Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
We encourage you to attend the Land Sea Connection Workshop on Feb 11th from 9am to 3:30 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to enhance implementation and effectiveness of current programs and projects in the Port Orford Stewardship Area. Please come and learn about the many ways to get involved as a volunteer!
On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 from 9am – 4pm there will be a public workshop at the Port Orford Library on marine spatial planning (MSP) activities in Oregon. Presenters will discuss Oregon’s process to update the Territorial Sea Plan to address renewable ocean energy development. The event is designed to provide background for stakeholders, community leaders, and the public on the planning process including ways to engage. Speakers will include: Paul Klarin (DLCD); Pete Stauffer (Surfrider); Peter Freeman (Oregon State University); Charles Steinback (Ecotrust); Dick Vandershaff (Nature Conservancy); and John Hansen (West Coast EBM Network). It should be a good event. Hope to see you there!
In North Curry County, Port Orford Ocean Resource Team is partnering with Surfrider and the Port Orford Arts Council for Friday night movies. Friday nights at 6:30 pm showings will include great surf footage, environmental awareness, and entertainment.
These movies provide the community with free and fun activities during the winter months, while educating attendees of Surfrider and Ocean Resource Team events and local volunteer opportunities.
Call 541.332.0627 for Movie Listings and Dates through out December and January
After meeting for nearly 18 months, the Coos Bay Marine Reserve Recommendation Committee has come forward with a range of different scenarios for potential marine reserves and marine protected areas within the Cape Arago/ Seven Devils region and is seeking input from the public. The scenarios can be viewed at: www.portofcoosbay.com/marineres.htm During December 2010, the Recommendation Committee is hosting public comment town hall meetings in Reedsport, Charleston and Bandon on the proposed options. Following the town halls, the Committee will meet again to review public comments and finalize a recommendation for the Port Commission, which would then forward a proposal to the state Ocean Policy Advisory Council. The public meetings will be held in the following locations:
Bandon, December 8, 2010 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bandon High School Cafeteria – 550 9th Street SW, Bandon
Charleston, December 9, 2010 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology – 63466 Boat Basin Road, Charleston
Reedsport, December 13, 2010 – 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reedsport High School Cafeteria – 2260 Longwood Drive, Reedsport
The Committee would like to hear from you about your thoughts on establishing protections for this ecologically rich area. Check out the different scenarios and plan on attending one of the meetings, or submit written comments here. Comments are due by noon on Monday, December 20th.