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Cascade Head
March 17, 2014

Big Wave World Tour Comes to Oregon

Last week, the best big wave surfers in the world descended upon Lincoln City to charge some solid surf at Nelscott Reef for the Dive N’ Surf Oregon Pro. Few probably realized that they were actually surfing within the recently established marine protected area (MPA) that just took effect in January. 
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March 10, 2014

Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Resources

Climate change is happening. As coastal residents, beachgoers, and ocean users we have an important role to play in raising awareness about the decisions we make and how the associated impacts affect the resources that we care so much about. While there is no silver bullet to solving the challenges ahead, through our collective actions we can have a meaningful impact by adapting to this change and planning ahead for our future generations and creating more resilient coastal communities.
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Looking North to Heceta Head & Cape Perpetua
March 4, 2014

Upcoming workshops: How can ODFW best share economic and social monitoring results?

The ODFW marine reserves program needs your help, as well as input from other community members to develop sections of the Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua site management plans. One of the ways they’ll be gathering input is through a series of workshops, this is the second of workshops that will continue through the spring of 2014.
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March 4, 2014

Ocean Power Technologies withdraws permit for “Phase 3″ of Reedsport Wave Energy Project

After continued delays deploying the first buoy for the Reedsport Wave Energy Project, Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) recently notified the Federal Government that they are backing away from larger plans. OPT supposedly intends to continue with its fully-licensed 10-buoy, 1.5 megawatt project as a demonstration project. It is surrendering its preliminary permit for the larger, 50 megawatt commercial scale development.
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February 27, 2014

Hands Across the Sand is May 17th

Hands Across the Sand is an international grassroots event that brings people together to oppose new offshore oil drilling and promote a clean energy future that will help end our dependence on fossil fuels.
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February 5, 2014

Big Plans for Ocean Renewable Energy off Oregon’s Coast

On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union address where he laid out actions to move the economy toward clean energy sources, reduce carbon pollution and create jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced an important step forward for the first offshore wind project proposed for federal waters off the West Coast.  Governor John Kitzhaber and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P. Beaudreau joined Jewell to announce that BOEM has given the green light for Principle Power, Inc. to submit a formal plan to build a 30- megawatt pilot project using floating wind turbine technology offshore Coos Bay, Oregon. 
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