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JANUARY 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

"Kelp Forests in Your Back Yard:
From Salem Sound to the World"

Presenters: Dr. Jarrett Byrnes

Assistant Professor of Biology - Marine Ecology; Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function; Climate Change Ecology, UMASS Boston

 

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

 

The outer islands of Salem Sound are full of lush rolling meadows of kelp. These kelp forests host a vast diversity of life - from lobsters to urchins to fish. But how will these critical oases of life fare in the future? Dr. Jarrett Byrnes will take us on a tour of the research his lab is conducting in Salem Sound and how it relates to our understand of kelp forests around the globe. Come and hear about this beautiful habitat lurking just offshore in Salem Sound.

Dr. Jarrett Byrnes is an assistant professor in the Biology Department of UMass Boston. He has been diving and working in the southern Gulf of Maine since he was in college. He spent a decade in the giant kelp forests of California getting his PhD and working as a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara before returning to the kelp forests he knows and loves best.

 

Dr. Byrnes research focuses on the causes and consequences of complexity in nature. He is interested in how humans alter the diversity and interconnectedness of life on earth. Understanding how these changes alter the services that nature provides is a critical need as we watch ecosystem after ecosystem collapse. He studies these questions in the ocean because, let's face it, the sheer number and diversity of species in the oceans is astounding.

Join us for another enthralling presentation and learn what is going on in our own backyard, Salem Sound.

 

"Underwater in Salem Sound," Lecture Series, begun in 2013, is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. Three lectures will be presented in 2016, at the Abbot Public Library, on the last Wednesday of the month on January 27th, February 24th, and April 27th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. All the lectures are free and open to the public.

 

We are pleased to be able to continue the Lecture Series that was originally funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates.

 

FEBRUARY 2016

 

Feb 8 - 12, 2016 DARWIN FESTIVAL
Salem State University Department of Biology

 

DARWIN FESTIVAL 2016 schedule

The Festival is open to the public. All events are free.

The location for all events is Salem State University's North Campus, 352 Lafayette St., Salem, Massachusetts, 01970. For directions, go to www.salemstate.edu or contact the Biology Department (978-542-6236).

Veterans Hall is located on the 2nd floor of the Ellison Campus Center. Dr. Schuyler G. Slater Lecture Hall (MH 444) is located on the 4th floor of the Frederick A. Meier Arts & Sciences Hall.

 

Thursday, February 18, 8:30 - 11:00 am

North Shore Resiliency Workshop

North Shore Task Force

Peabody Institute Library, lower level meeting room

15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Free and Open to the Public.

 

Workshop Goal: To support and encourage successful resiliency efforts in North Shore Communities through enhanced understanding of tools, lessons learned, and successfully obtaining funding.

 

This workshop is for planners, conservation commissions, DPW directors, engineers, other municipal officials, general public and non-profits who want to learn more about how to engage their communities in successful coastal resiliency planning and implementation. NOAA will be on hand to share their web-based tools - Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper that are meant to help communities begin thinking about coastal resiliency. Kathryn Glenn, North Shore Coordinator for MA Coastal Zone Management will discuss lessons learned from coastal resiliency awards and designing for successful resiliency projects. Information about potential sources of funding for coastal resiliency efforts will also be covered.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

Talking Trash for Clean Oceans...
or…The Turtle Ate My Grocery Bag

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public.

 

You've probably heard about the "Great Pacific Garbage Patch." Did you know that there is a North Atlantic garbage patch too? Our oceans are filled with marine debris—man made items including cigarette butts, plastic bottles and bags, food wrappers, rubber bands and more—that find their way into the water. Learn about this serious pollution problem at the Underwater in Salem Sound lecture. Marine debris threatens habitats, harms marine life and puts chemicals into the food chain.

 

NOAA Northeast Region Marine Debris Coordinator, Keith Cialino, will give an illustrated presentation all about marine debris—where it comes from, how it pollutes the water and how it can be prevented. Salem Sound Coastwatch staff will share how they are working with local high school students on an innovative service learning project to prevent street trash from becoming marine debris.

