You “otter” attend this important information session!! OCA photo
Sea otters used to exist along the Oregon coast, but were from these waters during the Maritime Fur Trade more than 100 years ago. Now, environmental managers are considering reintroducing the once native sea otter. The likelihood of reintroduction success is unclear, and managers seek to better understand these knowledge gaps before deciding whether to proceed with such an effort. To address these uncertainties, we must first answer two key ecological questions:
(1) Does Oregon have suitable sea otter habitat, and what ecological or anthropogenic factors may influence the likelihood for reintroduction success?
(2) How might sea otters alter or change Oregon’s nearshore ecosystems, if they were to be reintroduced?
The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is having their monthly meeting on Saturday June 1st, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.The meeting will be held at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye, Newport, OR. The event is free and open to the public. Join us for “An ecological assessment of a potential sea otter reintroduction to Oregon” by guest speaker Dominique Kone.
Dominique’s talk will address these questions by explaining what this information and answers to these questions could mean for the broader reintroduction effort.
Dominique is a masters student studying Marine Resource Management at Oregon State University (OSU). For his thesis work, Dominique is assessing the ecological factors and implications of a potential sea otter reintroduction to Oregon. Before joining OSU, Dominique worked in the marine and wildlife conservation field by developing and applying scientific research to inform policy and management. As an ecologist, Dominique merges his experience in science and policy to better use targeted research for the conservation and effective management of at-risk marine species and ecosystems. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology from Colby College.
The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats. The non-profit organization was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in San Pedro, CA. Information on the ACS can be found on the website: www.acsonline.org
You can also find us on Facebook now at American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter
PADI OPEN WATER DIVING COURSE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN-UP GREATER TOLEDO POOL June 1-2 & June 8-9 8am-4pm June 1-2 & 8am-5pm June 8-9 Toledo Pool 174 NW 7th Ave, Toledo, OR 97391 The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The fun part about this course is… well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Eugene Skin Divers PADI Instructor. This first weekend will consist of 4 classroom sessions and 4 pool sessions at the Greater Toledo Pool. The following weekend will consist of 4 open water dives (2 each day). Required Personal Gear: mask, snorkel and fins. Cost of the course: $400 Course limit: 12 people Registration: Call the Greater Toledo Pool 541.912.6576 CALL TODAY AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
The Tex Brooklyn Experiment will be performing live on KYAQ 91.7 FM Radio, Club KYAQ on Sunday June 2, 6 PM – 8 PM and on www.KYAQ.org.
KYAQ Radio 91.7 FM presents Club KYAQ, featuring live music performed in the studio, on the first Sunday of each month.
The TBX is Robert Rubin on keyboards and vocals, Bill Stiffler on bass and vocals, Charlie ‘Duck’ Loomis on guitar and vocals and Deane Perkins on drums. They will perform original songs written by Rubin, along with some traditional blues and surprises.
Rubin a local songwriter performs under the name Tex Brooklyn. He has penned music for the All County theater production of “ The Gift” and the original Red Octopus production of “A Mid-Summer Nights Dream” He has put music to poems and lyrics of Andrew Rodman, Lewis Carroll and A.A. Milne, for Theatro Mundo productions. He composed “ The Chicken Minuet” for The Snow Queen. Rubin says “It’s all about the songs. We really appreciate this opportunity to have our songs heard by a larger audience that could possibly never attend a local gig. “Party at your house”.
To see lyrics and learn more visit www.texbrooklyn.com
Club KYAQ will be streamed live at www.kyaq.org and on the radio 91.7 FM Everyone is invited to attend the show at the studio.
KYAQ became the first Lincoln County local public radio station when it signed on the FM dial at 91.7 on January 3, 2014, KYAQ is dedicated to advancing the common good of the Oregon Central Coast through the power of connection. Their mission is to strengthen the fabric of our community by weaving together vital threads of news, information, science, music, and art, creating an environment rich with surprise and discovery.
The KYAQ Studio is located in the Floweree Community Center, formerly Mary Harrison School, located at: 321 SE 3rd St. Toledo, Oregon Studio Phone Number: 541-635-0034 Call in a request! Their E-mail address is: comments@KYAQ.org
Volunteers Needed at Cascade Head Preserve Saturday, June 8th
The Nature Conservancy invites anyone interested in preserving Cascade Head Preserve to participate in a volunteer work party taking place on Saturday, June 8th. Located near Lincoln City, Cascade Head is a coastal promontory overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides critical habitat for native prairie grasses, rare wildflowers, the threatened Oregon Silverspot butterfly and the Cascade Head catchfly. Volunteers will perform trail work. The work party includes a four to five-mile roundtrip hike with elevation gain and may require volunteers to hike off trail and stand on uneven ground while working. Please bring hiking shoes, a daypack, lunch and snacks, a full water bottle, layers of clothing to be prepared for any weather — including raingear and a hat and sunscreen. Also bring gloves, if you have them — if not, we have gloves for you to borrow.