The public is invited to join the eighth annual Cape Perpetua Land-Sea Symposium on Nov. 19.
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.
This year’s event will kick off with a welcome from Rep. David Gomberg and Sen. Arnie Roblan. This will be followed by keynote speaker Michael L. Posner, professor emeritus of psychology at the 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 the forest and sea on human wellbeing.
Following the keynote address, 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).
For more information and to register to get reminder emails and link to join, go online at tinyurl.com/y4dvze8x
About Cape Perpetua Collaborative
Cape Perpetua exemplifies a unique place where land and sea intersect to produce productive coastal rainforests and ocean upwelling that fuels a productive food web. Working collaboratively and coordinating conservation efforts in this region will help make efficient use to leverage available resources and accelerate the pace at which Oregonians are made aware of, appreciate, understand and support the natural and cultural values of this region. Learn more at capeperpetuacollaborative.org.
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.