Beachwatchers And Birders Wanted For Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team (COASST)
On Sunday, March 18th, 2018 from 10:00 to 4:00pm,
the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver a
free training session at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds
Director’s Room. COASST participants help make a difference for
the environment by collecting data on beach-cast carcasses of marine
birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline pattern of beached
bird mortality on North Pacific beaches.
is a citizen science project of the University of Washington in
partnership with state, tribal, and federal agencies, environmental
organizations, and community groups. COASST believes citizens of
coastal communities are essential scientific partners in monitoring
marine ecosystem health. By collaborating with citizens, natural
resource management agencies and environmental organizations, COASST
works to translate long-term monitoring into effective marine
conservation solutions. Currently, around 1000 volunteers survey
beaches in Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.
an interactive, hands-on workshop, trainees will become acquainted
the custom COASST field guide, Beached Birds, and have a chance to try
out their newly acquired identification skills on seabird species
common to the North Pacific. The COASST training provides participants
with the tools to monitor for potential changes in the marine
environment and promote stewardship of local marine resources.
training session will beheld at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds in the
Director’s Room (421 Hwy 101 North, Crescent City, CA 95531) and
is free. Reserve your training spot by calling COASST at
206-221-6893 or by emailing email@example.com. For more information on COASST visit coasst.org.
The Local Chapter Of The Catholic Daughters Of The Americas Will Be Offering One Scholarship This Year
local chapter of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of
the Sea, Court #2405. will be offering one (1) $1500.00 scholarship
this year. This scholarship is for a woman that is 25 years of
age or older, who wishes to start or continue their education.
Applicants must be a resident of the Oregon South Coast, from Florence
to Brookings, and must use their scholarship at a college, tech or
vocational school. There is NO restrictions of race or religion.
Applications MUST be postmarked by April 16, 2018 and will be voted on
by our scholarship committee and the winner will be notified and
presented their award at the Annual Tea on May 12, 2018.
Applications are available at the Coos Bay and North Bend Libraries,
Southwestern Community College Library, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
and St. Monica’s Catholic Church.
Return applications to:
CDA Scholarship Committee, 68248 North Bay Rd, North Bend OR 97459.
For any additional questions, contact Susan Kulick at 541-297-0552.