Seal Sitters and Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

Hotwire Coffee and Seal Sitters team up to match funds for Year of the Seal

Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Seal Sitters are offering a new drink you can feel great about this summer: Seal Sitter Coffee! Purchase the official Seal Sitters Coffee, a 12oz. blueberry and mint dark chocolate mocha, and $3.00 will be donated by Hotwire to Seal Sitters on your behalf.

Seal Sitters is a West Seattle based all-volunteer group dedicated to protecting marine mammals on our shores. Trained by NOAA, they work to protect and observe marine mammals in our waters.

This year, Seal Sitters celebrates the Year of the Seal. The Department of Neighborhoods has awarded Seal Sitters a grant from the Neighborhood Matching Fund program for an educational outreach project, The Year of the Seal: Sentinels of the Sound. Since the Neighborhoods Matching Fund program awards require a “match” by volunteer labor, donated materials, donated professional services or cash, this is where the fundraiser comes in.

Seal Sitters will celebrate the culmination of the project with Harbor Seal Day on September 8th with the dedication of a seal and pup sculpture to be installed on Alki Beach just a few feet east of the Bathhouse. Georgia Gerber, a Pacific Northwest Artist whose best-known sculptures including Pike Place’s Rachel the Pig and Woodland Park Zoo’s Lowland Gorillas, has been commissioned to create the bronze sculpture.

To learn more about the Year of the Seal, go here:http://www.sealsitters.org/news/year-of-the-seal.html

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