 

"Underwater in Salem Sound," Lecture Series, begun in 2013, is jointly sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead, MA. Three lectures will be presented in 2016, at the Abbot Public Library, on the last Wednesday of the month on January 27th, February 24th, and April 27th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

 

We are pleased to be able to continue the Lecture Series that was originally funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET). MET is funded through the sale of environmental license plates.

 


MARCH 2016

 

March 5 and 6, 2016

 

Boston Sea Rovers 62nd Annual Underwater Clinic

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road Danvers, Massachusetts 01923

 

Clinic highlights include; over 40 daytime seminars covering a myriad of diving and marine related topics, an exhibitor's area and art exhibit that free to the public. There is a Saturday evening Film Festival featuring presentations from award winning cinematographers. Sunday is family day with Kids Activities and a Careers in Marine Sciences (COMS) Fair both of which are free to the public.

 

The Boston Sea Rovers is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, all-volunteer, organization dedicated to education, conservation and exploration of the underwater world. Information and ticket sales at www.bostonsearovers.com

 

 

Register NOW for our 25th Anniversary Symposium:

Finding Solutions to Our Coastal Challenges

 
Friday morning, March 18, 8:30 – 12:30

8:30am - Check-in & Continental Breakfast

Beverly Auditorium at the Wylie Center, Endicott College

295 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915

 

Saturday morning, March 19, 8:30 – 12:30

8:30am - Check-in & Continental Breakfast

Marsh Hall Conference Center (rm 210), Salem State University

352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970

 

The Friday session will focus on coastal resiliency case studies and review past and future dredging projects with an eye towards mitigation solutions. Dr. Ellen Douglas, Associate Professor of Hydrology at UMass Boston, will be the keynote speaker setting the stage for how we will need to adapt to climate induced flooding.

Saturday's session will focus on protecting habitats through water quality improvements and biological monitoring leading to action. Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll will be the keynote speaker.

Symposium Registration Fee:
Both sessions: $25 SSCW members or students, $40 non members
One session: $15 SSCW members or students, $30 non members
Not a member, join SSCW for $50 & symposium fee waived for one or both days.

 

Pre-registration is requested.

For online registration is now open, CLICK HERE.

To download registration form to mail in a check.
Call us at 978-741-7900 if you questions about your membership status or need help registering.

Download the Symposium flyer.

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APRIL 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 - 8:30pm

"Beaches 101" - Adopt a Beach Training

Salem Sound Coastwatch's new office

12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970

Free and Open to the Public.

 

If you love the beach, volunteer for Salem Sound Coastwatch’s Adopt a Beach program! Adopt a Beach volunteers serve as beachkeepers, helping to keep their adopted beach clean on a year-round basis. They prevent trash and litter from becoming marine debris, which pollutes the water.

 

Beachkeepers are also the eyes of the beach. They observe and report on conditions on their beach, and they are trained to look for storm damage, sources of contamination and invasive species.

 

Become a beachkeeper at your favorite beach on your own time schedule.
This training session will give you everything you need to get started.

Program Description (62 KB PDF)

RSVP requested (not required).
For more information, call us at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org.

 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:

The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, An Ancient Crab, and
an Epic Journey

Abbot Public Library, lower level meeting room

235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915

Free and Open to the Public

 

In The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey, author Deborah Cramer accompanies tiny sandpipers—red knots-- along their extraordinary 19,000 mile odyssey from one end of the earth to the other. She tracks birds from remote beaches in Tierra del Fuego up into the icy tundra where they nest, stopping along the way on moonlit beaches at spring's highest tides to seek the world's greatest concentration of horseshoe crabs, whose eggs fuel the birds' migration and whose blue blood safeguards human health. The Narrow Edge is a firsthand account of the tenacity of life along the sea edge, and an inspiring portrait of loss and renewal.

