The Port of Newport is looking for volunteer help. Next month, Pacific Habitat Services will begin the annual monitoring of the eelgrass mitigation site southwest of the NOAA facility. The Port of Newport relies on volunteer help to harvest and transplant eelgrass during the negative tide period starting on the following dates and times:
Sunday June 5—6:00-9:00 am
Monday June 6—6:30-9:30 am
Tuesday June 7–7:00-10:00 am
Volunteers are needed and would be very welcome for the first few hours in each of the mornings. This is a good opportunity to meet people and learn about our local marine ecology.
Any interested people should contact Jim Durkee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 541-270-0545. We will be meeting at the South Beach Marina north utility building to the east of the SB marina fuel station (behind the big sand pile).
Clam boots and/or waders along with gloves are helpful as this is muddy wet work.” Thank you.