As a supporter of the Wildlife Rehab & Education Center, we would like to share a moment with you that all wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers cherish – the release of four brown pelicans back to the wild!
This group includes the pelican found sheltering on the 5th floor of a high-rise in Houston, the one found at the Kemah/Seabrook Home Depot and two found in the Galveston area after the hard freeze in January (one of these actually had frostbite).
All four of the brown pelicans were emaciated and debilitated due to parasites and the freezing temperatures. The Wildlife Center medicated and fed these animals for over four weeks. It cost over $1000 in fish to bring these animals back to good health. If you would like to contribute to their care please click the DONATE button on the top bar.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Under the Kemah Bridge on the Seabrook side (north side of the channel on Highway 146).
Directions to release site:
Take I-45 S (Gulf Freeway) to NASA Road I / Nasa Parkway
Due to construction, the NASA Road I exit has been combined with the Bay Area Blvd. Exit (Exit #26) you can exit Bay Area Blvd. and follow the feeder road south to NASA Road I where you will turn left (east).
You can take a short cut by using the NASA Road I – Webster Bypass – Go past the Bay Area Blvd. Exit, the freeway will rise to overpass NASA Road I, the exit for the Bypass marked by a temporary sign on the side of the road. Ignore any exit signs for NASA Road I or NASA Parkway and continue straight. It will reconnect with NASA Road I just east of Egret Bay Blvd.
At the intesection with Highway 146 turn right (south). You will see the Kemah Bridge rising in front of you. The exit to go under the bridge is on the right, just before the bridge starts.