 

Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer-winning author of The Sixth Extinction, wrote that The Narrow Edge is "at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world." National Geographic Conservation Fellow Tom Lovejoy wrote that Cramer's account is "more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby."

 

Join her on the journey, to explore what's at stake, for shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and for us.

 

Deborah Cramer lives with her family at the edge of  a salt marsh in Gloucester, where each spring she awaits the arrival of alewives in the creeks, and horseshoe crabs and shorebirds in the bay.  She is the author of two natural histories of the sea, Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage, and Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, the companion the Ocean Hall at the U.S. National Museum of Natural History. Her writing has most recently appeared on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, in feature stories for the Boston Globe and Audubon Magazine.

 

April 28, Thursday, 7:00 pm

Trees in Nahant

Hosted by Greenscapes for Nahant - Salem Sound Coastwatch,
Nahant Garden Club and Nahant SWIM Inc.

 

Nahant Life Saving Station

96 Nahant Road, Nahant MA 01908

 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

The goal of this event is to celebrate Arbor Day by learning about the
benefits of planting native tree species in Nahant. We hope to educate the townspeople about Nahant’s trees and inspire them to improve Nahant’s environment by supporting the planting and care of trees. We also seek to create and participate in programs like “Tree City U.S.A.” as well as the planting of memorial trees, town trees and trees on private property.


The evening's presenter will be Barbara Warren, Executive Director of Salem
Sound Coastwatch. The event was conceived by the Nahant Garden Club
under the leadership of Diana Brandi. Nahant SWIM Inc. is also
helping sponsor the presentation as a Greenscapes member.

 

 

April 30, Saturday, 10:00am - Noon
"Coastsweep in the Spring"

Volunteer at one of our COASTSWEEP beach clean ups.

After this winter, our beaches need all the help they can get.
Volunteer to clean up debris on our local beaches washed up by the winter storms! Pick your beach and we will supply all the materials—gloves, bags.

 

We are collaborating with SPUR to get more people outside clean up this spring. We will be at Stramski, Deveureux and Goldthwait Beaches in Marblehead and Furlong Park in Salem.

 

Let us know what beach you would like to clean up by registering with SPUR (open registration soon) or contacting at 978-7900 or
info@ salemsound.org
.

 

AGE: Open to parents' discretion based on the maturity of the individual child.

 

Saturday, April 30, 9 am - noon

Peabody GreenFest

Captain Samuel Brown School, 150 Lynn Street, Peabody, MA 01960

 

At this free event, exhibitors and experts will be available to answer all kinds of environmental questions--including recycling, sustainable technology, gardening and energy-saving and more. There will also be electronics recycling, confidential paper shredding, and lots of demonstrations. Learn more at http://www.greenpeabody.org/greenfest

 

Stop by the Salem Sound Coastwatch table and say hello and learn about green infrastructure and our School to Sea program.

 

MAY 2016

Sunday, May 1, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

"OPEN HOUSE" - Come see our new home!

We have moved the Salem Sound Coastwatch's office to

 

12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970.

 

We’ve tripled our space! We now have a classroom complete with an interactive computer generated graphics watershed table that demonstrates how water flows.

 

Join us for this open house where we’ll be demonstrating “Enviroscapes”, the watershed table and other hands-on activities we use to educate young and old alike.

 

Light refreshments will be provided by The Grateful Burger Co, a local,

family-owned business specializing in producing sustainable, healthy and delicious fusion burgers that combine beef, mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Veggie snacks too. 

 

RSVP requested!

 
Tuesday, May 3, 7:00 - 8:30pm

"Beaches 101" - Adopt a Beach Training

Salem Sound Coastwatch's new office

12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970

Free and Open to the Public.

 

If you love the beach, volunteer for Salem Sound Coastwatch’s Adopt a Beach program! Adopt a Beach volunteers serve as beachkeepers, helping to keep their adopted beach clean on a year-round basis. They prevent trash and litter from becoming marine debris, which pollutes the water.

