Under the new leadership of Lisa “Breeze” Wallace and her compatriot Debbie Edwards, the Suislaw Chapter is off to a great start in 2015. They’ve already knocked out a rapid response cleanup in sensitive snowy plover habitat between the Siltcoos River and Tahkenitch Creek, organized a highway cleanup adjacent to the Cape Perpetua Marine Protected Area and planned a great community presentation on climate change and coastal adaptation titled A Rising Tide: Coping with a Changing Coast.

Lisa and Debbie at the 2015 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene

When not moonlighting as rockstar volunteers protecting¬† our coastal resources, Lisa and Debbie are both Park Rangers in the Florence area where they are, well, working to protect our coastal resources!¬† If that wasn’t enough, they are also both preschool staff teaching environmental education to our next generation of ocean stewards!

February Siltcoos – Tahkenitch Cleanup

 

Debbie and BWTF Coordinator Linda collecting samples

If you see these awesome activists around town make sure and give them a high-five, hug or huge shout-out and keep your eyes on the chapter’s calendar for upcoming events and ways to get involved.