The 4th Annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium will be held tonight in Yachats, at the Commons – Doors open at 5pm, keynote begins at 5:30. This is a free event open to the public. This year’s event will kick off with a welcome from Senator Roblan and Representative Gomberg and follow with the keynote speaker Laura Anderson of Local Ocean Seafood. Food and beverages will also be served. The Cape Perpetua Land/Sea Symposium is a community event aimed at promoting local stewardship efforts and raising awareness about current research being conducted within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds. Keynote Speaker Laura Anderson will speak at 5:30 She is the owner of Local Ocean Seafoods. She will discuss her cultural trajectory as a fisher, student, business owner, community and now statewide leader on ocean issues.
Dr. Francis Chan from OSU will talk on Ocean Acidification in Oregon’s Marine Reserves. He recently launched a new effort to monitor pH in Oregon’s Marine Reserves, teaming up with citizens and community groups along the way. At 7 Oregon State Police Trooper Todd Thompson will talk about compliance and enforcement in Oregon’s Marine Reserves. Compared to many other states with marine reserves, Oregon’s compliance is extremely high. Then at 7:15 Haley Epperly with ODFW and Oregon Sea Grant will talk on understanding visitors of Oregon’s Marine Reserves. At 7:30 there will be a panel discussion and social mixer and wrap up from until 8:30. For more details or to RSVP go online to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cape-perpetua-land-sea-symposium-2016-tickets-28517128499.