Marian Childress is a 12-year volunteer with the Virginia Aquarium and champion for stranded sea turtles and marine animnals.
Updated: Friday, 19 Nov 2010, 6:20 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 19 Nov 2009, 4:06 PM EST
HAMPTON, Va. - GANDHI SAID: “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”
This honoree has done just that. For 12 years she has volunteered at the Virginia Aquarium, racking up 10,125 hours in service to the Bird Care/Quarantine area and the stranding response team. She’s responded to hundreds of dead or stranded sea turtles and marine mammals. She travels to other states to pick up or deliver injured sea turtles and marine mammals. She is a dedicated member of the Avian team, she works in outreach to teach the community about Virginia’s endangered marine animals and does the dirty work, too! Cleaning cages and roaming the beach before dawn during sea turtle nesting season looking for new nests to protect.
MARIAN CHILDRESS IS THE CHANGE SHE WANTS TO SEE IN THE WILDLIFE WORLD. THAT’S WHAT MAKES HER ONE OF WAVY-TV'S 2009 10 WHO CARE.
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