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Our Coast and Ocean: Protect the Ocean and Safeguard our Future (Exhibit)

Saturday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm - Saturday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm

| Free

The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin opens its latest environmental educational pop up exhibit, Our Coast and Ocean: Protect the Ocean and Safeguard our Future, in Point Reyes Station. This free exhibit features information about the diverse coastal and marine ecosystems near Marin County and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, 12PM – 4PM through September 2022.

Inspired by the natural beauty and diverse marine life found along coastal Marin County, the exhibit highlights how protections like the network of California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries support biodiversity, protect coastal and marine habitats, and safeguard the ocean for current and future generations.

The exhibit features local artists Laurie Sawyer and Birgit O’Connor; and Lagunitas Middle School student monuments by Serenne Fox and Mia Wilhelm.

California’s coastal ocean waters are among the most biologically productive in the world, these marine resources are vital to the state’s coastal economy and provide numerous ecosystem benefits, and about 70% of the state’s population resides along the coast. The productivity, wildness, and beauty of the coast is central to California’s identity, heritage, and economy. It’s essential to protect, conserve, and manage the diversity of coastal resources and uses to safeguard living marine species and their habitats, scenic views, water quality, recreational values, and cultural or geological resources in the face of changing climate conditions and over-consumption.

Visitors will learn about the richness of intertidal and open ocean life and about some of the challenges these areas face due to changing climate conditions, the plastic pollution crisis, and what we can do as individuals and collectively to safeguard our coast and oceans.

This event is made possible thanks to a collaboration between the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the MPA Collaborative Network, the Golden Gate MPA Collaborative. The event is sponsored by Unicorn Printing Group and the generous contributions made to EAC to celebrate our 50th Anniversary protecting and sustaining the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin.

Details

Start:
Saturday, June 25 @ 12:00 pm
End:
Saturday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eacmarin.org
 

Organizer

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
Phone:
(415) 663-9312
Email:
admin@eacmarin.org
Website:
http://eacmarin.org/

Venue

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin
65 Third Street, Suite 14
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
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Phone:
415-663-9312