The NCCWP Astoria Chapter Kickoff was a great success!
We are so grateful to everyone who supported the process of creating and executing our screening event and beach clean up. On Friday, September 15th, we officially rang in the beginnings of NCCWP’s new Astoria Chapter at the KALA @ Hipfish venue with a discussion of NCCWP’s past, current, and future initiatives, a screening of “Last of the Ancient Rainforest,” and a Q+A with film director Paul Johnson and NCCWP president, Nancy Webster. We were supported by many of our partner organizations, including SOLVE, Oregon Shores, the Wild Salmon Center, and our incredible Sister Shed, the Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance (PWPA). It was a full house! A thank you to all who attended for the enthusiasm and engagement with the critically important issue of the health and safety of our forests, drinking watersheds, and neighbors here on the Oregon Coast. The evening at KALA was a wonderful way to gain momentum for the beach clean up held in partnership with SOLVE the following morning. Thirty-five volunteers joined us to clean the beaches of Fort Stevens! Wow!!
It is now abundantly clear that deforestation and climate-related extremes, including drought, heat domes, and wildfires, as well as landslides, are happening all over without regard to national boundaries. We are all living through the earth’s climate crisis. NCCWP intends to bring public awareness to these issues by advocating for watershed protection.
We look forward to seeing you again soon and jumping into action!