Making an Impact: Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Dominion Energy recently gave an environmental grant through its charitable foundation to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center to help fund their sea turtle rescue program. Dominion’s grant is going towards rehabilitating sea turtles and towards helping spread the message to recreational fishermen about how to report when a sea turtle is accidentally hooked. It used to be that only one or two accidental hooks were reported a year. Now that more fishermen know how to report the accident, approximately fifty accidents are reported. This effort allows for more sea turtles to be saved.
Veterinarian for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Alyson McNaughton says, “It does take a lot of people to care for these animals. Support from the community, and companies in our region, is greatly appreciated.”