The 8th annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 19. This year, for the usual reasons, activities will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. online rather than on the scene.
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. Many CoastWatchers and Oregon Shores members are involved in these efforts.
This year's event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a welcome from Representative David Gomberg & Senator Arnie Roblan. Following will be keynote speaker Michael L. Posner, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Oregon, who will speak on “Calming the Mind.” During his presentation, Posner will take the audience on “a journey to provide some understanding of the important influence of forest and sea on human well-being.”
Following the keynote, there will be a film screening and two short presentations:
*Video Introduction and Screening: Interconnections (Rose Madrone, Director/Producer at Connectivity Project);
*Short: Red Knots: One Shared Home (Janet Essley, Artist, Creator of Red Knots: A Cultural Cartography of a Migratory Bird’s Annual Journey);
* Short: Sharks of the Oregon Coast (Dr. Taylor K Chapple, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Oregon State University).
Located on the central coast of Oregon, the Cape Perpetua area includes the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area, numerous state parks, Audubon’s Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary, U.S. Forest Service areas (including the Siuslaw National Forest, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, and the Rock Creek and Cummins Creek Wilderness Areas), a Globally Significant Important Bird Area for the ESA listed Marbled Murrelet, the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon’s Ocean Shore State Recreation Area, and numerous other sites and natural and cultural resources that provide habitats for migratory and resident seabirds, marine mammals, and native fish and wildlife as well as places for people to recreate. The Cape Perpetua Collaborative brings together non-profit organizations, resource agencies, and local citizens to work together to protect this unique area.
For more information, go to https://capeperpetuacollaborative.org/.