Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
Oregon has approximately 110,994 miles of river – and 1916.7 miles of those (less than 2%) are designated as wild & scenic. Now a number of SW Oregon’s prized scenic rivers are under threat from a propsed nickel strip mine near Gold Beach. Area residents, as well as regional groups – like the the Native Fish Society have been trying to get the word out about an upcoming critical public meeting in Gold Beach on September 9. Details below.
Stand UP! For the Bay is coming up – Saturday, September 26th! Join us for a community paddle event and celebration of Coos Bay and our coastal waters. Other activities include educational activities, a bayfront cleanup, live music, a paddle board jousting event, and luau.
Join us at Bastendorff Beach this coming Sunday, August 16 – from 1 – 4 pm for a Beach Cleanup. At our most recent Bastendorff cleanup, we removed about 1.5 tones of trash. Even with our regular efforts, there is still more cleaning up to do. Help us keep Bastendorff beautiful!
The recent toxic mine spill into the Animas River is another warning that we need to protect our rivers. Folks in Southwestern Oregon have been concerned about renewed nickel mining exploration at Red Flat in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The proposed strip mines can potentially do severe damage to our watersheds. See the rest of this post for ways to get involved and to be more informed, including a “Raise a Glass” gathering in Gold Beach and public meeting on September 9th.
The 4th of July is coming up – and what does that mean? Fireworks and parties on the beach . . . and lots of debris littering our shores afterwards. Join us July 5 at Noon at Bastendorff Beach for our Annual “post 4th cleanup.” Show up at the middle parking lot, next to the restrooms. We’ll have our usual table setup with all the gear – grabbers, bags, bucket, magnets – plus coffee & libations to either get you going, or quench your thirst! We need all hands on deck for this one – and we’ll stay until we’ve gotten it cleaned up!