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Haystack Rock Awareness Program Volunteer Training

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Join the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) for training to be a Volunteer Environmental Interpreter for our Beach Programs on April 8th, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the City of Cannon Beach, City Hall 163 E. Gower St. This event is free and open to interested parties wanting to actively participate with our program. Pastries, refreshments and lunch will be provided.

On the agenda, our very own Oceanographer, Cindy Bryden discussing her favorite topic, Tides. Dawn Harris from USFWS will be presenting: Protection of Haystack Rock and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuges with an emphasis on sea birds. Tiffany Boothe from the Seaside Aquarium will be providing intertidal animals that can be found in our very own tide pools. Optional evening program at Public Coast Brewing with Chrissy Smith, Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve Coordinator speaking about our newest marine reserve. This training is valuable to both new recruits and seasoned volunteers.

The Haystack Rock Awareness Program is entering its 32nd season on the beach! Having educated over one million visitors and thousands of students over those years, the programs mission is to protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. We have a diverse and unique mix of volunteers; whose backgrounds vary widely. We aim to promote positivity in our educational and citizen science programs as well as a keen sense of stewardship. Anyone, of any age, with a love of nature and an interest in the coastal environment is encouraged to participate. Help be part of this wonderful institution!

This will be the only training event for this year. If you are unable to attend, you may still sign up as a volunteer at any time with individual training available throughout the beach season.

If you have questions or comments or would like to RSVP, please contact Lisa Habecker, Haystack Rock Awareness Program Education & Volunteer Coordinator at (503) 436-8064 or email visithrap@ci.cannon-beach.or.us.

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