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Saltmarshes of Oregon: Earth’s Life Incubators January 14, 2021

Oregon Shores is working on the development of the Millicoma Marsh Interpretive Trail Project. When completed this will provide an educational outdoor experience for both students and the public. The City of Coos Bay has partnered with the Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition to prepare a series of educational webinars. This partnership was undertaken as a settlement of a Oregon DEQ enforcement action. The next webinar is scheduled for Thursday, January 21 at 6 p.m. and will introduce saltmarsh ecology, using Millicoma Marsh as a case study. Jamie Fereday, a volunteer with the Millicoma Marsh Stewardship Group (and a retired Coos Bay science teacher) along with Marina Ritchie, a natural history writer working on the interpretive trail, will be the speakers. They will be discussing what tidally influenced marshes provide to their plant and animal communities and their human neighbors, especially nearby Coos Bay schools and students. This event is free and open to all. To register for the webinar, contact Coast Watch Volunteer Jesse Jones at jesse@oregonshores.org
 
Donations can be made to support the completion of the trail project. If interested, contact Crystal Vader at Coos Bay Schools or send a check to Millicom Marsh Fund #236, Coos Bay Schools, 1255 Hemlock Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420.