Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meeting Reminder: Wednesday February 1st

OPC Surfrider Meeting Reminder
When: Wednesday, February 1st - 6:30 pm
Where: Smuggler's Landing - 115 E Railroad Ave Port Angeles, WA 98362-2925

Agenda Items:
  • Upcoming Events
  • Tsunami Debris coverage
  • November beach cleanup slideshow and article review (Eric)
  • Updates from National
See you then,
Eric W.

Presentation by Charles Moore: "Saving our Oceans From Plastic"

Charles Moore to present at The Landing Mall on Thursday January 26th at 6:30pm

Like a synthetic siren, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch drew Charles Moore to science; now his research raises deep questions about plastic. Moore first encountered the 2-million-square-mile floating landfill by chance in 1997, as skipper of a catamaran. His discovery turned him into a scientist/activist, and prompted a global reassessment of plastic's invasiveness. Moore chronicles his investigations of our ocean's plastic load in his newly-published book, Plastic Ocean.

Moore will be speaking in Port. Angeles at The Landing Mall, Upstairs Conference Room, 115 E. Railroad Ave. Port Angeles, WA 9363

For details, please contact Anne Shaffer, A 5$ donation is requested.

Friday, January 20, 2012

NOAA Tsunami Debris Presentation

WHEN: January 23rd, 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Commissioners Meeting Room, Clallam County Courthouse

Nir Barnea, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA’s Marine Debris Program will be speaking at the regular monthly meeting of the Clallam County Marine Resource Committee.  His talk will focus on the marine debris associated with the March 2011 tsunami in Japan, focusing on early post-tsunami observations, NOAA’s debris modeling efforts and more recent observations of debris made in the northeast Pacific Ocean.  There will be an opportunity for questions.

All chapter members interested in the imminent arrival of debris from the Japanese Tsunami should plan on attending.
Eric Waterkotte
Olympic Peninsula Chapter, Surfrider Foundation