Friday, January 25, 2008

Bandon Marsh Wildlife Refuge - Safe for Now, Thanks to "Friends"

Here is a hopeful note for those who love nature but still wonder if it's possible to stop the endless, mindless development on or near wild places: A state agency has just rejected plans for an RV park next to a wildlife refuge on Oregon's south coast, thanks to work done by the Friends of Bandon Marsh.

The fight is not over - it never is. The price for preserving nature is eternal vigilance.

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Meanwhile, SEA (Shoreline Education for Awareness) has room for
two National Docents to live in the Bandon Marsh NWR Bunkhouse next year in exchange for 20 hours per week. The bunkhouse is a modern 5 bedroom, manufactured home upgraded to Federal safety standards and completely equiped with a gormet kitchen, laundry facilities and two full baths.

If you have an interest in being a National Volunteer send an e-mail to for more information.

Come Walk the Coast: Bird lovers will enjoy the Oregon Coast Birding Trail.

Road Trip!
The Cooking Light Website offers an article titled Cruise the Coast of Oregon. It offers advice on planning a four day road trip along that coast for those who like good food to go with their scenery.



Bandon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

For Pagan Parents & Teachers: Information on sea birds

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