Excerpted from Laguna Beach Independent
By Daniel Langhorne
Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) was named Wednesday by the State Legislature as the 2021 California Nonprofit of the Year for Assembly District 74.
The Laguna Canyon-based nonprofit is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since its founding, the nonprofit has rescued more than 10,000 animals including seals, sea lions, dolphins, and sea turtles on the Orange County coastline.
“I am honored to recognize the work of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center,” Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) said in a press release. “They received dozens of nominations from people all around Orange County. Given the life-saving action the organization has been doing for decades, I hope that this honor represents a thank you for their work saving the marine life of Southern California.”