30th Annual FACT Barbecue


Since 1986 the Facility for Animal Care and Treatment (FACT) has been hosting Open House, first Saturday of the month, where the community is invited to come out and learn more about the program.

Saturday, October 6th FACT welcomes the community to their 30th Annual Barbecue for the Birds. The event begins with a free tour and silent auction to benefit the program from 2:00pm-5:00pm located in the CSUB Environmental Studies Area (ESA). Followed by a dinner and live music with meal ticket price for adults, $20, seniors and CSUB students $15 and children between the ages 6-12 are $10.

Marlene Benton the Program Coordinator for FACT and ESA encourages the community to come out this Saturday by saying, ” New and returning visitors enjoy seeing the animals, bidding, and the affordable cost of dinner and it is a way to support the FACT program.”

The service FACT provides is a Wildlife Rehabilitation program for native wild animals and they strive to cure and free the animals after recovery. Educating middle school students on the wildlife, which they mainly focus on the birds of prey, is a benefit FACT exercises.

A new attraction to look forward to is the Eagle’s new enclosure, which was a project FACT has been working on and is complete.

The FACT program accepts donations and you can also help by attending the barbecue, open house, or volunteering. To learn more about FACT, the barbecue or how to support the program email FACT@csub.edu or call 654-3167.

— Lizet Vazquez- CSUB Public Affairs Intern