Volunteer workers give "Wally" a rub-a-dub-dub in tub. It will be months before the grebe can go home again (if he lives). published Feb 15, 1969, 1969 They are working at the Child's Estate after the Union Oil disaster near Santa Barbara The oil spill went on for months in the Santa Barbara Channel. 75% of the oiled birds died.
Volunteer workers give "Wally" a rub-a-dub-dub in tub. It will be months before the grebe can go home again (if he lives). published Feb 15, 1969, 1969 They are working at the Child's Estate after the Union Oil disaster near Santa Barbara The oil spill went on for months in the Santa Barbara Channel. 75% of the oiled birds died. David Ranns Telegram-Tribune
Volunteer workers give "Wally" a rub-a-dub-dub in tub. It will be months before the grebe can go home again (if he lives). published Feb 15, 1969, 1969 They are working at the Child's Estate after the Union Oil disaster near Santa Barbara The oil spill went on for months in the Santa Barbara Channel. 75% of the oiled birds died. David Ranns Telegram-Tribune

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Photographer David Middlecamp has been delving into The Tribune's archives to share historical photos and articles about the Central Coast with readers since 2007. Reach him at dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com .