 

Beachkeepers are also the eyes of the beach. They observe and report on conditions on their beach, and they are trained to look for storm damage, sources of contamination and invasive species.

 

Become a beachkeeper at your favorite beach on your own time schedule.
This training session will give you everything you need to get started.

Program Description (62 KB PDF)

RSVP requested (not required).
For more information, call us at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org.

 

 
Friday, May 6, 11:00am - 1:00pm

"OPEN HOUSE" - Come see our new home!

We have moved the Salem Sound Coastwatch's office to

12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970.

 

We’ve tripled our space! We now have a classroom complete with an interactive computer generated graphics watershed table that demonstrates how water flows.

 

Join us for this open house where we’ll be demonstrating “Enviroscapes”, the watershed table and other hands-on activities we use to educate young and old alike.

 

Light refreshments will be provided by The Grateful Burger Co, a local,

family-owned business specializing in producing sustainable, healthy and delicious fusion burgers that combine beef, mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Veggie snacks too. 

 

Friday, May 6 at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00)

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT - highly acclaimed film screening

NPS Visitor Center, 2 Liberty Street, Salem

 

Merchants of Doubt (2015) provides a satirically comedic look into how the fossil fuel industry has hired professional spin doctors to create doubt about the science behind climate change.

 

Special FREE event co-sponsored by SAFE and Salem Sound Coastwatch, in partnership with the National Park Service. Congressman Seth Moulton will be present for a Q&A with the audience immediately after the screening.

 
Saturday, May 7, 9 am - 11 am

Clean Salem, Green Salem

Help clean up Collins Cove or Dead Horse Beach, Salem.

If you love the beach, volunteer for Salem Sound.

RSVP requested! 978-741-7900 or info@ salemsound.org.

 

May 11, Wednesday, 4:30pm

Derby Wharf Beach cleanup

After this winter, our beaches need all the help they can get.
Volunteer to clean up debris on our local beaches washed up by the winter storms! Pick your beach and we will supply all the materials—gloves, bags.

 

Please RSVP by contacting at 978-7900 or
info@ salemsound.org
.

 

 
Saturday, May 14, 10am - noon

Riverhead Beach Clean Up with Marblehead Yacht Club

Join the Marblehead Yacht Club and Salem Sound Coastwatch to clean up the inner harbor.

 

 

Wednesday, May 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

"OPEN HOUSE" - Come see our new home!

We have moved the Salem Sound Coastwatch's office to

 

12 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970.

 

We’ve tripled our space! We now have a classroom complete with an interactive computer generated graphics watershed table that demonstrates how water flows.

 

Join us for this open house where we’ll be demonstrating “Enviroscapes”, the watershed table and other hands-on activities we use to educate young and old alike.

 

Light refreshments will be provided by The Grateful Burger Co, a local,

family-owned business specializing in producing sustainable, healthy and delicious fusion burgers that combine beef, mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Veggie snacks too. 

 

 

Sunday, May 22, 3:00pm - 5:30pm

Goldthwait Reservation Annual Spring Clean-up

Phillips Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.

 

Join the Goldthwait Trustees and members, www.Goldthwait.org, in picking up the trash, rebuilding the boardwalks and gardening jobs at the marsh and beach. Open to all. Followed by a get together at 9 Goldthwait Road.

 

 

 JUNE 2016

 

June 7, Tuesday, 6:30–8 pm

Marine Invasive Species Workshop

Winter Island Function Hall, Winter Island Park, Salem, MA

 

Free and open to the Public. Family friendly.

 

See, touch and learn about marine bio-invaders that live in tide pools, on floating docks and on the rocky shoreline. There will be samples of interesting species to look at and touch.

 

Barbara Warren will share SSCW experiences of monitoring marine invasives in Salem Sound for the past thirteen years. Come see invasives up close and personal. An optional trip to the Winter Island tidepool will follow. Be sure to wear shoes that can get wet and are suitable for walking on rocks.

