Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
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.
Surfrider Foundation’s south coast blue water task force program is getting ready to launch seasonal beach monitoring along popular recreational beaches on Oregon’s south coast and this year we’re expanding! In years past we’ve partnered with the students from Pacific High School, but this year we’re starting a peer to peer program, bringing middle school students from Driftwood Elementary into the mix. This Thursday and Friday, along with our partners from the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, we’ll be setting up the lab and introducing the kids to the program through a series of 8 programs to 4 different classes. We’re excited to bring the peer to peer learning element into the program this year to get more kids involved and make better connections between the Port Orford Stewardship Area, Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and nearshore water quality. Wanna volunteer, get more involved or just learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!