March 27, 2014

April OPC meeting: Mangrove Action Project

April OPC meeting: Mangrove Action Project with PA local – Alfredo Quarto!

When: Wednesday, April 2 6:30pm to whenever Rick kicks us out!
Where: Smugglers Landing Restaurant, 115 E Railroad Ave, Port Angeles, WA 98362

Come check out PA local, Alfredo Quarto, speak about his work with the Mangrove Action Project.  He is Executive Director and Co-founder of this organization which focuses on partnering with mangrove forest communities, grassroots NGOs, researchers, and local governments to conserve and restore mangrove forests and related coastal ecosystems, while promoting community-based sustainable management of coastal resources.

We will also be providing updates on the LaFarage property, beach cleanups, Hazwoper trainings, International Surf Day, state and national Surfrider updates, and much more!  *See attached agenda.

Also check out these upcoming events:

Washington Coast Beach Cleanups

Mark your calendars for April 19th, 2014 when CoastSavers and Surfrider will be hosting the Washington Coast Cleanup. Let your friends and family know about this opportunity to spend some quality time together on the beach, making a positive difference!  Cleanups will be taking place up and down the coast – BBQ to follow!  Check to out their website for more info and to register:

River & Ocean Film Festival

Date: April 19th, 2014
Where: Forks High School, Forks, Washington
Free admission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Films start at 7 p.m.

Enjoy film explorations of our rivers and oceans at the First Annual River & Ocean Film Festival at Forks High School on April 19. This event, held in conjunction with the RainFest River & Ocean Fair and the Washington Coast Clean-up, celebrates the freshwater and marine environments of the west end of the Olympic Peninsula. Short films from the Olympic Peninsula and beyond will highlight the beauty and opportunity of this region, as well as some of the issues faced by its marine and freshwater habitats and the human community. The event is free and open to all. The selected films are primarily shot in a documentary style and are family-friendly.

The Films will be shown at the Forks High School auditorium (around the back of the high school on the north side).

If you would like to submit a film for presentation at the festival, check out our website:

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