Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make this take back a success. There were quit a few folks who brought in old prescriptions, vitamins, and needles. Many of the folks who filled out a survey mentioned that they would like to see a regular drop site in their town. Port Orford already has a regular drop off at their city hall.
From all three cities we gathered approximately 100 pounds of prescription drugs that could have ended up in the hands of our kids or been disposed of in the toilet which has been shown to affect the wildlife in the watersheds where this happens. Lets work at keeping our kids and water clean and drug free. Thanks to all the folks who brought in their drugs and to the folks who helped make this take back a reality. Happy Spring!
The Port Orford Ocean Resource Team is sponsoring a pre-Valentine’s Day sweethearts dance and live music event featuring the Hotqua String Band. The event takes place February 13th at the Port Orford Community Building, doors will open at 7:00 pm and the band will start at 7:30. Tickets are $13 advanced and $15 at the door and are available at The Surf Shack (across from Circle K in Port Orford) and at the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team (on Hwy 101 on your way to the Dock). Call 541.332.0627 for more information. The event is a fundraiser for POORT and Surfrider’s annual Port Orford Water Festival, this year on April 16 and 17th. Come on out, grab your sweetheart and dust of your dancing shoes for a great cause! Brought to you by Surfrider Foundation and Port Orford Ocean Resource Team. Featuring sweets from The Surf Shack.
The Redfish Rocks Community Team will assist the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in creating a management plan for the Redfish Rocks Research Reserve and Marine Protected Area. The management plan will include site specific goals, biological and social/economic monitoring plans, outreach and education and compliance/enforcement. The first meeting of the Community Team was held on December 7 and we were fortunate to be joined by Representative Krieger. The Team currently has 11 members that represent a diverse array of stakeholder groups. The Executive Committee was established with Jim Auborn (Mayor) presiding as Chair, Pete Stauffer (Surfrider) as Vice-Chair and Gary Anderson (Port Manager) as Secretary. The Community Team decided to recruit more members and to focus on the following stakeholder groups: Commercial Fishermen, Economic Development Specialists, Oregon State Parks, Business Owners, Teachers, Sport Fishermen/Charter Operators. Community Team meetings will be held on the first Monday of every month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Port Orford City Hall, with the exception of the January 2010 meeting which will be January 11 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Community Building. Please contact Briana if you have questions or would like to apply to join the Community Team: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.332.0627