
> to our sea otter exhibit, to feel inspired to protect the oceans and
> ocean wildlife.
>
> We will never know how Kit became separated from her mother, but we
> do know that females of prime breeding age are dying in record
> numbers. That's why the California Sea Otter Fund is so important–
> it supports critical research needed to help these animals survive.
>
> Your contribution is urgently needed. Last year, the fund fell
> $13,000 short of the $250,000 minimum target. We must meet the
> minimum this year to keep it on the tax form.
>
> Please take action for sea otters when you file your income taxes
> this year.
>
> In 25 years of helping sick and stranded sea otters, we've learned a
> lot but there is much more to do. Please also consider making a tax-
> deductible donation to the Aquarium to support our work on behalf of
> California's sea otters and advance our mission to inspire
> conservation of the oceans.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Julie Packard
> Executive Director
> Monterey Bay Aquarium
>
>
> *****************************************************************
>
> Did You Know?
> Four years ago, a young boy visiting our sea otter exhibit learned
> about the threats facing sea otters and felt compelled to do
> something. He enlisted help from his dad, who happened to be
> California Assembly member Dave Jones. Jones co-authored a bill that
> allowed people to make a voluntary contribution to sea otter
> research when they file their state income taxes, and the California
> Sea Otter Fund was created.
>
> *****************************************************************
>
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> is to inspire conservation of the oceans.
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1 Comment

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