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Our Members are a vibrant community of friends and supporters, living all over the world and coming from all walks of life.  We share the common interest of advancing learning opportunities for all to appreciate the natural wonders of Piedras Blancas and a commitment to protecting the elephant seals.  Memberships provide ongoing support for continued development of our education and training programs, both in-person and through online platforms.

With membership contributions, the Friends of the Elephant Seal is able to educate 200,000 visitors, rain or shine, and welcome over 2,000 touring school children each year. Our Community Science program contributes to scientific research on elephant seals and the William J. Goodger Memorial Internship program provides advanced opportunities for university students to participate in education and research.

An individual membership as a Friend starts at just $25 a year, with advancing levels of commitment. All Friends of the Elephant Seal memberships receive special member communications and discounts in our online store. Your support at any level is valued and appreciated. Individual memberships include:

Friend: ($25/year)

Annual membership card, Among Friends newsletter, access to Members only merchandise and 20% discount for FES Merchandise at our Online Store.

Good Friend: ($50/year)

All Friend benefits, an elephant seal tote bag and the satisfaction of doing your part to protect these animals and their marine environments.

Great Friend: ($100/year)

All Good Friend benefits and the book, Elephant Seals, personally inscribed to you and signed by the authors, Carole and Phil Adams.

Faithful Friend: ($250/year)

All Great Friend benefits and 2 caps.

Best Friend: ($500/year)

All Faithful Friend benefits, plus a one-hour docent-led private tour at the rookery for a party of eight.

Best Friend for Life: ($1500)

All the benefits of a Best Friend and a Best Friend for Life jacket.

Join us today in support of protecting these amazing animals and their marine environments!

Become a Community or Business Partner

Our Community and Business Partners share our interests in welcoming visitors from all over the world and collaborating to reach our mutual goals. The natural wonders of the Piedras Blancas Northern Elephant Seal Rookery is a “must-see” experience for millions of visitors to the Central Coast each year.  With thousands of website visits and over 100,000 searches each month for “elephant seals,” our business partners enjoy local, national and international visibility.

With your help, we can fulfill our commitment to advancing learning opportunities and protecting the elephant seals. Community and business partnerships provide ongoing support for continued development of our education and training programs, both in-person and through online platforms. We are able to enhance the elephant seal viewing experience through publishing and updating E-Seal News, a complimentary educational newsletter distributed at the Elephant Seal viewing area. We can distribute Elephant Seal Viewing Guidelines and Elephant Seal of Approval stickers for kids in areas where elephant seals are at risk of disturbance by people and their pets.  We can organize on-going clean-up efforts to prevent trash from blowing across our elephant seal beaches and endangering the seals and other wildlife who mistake it for food.

become a sponsor

With these partnerships, the Friends of the Elephant Seal is able to educate 200,000 visitors, rain or shine, and welcome over 2,000 touring school children each year. Our Community Science program contributes to scientific research on elephant seals and the William J. Goodger Memorial Internship program provides advanced opportunities for university students to participate in education and research.

The Community Circle partnership starts at just $125 a year, with advancing levels of commitment and related benefits.  All Friends of the Elephant Seal community and business partnerships receive special communications. Your support at any level is valued and appreciated.  Community and Business Partners include:

Community Circle Partner: ($125/year)

An Elephant Seal of Appreciation decal and a Certificate of Appreciation for your support to display at your office or storefront, plus listing on our website and in the program of annual Friends of the Elephant Seal Docent appreciation dinner.

Business Circle Partner: ($250/year)

All the benefits of Community Circle partner, plus monthly listing in our Docent newsletter.

Corporate Partner: ($500/year)

All  benefits of Business Circle partner, plus a complimentary one-hour docent-led private tour for your group at the rookery.

Corporate Beachmaster: ($1500)

All benefits of Corporate Partner, complimentary one-hour docent-led private tour at the rookery for your invited group up to twice a year,  plus reserved seating for two at VIP table at annual Friends of the Elephant Seal Docent Appreciation dinner and placement of your logo in our member newsletters and website home page.

Corporate Voyager: ( $5000 and up) 

All benefits of Corporate Partner, plus complimentary one-hour docent-led private tour at the rookery for your invited group up to four times a year,  plus a reserved VIP table for 8 at the annual Friends of the Elephant Seal Docent Appreciation dinner and placement of your logo in our member newsletters and website home page.

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Friends of the Elephant Seal is a 501(c) (3) non- profit corporation, relying on grants, sponsorships, memberships and your donations. Your charitable contribution supports our programs.

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Friends of the Elephant Seal is a cooperating association with California State Parks.

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