Cape Falcon Marine Reserve: There’s More Beneath The Surface

Thursday, April 23, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum


Join us for our second event for the 12 days of Earth. In Cannon Beach, we don’t just celebrate one day – Earth Day. We celebrate 12!

Don’t miss Margaret Minnick’s talk on the importance of coastal marine reserves on Thursday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. Oregon’s newest and northernmost marine reserve lies off of Oswald West State Park, between Cannon Beach and Manzanita. Our marine reserves are areas of Oregon’s coastal waters dedicated to scientific research, monitoring, and conservation. Margaret Minnick from Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve will present an overview of Oregon’s five marine reserves and Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. She’ll discuss what scientists are discovering about Oregon’s nearshore ocean in the marine reserves and current challenges for marine ecosystem health and ocean conservation.

Margaret Minnick is the Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. She earned a Master of Natural Resources from Oregon State University where her research focused on carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands. Prior to relocating to the north coast, she managed international relations for the California Air Resources Board.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so arrive early. The event has been sponsored by Martin North and Clatsop County.