The Beacon

Speak Up for Oregon's Coast!

Listen up, Oregonian ocean lovers (and non-Oregonians, too!) Right now we have a chance to create a system of marine reserves and protected areas off Oregon’s coast, and we need your help!

Oregon’s Marine Reserve Community Teams are working to plan marine reserves and protected areas at Cascade Head, Cape Perpetua, and Cape Falcon, and alternative proposals are being considered in the Cape Arago region.

These marine reserves and protected areas will leave 93% of Oregon's oceans open to current activities while creating sanctuaries where marine life and habitats can flourish. Marine reserves will bolster the local economy while protecting Oregon’s marine resources from habitat destruction and overfishing.

They need to hear from you by the end of November, so speak up today!

Afterwards, help spread the word by sharing on Facebook and posting on Twitter.

You can also attend an upcoming Marine Reserve Community Team meeting. Our coalition, Our Ocean, is organizing carpooling to each of the following meetings. For more information or to sign up for a carpool, please contact Erin Anderson at [email protected]

Cape Perpetua
Monday November 8, 2010 5:30-8:30 pm
Siuslaw Fire Department
2625 Hwy 101 N
Florence, OR 97439

Cascade Head
Tuesday November 9, 2010 5:30-8:30pm
Oregon Coast Community College Room 140
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366

Cape Falcon
Wednesday November 10, 2010 5:30-8:30pm
Clatsop Community College Room 219
1651 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103


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