 

RSVP requested (not required). If you don't have a Salem Parks sticker for your car, tell the gate attendant you are attending the Salem Sound Coastwatch workshop.
For more information, call us at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org.

 

Sunday, June 12

7th Annual Run Walk for the Beach 5K !

Start at Dane Street Beach, Lothrop St, Beverly, MA

 

 

Fast course with ocean views, few rolling hills, one water stop and ocean views along Beverly’s Dane Street Beach.
All proceeds benefit Salem Sound Coastwatch environmentatl programs.
Online Registration is open or
Download registration form (PDF)

If you are willing to volunteer, contact us at 978-7900 or
info@salemsound.org

 

Monday, June 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Salem Sound Marine Invasive Watch

Dock Monitoring in Salem

(meet in the Blaney Street parking lot, off Derby Street where the Salem Ferry docks)

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of docks in Salem.

We have online materials to help you learn or improve your species identification skills. You must let us know if you want to participate.

Adults only for this survey.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

Friday, June 24, 8:15am - 9:30am

Salem Sound Marine Invasive Watch

Marblehead Harbor, at end of Harvard Street

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

Saturday, June 25, 9:00 - noon

Marblehead Farmers Market

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

(enter from Vine St.)

 

Stop by our table and say hello! Explore marine invasive species that are found in Marblehead Harbor and learn about or ask questions about protecting Marblehead's and Salem Sound's natural resources.

 

 

Sunday, June 26, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Nahant Forum - Talking Climate Change

Salem Sound Coastwatch will be hosted by the Nahant Public Library. The Forum is a Sunday lecture series on topics of concern in the commnity. This year, speakers are addressing topics of interest to this year's election.

Barbara Warren will speak on climate change, its urgency and moving the discussion forward despite the lack of coverage in this year's election.

 

15 Pleasant Street Nahant, MA 01908
781-581-0306 | nahant.circ@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, June 28, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Salem Sound Marine Invasive Watch

Lynch Park, 55 Ober St, Beverly, MA 01915

(meet in the parking lot)

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

 

Wednesday, June 29, 12:15pm - 2:30pm

Salem Sound Marine Invasive Watch

Winter Island tidepool, 50 Winter Island Road, Salem, MA 01970

(meet in the parking lot)

Then over to Beverly Pier, if you like, to look at a floating dock.

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the tidepool as we have done for the past nine years. This is a good opportunity to learn about tidepools and who lives in them. Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

July 2016

 

July 5 - 8

Teacher Summer Institute 2016
Experience "Place" Like Never Before

PLACE-BASED EDUCATION | WATERSHED SCIENCE | COASTAL ECOLOGY


Immerse yourself in 4 days of place-based learning around the local habitats in the coastal watershed of Salem Sound. You will learn to use the outdoors as a means of delivering your teaching goals and providing opportunities for your students to experience science in their local community, making authentic connections and gaining deeper understandings.

 

Who: Grades 5 – 12 Educators, Formal and Informal
When: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: 12 Federal Street, Salem MA
Register: Space is limited so register to be included. There is a $50 deposit that is refundable to you upon completion of the Institute.
The Institute is funded by NOAA B-WET grant!

 

Download Flyer or Register Now.

 

Professional Development: 30 PDPs earned for participating in Institute.
3 graduate credits earned for additional work
(Additional fees apply for PDPs and Graduate Credits through Salem State University)

 

Marine Invasive Species - Citizen Science Monitoring

Monday July 11, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Dock Monitoring in Salem

(meet in the Blaney Street parking lot, off Derby Street where the Salem Ferry docks)

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of docks in Salem.

We have online materials to help you learn or improve your species identification skills. You must let us know if you want to participate.

Adults only for this survey.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

"Your Garden, the Ocean and our Changing Climate"

Marblehead Community Center's dining room
10 Humphrey Street, Marblehead 01945

 

The Arrangers of Marblehead Garden Club will host this evening presentation by Salem Sound Coastwatch's Outreach Team, Susan Yochelson and Lori Watson. Many Greenscaping ideas and practices that help to protect our harbors while creating beautiful lawns and gardens will be illustrated.

