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
April 9, 2012

Port Orford Water Festival – 04/14

It’s coming! The 5th annual Port Orford Water Festival is nearly upon us and we hope you’ll join us again for this fun filled day of land to sea connectivity activities for the whole family. Over 14 organizations and agencies will have interactive booths and the afternoon will host a suite of activities from surfing and fishing lessons to workshops by NOAA partners. This year’s keynote speaker, First Lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes. More info. Click below to check out some of the highlights from last year’s event.

February 14, 2012

4H Surfrider Gold Beach Surf Club sign ups 2-21-12

The new Gold Beach 4-H Surfrider Surf Club will have a fun filled first meeting/enrollment night Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30-7pm in the OSU Extension Office meeting room.

Activities planned include surf movies, Indo boarding and sign ups.

Club activities will combine the fun of surfing while learning about marine and coastal conservation.  Several wetsuits and surfboards have been donated and are available for the clubs use. Membership is open to children in 4th-12th grades but K-3rd graders are welcome to participate with a parent partner.

Stoked surfers

If you have interest in learning more, contact 4H and Michelle or Sheri the 4-H Extension Office.  (541) 247-6672 or (800)356-3986

Or call South Coast Organizers for Surfrider and Dave Lacey at 541 373-0487

January 15, 2012

Ocean Frontiers Film: Feb 11/12 in Port Orford

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship will premiere in Port Orford on Sat. Feb 11 at the Savoy Theatre at 5pm. The film profiles successful examples of ocean stewardship in the U.S. including local efforts in Port Orford. Purchase your ticket by Friday January 20th for $10 at A reception will follow at the Community Hall at 7:30pm with Hors d’oeuvres & spirits provided (21 & over only). For more information on the film, please visit: www.ocean-frontiers.orgSpecial guests include Mayor Jim Auborn, State Representatives Wayne Krieger & Arnie Roblan, Governor John Kitzhaber & First Lady Cylvia Hayes. The Surfrider Foundation is proud to be a co-host of the event. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets today! There will also be a Sunday matinee on Feb 12 at 4pm with tickets available for $5 at the door.

Update: Saturday tickets are almost sold out but there’s still plenty of tickets for the Sunday matinee!

January 4, 2012

Kalmiopsis Audubon Sponsors Film Festival Jan. 14 at Savoy

DOORS OPEN at 1:30pm
Warm up with a slideshow featuring images of birds and nature by talented local photographers.

2pm -5:15pm
Chetco Adventure– a very short (2 min.) adventure piece by top-notch kayaker and Banff-Mountain-Film-Festival-award winner Andy Maser gives us a rare glimpse at the upper Chetco River as it flows deep in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

FEATURE: A Wild American Forest— Learn what makes the Klamath-Siskyou ecoregion –in our own backyard–so extraordinary. This film aired on OPB last year. Narrated by Susan Sarandon


FEATURE: Vanishing of the Bees (starting around 3pm) – A gripping narrative documentary about Colony Collapse Disorder–a health threat to bees that risks the loss of much more than honey since we depend on honeybees to pollinate 1/3 of the food on our tables.

Grab a quick bite at a local restaurant, at home, or at the Savoy Concession stand.

6:00 to 6:30pm
Festival Reception
Mingle at the stage, refreshments provided by KAS-member volunteers.

6:30 -9:15 pm
Mini-sneak Preview: Ocean Frontiers—promising approaches ocean stewardship, featuring Port Orford! –coming to the Savoy on Feb. 11

Salmon Skin –Go eye to eye with five West-coast salmon species! A short film by Arcata-based underwater videographer Thomas Dunklin, plus additional under-river footage of the robust 2011 Chinook runs on our own Elk and Chetco Rivers. A unique opportunity to enter the world of the salmon.

Wild Oregon–WORLD PREMIERE! Enjoy a stunning tour of Oregon’s wild landscapes in this short film by Emmy-award winning, Port-Orford-based cinematographer David Fortney. Fortney’s eye for beauty, distinctive perspective, and filming techniques set his work apart and give viewers a sense of awe and wonder.


FEATURE: Ghost Bird–(starting around 7:45pm) A smart and humorous documentary that considers the “rediscovery” of the Ivory-billed woodpecker and how it changed a small, rural Arkansas town. The Wall Street Journal has called it “witty and metaphysical” and the New York Times says it’s “a multi-layered story that will fascinate practically everybody.” –WINNER OF THE CINE 2010 GOLD EAGLE AWARD, SOUTHERN SOUL OF INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD, INDIE MEMPHIS AWARD, and many others…

October 18, 2011

Birds of Redfish Rocks: November 2

Please join us at the Port Orford Library at 7pm on November 2 for the Birds of Redfish Rocks and Important Bird Area (IBA) Program! Local photographer Lois Miller and Kalmiopsis Audubon Society’s Ann Vileisis will present on the birds that inhabit or use the area around Redfish Rocks.  Ann and Lois will show big screen pictures and share insights about local shore birds that can be difficult to see close up. Paul Engelmeyer from Audubon Society’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary will explain what IBAs are and how they play into the sea bird conservation efforts from Alaska to Baja California. Paul will provide the bigger picture highlighting the central coast Marbled Murelet IBA and how it plays into the Cape Perpetua marine reserve and Oregon’s network of marine reserves. Come enjoy the discussions, photography and tasty local seafood samples from Port Orford Sustainable Seafood! This event is a collaboration of the Redfish Rocks Community Team, Kalmiopsis Audubon Society, Our Ocean, and Port Orford Ocean Resource Team.
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