From Earth Day on April 4, 2013 until World Environment Day June 5, 2013 nonprofits, businesses, schools, agencies and individuals added their scheduled environmental activities to the events calendar through the event submittal form. Events listed on the calendar were not hosted or endorsed by the City of Portland unless explicitly stated. For information about events please contact event organizers directly.
Tsunami Debris and Invasive Species: What Are We Learning?
240 N. Broadway, Suite 118, Portland, OR 97227.
Thursday, June 13 2013, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dr. Chapman, of Oregon State University and one of Oregon's leading invasive species experts, will discuss the abundance of invasive species found on the dock which washed ashore at Agate Beach, and ongoing efforts to test for the presence of invasives.
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The 2011 Japanese tsunami created extensive debris which is crossing the Pacific Ocean, carrying with it animals and seaweeds never seen before in Oregon.
On June 13, please join us to learn the latest about tsunami debris and invasive species. Dr. John Chapman, a researcher at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center and one of Oregon’s leading invasive species experts, will explain the importance of our working together to stop the spread of marine invasive species along Oregon’s coast.
Our CoastWatch program has joined with four partner organizations to form the “Oregon Marine Debris Team,” which will help to monitor for the presence of such invasive species.
Dr. Chapman will discuss the abundance of invasive species found on the dock which washed ashore at Agate Beach, and ongoing efforts to test for the presence of invasives on tsunami debris.
The event is also a fundraiser for Oregon Shores, the parent non-profit organization for CoastWatch, and begins with light refreshments and socializing at 6 p.m. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. We hope you can join us!