“Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next” VIRTUAL LECTURE

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Date(s) - November 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2021: “Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next” (Virtual Event)

Address: 131 N Hemlock St, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Phone: (503) 436-1391
Presented By: Cannon Beach Library
Dates: November 10, 2021
Location: Cannon Beach Library
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Price: Virtual event, Free to the public, Facebook Live
World of Haystack Rock Library Lecture Series 2021: “Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next” (VIRTUAL)

11/10/2021 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join us Wednesday November 10th at 7:00 p.m. on Facebook Live @Friends of Haystack for the beginning of our library lecture series. These are recurring lectures with different speakers and topics that are held on the second Wednesday of every month, from November to May. Bobby Hayden and Jazmin Dagostino with the Pew Charitable Foundation will be presenting, “Oregon’s Blue Carbon Policy: Where we are and what’s next.”

The lecture series will continue in an online format until it is safe to gather in person again. For more information contact: Tiffany Boothe, FOHR Board Member: seasideaquarium@gmail.com

Oregon has been positioned as a national and international leader on blue carbon since the Oregon Global Warming Commission recently adopted the first ever Natural and Working Lands Proposal. This proposal specifically recommended incorporating blue carbon into the state’s climate goals and strategies. Many people and groups in Oregon had asked the Commission to go big on blue carbon. The Pew Charitable Trusts played a key role in bringing scientists and data analysts together to inform the blue carbon elements of the proposal.

But what is blue carbon anyway? What did the Oregon Global Warming Commission just recommend? What does it mean? And what’s next? In this talk, Bobby Hayden and Jazmin Dagostino from Pew will start to address these questions, foster discussion about how to get involved, and tease out some emerging research to broaden the blue carbon conversation.

Speaker Bios

Bobby Hayden – Conserving Marine Life in the US, The Pew Charitable Trusts:

Bobby Hayden engages communities to conserve ocean and coastal resources on the U.S. West Coast. Before joining Pew, Hayden worked as a community organizer and communications for more than a decade. As the solutions stories and media manager with Climate Solutions, he worked to identify and engage new audiences for climate and clean energy campaigns throughout the Northwest. He also spent several years as the national representative for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, mobilizing support to restore the Columbia-Snake River Basin, which has some of the world’s best habitat for sustaining wild and steelhead salmon.

Jazmin Dagostino – Program Assistant, Conserving Marine Life in the US, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellow:

Jazmin works to leverage blue carbon accounting in state greenhouse gas inventories as a way to increase protections for coastal and marine habitats along the West and East coasts of the U.S. She grew up in both Veracruz, Mexico and Washington State in the U.S. Her passion for marine conservation led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in marine biology at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. While in Hawaiʻi, she gained experience in marine research of intertidal communities and squid through working for the Kewalo Basin Marine Laboratory and Our Project In Hawaiʻi’s Intertidal (OPIHI). She also volunteered as a marine educator for the Waikīkī Aquarium, where she communicated the importance of native and endemic biodiversity.

Friends of Haystack Rock is a nonprofit organization focused on keeping Haystack Rock healthy and thriving. Their mission is to promote the preservation and protection of the intertidal life and birds that inhabit the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock. They do this in cooperation with Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) and other partnerships.