Tuesday, September 02, 2014

tsunami signThe Governor's Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris is scheduled to be on the Oregon Coast for a second road show on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Curry and Clatsop Counties.

Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell, Chair of the Governor's Task Force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD), along with representatives from the Oregon Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Dept. of Environmental Quality, and Surfrider are scheduled to give an update on tsunami marine debris cleanup.

The Governor's Task Force on JTMD visited five other Oregon coastal counties in August to give an update on issues related to cleanup of tsunami debris, and is now coming to Gold Beach and Warrenton.  Topics of discussion include cleanup costs, invasive species, and the 2-1-1 reporting system.  2-1-1 is a nonprofit phone hotline to set up a one stop shop for any questions about debris found on the beach or in the Ocean.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The meeting schedule is below:

Wednesday, Sept. 26

10:00 a.m.    Curry County Fairgrounds, Docia Sweet Hall, 29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, Ore.

3:30 p.m.      Camp Rilea, Post Headquarters Auditorium Bldg 7021, 91204 Oregon Road, Warrenton, Ore.

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