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.
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.
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.
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 !!!!!
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