Beachwalkers Wanted! Help make a difference for the environment by collecting marine debris data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science program involving participants in the collection of high quality data used in natural resource management and conservation decisions. Marine debris participants collect data on the characteristics and location of debris - data that will ultimately be used to map the source and transport pathways of debris and to identify potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems. No prior experience is necessary, just a commitment to survey a specific beach (about ¾ mile) each month. If you are interested in participating, visit our website to learn more about our program and join us at one of the training sessions below: Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Clatsop Community College Towler Hall Room 306 1651 Lexington Avenue Astoria, OR 97103 Sunday, October 29, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00pm Cannon Beach History Center & Museum 1387 South Spruce Street Cannon Beach, OR 97110 There is no charge to attend, but we ask participants to provide a $20 refundable deposit if they would like to take home a COASST survey toolkit. Beach surveys are best conducted in groups of 2 or more – please come with a survey partner in mind or plan to join a team during training. Training activities take place indoors. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-221-6893. If you’re unable to attend, please check our calendar for upcoming trainings or let us know if you’d like to be contacted about future trainings near you.