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Cristen Don conducts virtual underwater tour

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Cannon Beach Gazette

Published on October 4, 2018 10:30AM

Cristin Don holding a black rockfish. Don will speak at the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Speaker Series on Oct. 11.

Lower Nehalem Watershed Council

Cristin Don holding a black rockfish. Don will speak at the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Speaker Series on Oct. 11.


On Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave, in Manzanita, Cristen Don will conduct a virtual underwater tour of Oregon’s five marine sites to explore the work being done at the Cape Falcon site by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and their many collaborators.

The program will also discuss input ODFW will be seeking from local communities for development of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve site management plan in the next six months.

Don leads the Marine Reserves Program at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. She and her team are responsible for the management and scientific monitoring of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites. Over the past 15 years, she has worked on a variety of ocean policy and management topics including alternative ocean energy, near-shore fisheries, and marine reserves and protected areas. Don has worked on the planning and implementation of Oregon’s marine reserves since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a master’s degree in marine and environmental affairs from the University of Washington.

The event will be held at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave, in Manzanita. The presentation will start at 7:20 p.m. following an update from Lower Nehalem Watershed Council at 7 p.m.

This event is part of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s regular Speaker Series, each second Thursday in January — May, October and November for natural resource focused presentations. The event is free and open to the public. Find more information on our speaker series on the council’s Facebook page.



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