The public is welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served followed by a short business meeting and the program at 7:00 p.m. Donations for SSCW will be taken at the door.

 

The Arrangers of Marblehead Garden Club is a member of both the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Questions contact Abby Lavoie at 781-639-8224.

 

 

Friday July 15,

Seining at 9:30am at Derby Wharf Beach

Muck Walk at 11:30am at Derby Wharf Beach

Free Boat Trips of Salem Sound on the Sea Shuttle -
board at Salem Willows Pier at 11 am and 12:30 pm

to learn about our local aquatic life with Emily Flaherty, SSCW's Environmental Educator. First come first served. Funded by the National Park Service.

The muck walk, seining and boat trips free and open to the public.
All ages welcome.

 

In honor of the Hōkūle'a - the Polynesian Voyaging Society canoe stop over at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on her global voyage.


A double-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe, the 62-foot catamaran is in the midst of a multi-year circumnavigation of the globe to raise awareness of Polynesian maritime culture and ocean conservation. In March, Hōkūle'a touched the continental US for the first time in the Everglades of Florida. She is currently sailing up the East Coast, connecting with schools, Native American peoples, maritime communities and more.

 

They are using traditional navigation techniques to circumnavigate the globe to raise awareness of Polynesian maritime culture and ocean conservation. To learn more about the Holuke'a visit: http://www.hokulea.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/hokuleawwv/

 

 

Marine Invasive Species - Citizen Science Monitoring

Saturday, July, 23, 8:00am - 9:30am

Marblehead Harbor at end of Harvard Street

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

 
Tuesday, July 26, 10:00am - 11:30am

Winter Island tidepool, 50 Winter Island Road, Salem

(meet in the parking lot)

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the tidepool as we have done for the past nine years. This is a good opportunity to learn about tidepools and who lives in them. Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 


AUGUST 2016

 

August 6, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
August 7, Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Salem Maritime Festival

Salem National Historic Site - Derby Wharf, Salem.
Bring the kids for a “muck walk” at 11am and "seining for fish" at 1:30 pm on Saturday. Sunday we will be doing the seining at 2:00 pm.

 

Stop by the SSCW table to say hello at any time during the day. We’ll also have live critters to look at--invasive species collected from local docks. For More Information: Salem Maritime Festival.

 
Monday, August 8, 9:15am - 11:00am

Salem Sound Marine Invasive Watch

Lynch Park, 55 Ober St, Beverly, MA 01915

(meet in the parking lot)

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

Then over to Beverly Pier, if you like, to look at a floating dock for 30 minutes.

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 
Saturday, August 13, 9:00am - noon

Marblehead Farmers Market

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

(enter from Vine St.)

 

Stop by our table and say hello! Play our Marine Debris Trivia Game and get a free shopping bag. Help us protect Marblehead's and Salem Sound's natural resources.

 
Monday August 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Dock Monitoring in Salem

(meet in the Blaney Street parking lot, off Derby Street where the Salem Ferry docks)

 

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of docks in Salem.

We have online materials to help you learn or improve your species identification skills. You must let us know if you want to participate.

Adults only for this survey.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

 

Sunday, August 21

11th Annual Swim & Fin – Open Water Swimming Races

 

Salem Harbor

Forest River Park, 98 West Ave, Salem, MA;

 

Join us for SSCW’s annual fundraiser and signature event. It’s very festive and is a great day in the park. There will be music, food, free admission to the park, an underwater touch tank, and of course, races for all ages and levels.

