Coos Bay Chapter

The Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
November 9, 2007 | No Comments

Dolphin Protection

This is my first blog posting, please bear with me. Thought some folks out there might find some of these interesting. Enjoy!

http://www.surfline.com/surfnews/surfwire.cfm?id=11948

www.seashepherd.org/taiji

http://wildlifedirect.org/blogAdmin/whalesharks/2007/11/01/stop-the-dolphin-slaughter-in-japan/

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21689083/http://www.dispatch.co.za/2007/11/05/Easterncape/aalead.html

www. savejapandolphins .org

November 7, 2007 | No Comments

Harbor Vista Campaign Support

On November 28, 2007 at 9:00 am at the Lane County Commission meeting local Florence residents and users from all over are encouraged to come and give comments in support of this campaign to stop a newly implaced user fee at Harbor Vista. Harbor Vista, more commonly known by locals as Chicken Point, has a local cultural significance. Fisherman, surfers and other ocean users have used this lookout to check the bar and ocean conditions for years. They have also historically used this parking area free of charge. In the summer of 2007, Lane County Parks emplaced a fee with no general improvement or services for the parking area. The park is essentially taxing local residents with a fee that offers no services for those parking. Day-use fees set a dangerous precedent for public rights to free and open access to our beaches and coastline scenic views. Please show your support by helping give comments to the county commission at the meeting or just call them let them know your in objection to this fee! Comments can be made to the commission from both Eugene and Florence and for more details contact Gus Gates at ggates@surfrider.org
October 11, 2007 | No Comments

Marine Reserve Forum Florence – October 16

On Tues, Oct 16, Surfrider is sponsoring an open forum from 6-8pm in Florence in Bromley room of the Siuslaw Public Library. Entitled Marine Reserves: What YOU Need to Know, the forum will feature presentations from members of the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) on Oregon’s public process to establish a network of reserves in Oregon’s Territorial Sea. The evening will also feature the short film: Common Ground: Oregon’s Ocean, produced by Greenfire Productions, as well as opportunities to get involved at the local and state level. Food and Beverages will be provided. All are welcome. See you there!

October 11, 2007 | No Comments

Port Orford Water Quality News

Check out this great article written by one of our great Port Orford locals, Rachel Moore (http://portorfordlocalnews.com/?p=311). Rachel has worked within the community supporting Surfrider and POORT in thier land sea connections for stewardship planning. Rachel’s work as an observer has opened her up to a great dialogue with fisherman at sea, where the conversations really matter for the local community. Bridging that sea-going dialouge with terrestrial and nearshore stewardship and outreach efforts through the watershed council and our Blue water task force program has been one of Rachel’s recent focal points. Thanks Rachel!

August 28, 2007 | No Comments

Surfrider Files Motion on Proposed Florence Wave Park

On Aug 13, Surfrider filed a Motion of Intervention with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the proposed wave energy project off the Florence South Jetty. The motion is an administrative action that will secure “party” status for Surfrider in the permitting process. Surfrider is not opposed to wave energy development in Oregon and we recognize the value of renewable energy. However, there are some unique concerns regarding this particular project, including the proposed location and form of technology. In short, the goal of the motion is to position our local membership to have a greater influence in how permitting process moves forward. To read full motion and an article in Register Guard, see comments to this post.

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