Sea Turtles and Microplastic Removal in Cannon Beach

Thursday, April 16, 2020

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum


In Cannon Beach, we take Earth Day seriously by hosting 12 days of events. As part of the 12 Days of Earth the museum will host two presentations. The first presentation will take place on Thursday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. with Sea Turtles Forever co-founder Marc War. Ward is the co-founder Sea Turtles Forever and Blue Wave, Sea Turtles Forever’s microplastic response team.

Sea Turtles Forever is a small non-profit based out of the North Coast of Oregon. The Blue Wave team has been involved in marine plastic fragment research, filtration system development, and group clean up events since 2008. Using a simple, yet innovative technique they are removing micro-plastics out of North Coast beaches on a large scale.

While not filtering plastics out of the sand on the Oregon Coast, Sea Turtles Forever runs patrols with a team in Costa Rica to protect vital nesting habitat of sea turtles.

Ward will be presenting on Sea Turtles in Oregon and micro-plastic removal operations in Cannon Beach.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of Clatsop County, Martin North. Seating for this event is limited, so arrive early.