Another Goodbye

From January:

“Dear OWCN Members-

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am leaving my position at the Wildlife Health Center as OWCN staff to move to Humboldt County where I will continue to pursue my career in wildlife rehabilitation and biology.

I have enjoyed my time here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with many of you during oil spill responses and trainings. The dedication and passion that I have seen during oiled wildlife responses from both volunteers and staff of each organization is heartwarming. The network would not be successful without it.

I will be remaining on the UCD member organization spill response team to help out when needed during future CA oiled wildlife responses.

Thanks for everything.”

We at the OWCN are saddened to lose January’s knowledge, enthusiasm and drive for giving wildlife the best care possible, but are gratified that she is willing to help out should there be a spill.  We wish her the best in wherever life’s adventures take her.

At this point, we will not be rehiring her position until Greg’s replacement has been here for awhile so that the new Response Vet can get a sense for what he/she would like from the Spill Technician position.  However, the important roles that both January and Greg played for animal care readiness, training and response are not being dropped – far from it.  The core OWCN staff here at UCD are busily getting ready for the remainder of the Webinar series, planning for Oilapoalooza ’10, and other activities to ensure we are as prepared as possible should a spill hit.

– Mike

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