The Oregon Marine Debris Team is ready to put a statewide volunteer beach cleanup/response plan into place, and we’ve announced a series of 15 workshops from Seaside to Brookings to train and organize volunteers for ongoing cleanup efforts and response to increase debris.
The first of these training sessions is coming right up, this Tuesday (March 5) in Florence, followed by Bandon (March 6) and Port Orford (March 7). For details of these and the other sessions, see the full schedule at the bottom of this post.
The upcoming workshops are designed to pull together the hundreds of volunteers who are already signed up for our project, and link them to organizations and communities already engaging in ongoing cleanup efforts. The goal is to create a solid network keeping watch over the entire Oregon coast and able to organize a cleanup and respond locally wherever one is needed. The OMDT consists of Surfrider Foundation, CoastWatch, SOLVE, Washed Ashore and Oregon Sea Grant.
The workshops are intended for OMDT volunteers and community leaders already active in debris cleanup. If you haven’t already volunteered, please sign up for the OMDT list at http://tinyurl.com/debristeam. You will receive information about these training sessions and about all future activities.
For more information about the workshops or to RSVP your interest in attending, contact Sea Grant’s Jamie Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE OF TSUNAMI DEBRIS WORKSHOPS
Brookings: Saturday, March 9 10:00 – 12:00 pm Chetco Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings
Gold Beach: Saturday, March 9 1:30 – 3:30 pm Gold Beach City Council Chamber, 29592 Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach
Port Orford: Thursday, March 7 5:30 – 7:30 pm Port Orford Library, 1421 Oregon St, Port Orford
Bandon: Wednesday, March 6 6:30 – 8:30 pm Harbor Town Events Center, 325 2nd St SE
North Bend: Wednesday, March 13 6:30 – 8:30 pm North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave, North Bend
Reedsport: Date and location TBD
Florence: Tuesday, March 5 6:30 – 8:30 pm Windward, 3757 U.S. 101, Florence
Yachats: Monday, March 11 6:30 – 8:30 pm Overleaf Lodge, 280 Overleaf Lodge Ln, Yachats
Newport: Friday, March 15 6:30 – 8:30 pm Newport City Hall Council Chambers, 169 SW Coast Hwy, Newport
Lincoln City: Monday, March 25 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location TBD
Pacific City: Tuesday, March 26 1:00 – 3:00 pm Location TBD
Tillamook: Thursday, March 28 5:30 – 7:30 pm Location TBD
Rockaway: Tuesday, April 16 2:00 – 4:00 pm Rockaway Beach Lions Club, 268 S Anchor St, Rockaway Beach
Cannon Beach: Wednesday, April 10 Time and location TBD
Seaside: Wednesday, April 3 Time and location TBD