Newport Sea Lion Docks Foundation

THE BACKGROUND

The wooden sea lion docks at Port Dock One on Newport’s Bay Front have provided a haul-out for sea lions for over 18 years. They provide a unique opportunity for the public to observe these amusing and  interesting animals close up. For many, this is the quintessential Newport experiences, and we thank the Port of Newport for their co-operation in allowing public access, and their past help in maintaining the docks.

Last winter, storms destroyed the docks. The foundation was formed to raise the funds for, and organize, the repair, replacement and ongoing maintenance of the docks. Later, will also provide an observation deck that will separate the public from vehicles servicing fishing boats at the dock. We put in the new pilings last year and have just put in the new floating docks and the pilings for the viewing platform. All  that is left now is for us to manufacture and install the actual platform.

Saving the Newport Sea Lion Docks

OUR MISSION:To raise the funds for, and to organize, the repair, replacement and ongoing maintenance of the Sea Lion Docks on the Newport Bay Front, and to improve the safety of people viewing the sea lions from Port Dock 1.

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Helping Injured Sea Lions

Using the Steve Brown isolation  cage moored to the docks, marine biologists are able to isolate and then treat injured sea lions, such as this one which had been snagged by a plastic packing band. Steve was the local veterinarian and the driving force behind the development and use of  the cage.

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Humane

Please go to the “Donate” Page to contribute         We are in the home stretch. We have put in the new pilings and floating docks, but still need to raise  $40,000 more  for the viewing platform. Thanks for all your help !!!!! Quick Links or use navigation buttons at  top and bottom of each page

Two years ago ...... Starting to go

Last  year ........ Almost gone!

     Now: New pilings, new docks

See the “Donate” page for directions on how to find us, next to Port Dock 1 on the Bay Front.