IBRRC Director to share ‘Stories from the Frontline’ at Oakland benefit event

IBRRC Director Jay Holcomb, a pioneer in the rescue and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife for over twenty years, will be speaking at ‘Saving Seabirds – Stories from the Frontline,’ a benefit event, co-sponsored by the Oakland Zoo and Golden Gate Audubon Society, in support of International Bird Rescue Research Center’s ongoing rescue efforts. The event will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 28th at the Oakland Zoo.

For the past 24 years, Jay Holcomb has led IBRRC as it has responded to more than 200 domestic and international oil spills. Jay pioneered the search and rescue program at the Exxon Valdez oil spill, managing the entire rehabilitation program that cared for over 1,600 birds. He also played a key role in managing the rescue and rehabilitation of 20,000 oiled African Penguins.

Join us for an inspiring evening and find out how a Bay Area oil spill in 1971 gave birth to an international bird rescue team that has made a difference to the lives of thousands of seabirds around the world.

Tickets for the event will available on the night for $12 – $20 (sliding scale).

For more information on the event read the KQED blog