The races are 500 meters, 1 mile and 5k (3.1 miles), with excellent viewing opportunities. For race details and to register will be on swimandfin.org later in the year.  If you are willing to volunteer, contact us at info@salemsound.org or 978-741-7900

 

Marine Invasive Species - Citizen Science Monitoring

Monday, August 22, 8:00am - 9:30am

Marblehead Harbor at end of Harvard Street

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 
Friday, August 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Winter Island tidepool, 50 Winter Island Road, Salem

(meet in the parking lot)

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the tidepool as we have done for the past nine years. This is a good opportunity to learn about tidepools and who lives in them. Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

Then over to Beverly Pier, if you like, to look at a floating dock.

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.


 

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

Thursday, September 8

Coffee Connection 7:30am - 9:00am

Join us for a Coffee Connection at Salem Sound Coastwatch's new locaiton. Coffee Connections is a Salem Chamber event designed to foster networking opportunities between local business leaders. are a great way to reconnect with old acquaintances and build new ones. Free for members $20 for non-members.

Ribbon Cutting 2:00pm at 12 Federal Street

Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Salem Chamber and Salem's Mayor Driscoll and an open house to follow at our new home on Federal Street.

Free for all.

 

 

Saturday, September 10, 3:00 - 6:00pm

Harbor Fest Beverly

Glover Wharf, 1 Water Street, Beverly MA 01915

(behind the old McDonald's)

 

Stop by our table and say hello! We will show you what lives around Glover Wharf. Bring your questions and enthusiasm for Beverly's waterfront and Salem Sound's natural resources.

 

Free admission and fu for the whole family. Live music, drawings, kids' activites, great food and more. Sponsored by the City of Beverly - Michael P. Cahill, Mayor and Beverly Harbor Management Authority.

 

Saturday, September 17, 9:00am - noon

Marblehead Farmers Market

Marblehead Veterans Middle School, 217 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

(enter from Vine St.)

 

Stop by our table and say hello! Learn about our School to Sea and our Greenscapes programs. Ask us your greenscaping or invasive species questions. Learn how you can be part of protecting Marblehead's and Salem Sound's natural resources.

 

Sunday, September 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

OPENING RECEPTION - New Art and Science Exhibit
'Climate Change and Salem Maritime National Historic Site'

Salem Maritime National Historic Site - NPS Visitor Center
2 Liberty Street, Salem

 

Silk painter/environmental planner, Susan Quateman, and photographer

/designer, Leslie Bartlett, combine original silk paintings, photography and the latest NPS climate science research to illustrates how climate change is affecting all of our National Parks, including Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Salem Sound Coastwatch, as a local partner with the NPS, invites you join us at the exhibit's opening to view this moving art display and explore the Exhibit's message - climate change is real and happening now.

 

Wednesday, September 21, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

You are invited to our 25th Anniversary PARTY!

Turner's Seafood- Upstairs in Lyceum Hall, 43 Church Street, Salem

 

Come anytime! Bring your friends for an evening of fun!
There will be a raw bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music by Horizon Quartet,
a silent auction, and a cocktail for $45 per person.

Purchase your ticket now (100 available) at celebratethesound.brownbagtickets.com
or call 978-741-7900. For questions, email info@salemsound.org

 

Thank you, Ocean River Institute, for being our sponsor.

 

 

Thursday, September 22, 9:15am - 10:30am

Lynch Park, 55 Ober St, Beverly, MA 01915

(meet in the parking lot)

We will be conducting a marine invasive species survey of the rocky intertidal, where we will set up 4 random quadrats and record everything that is living in the square. Then we will do a marine invasive species survey of the area. To learn more about the technique, read our online Monitoring Guide pages 12-17

Learners of all ages are welcome.

 

RSVP required at info@salemsound.org or calling 978-741-7900.

 

Saturday, September 24, 9:30am - 10:30am

Trails and Sails – Salt Marsh Walk in the City

Old Creek Marsh "Walk and Talk"

 

Part of the TRAILS & SAILS, Essex National Heritage Commission

 

Meet at Pickman Park, Monroe Road, Salem, MA 01970

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch for a "walk and talk" at Old Creek Marsh, a beautiful and productive salt marsh located at the edge of Salem State University's Central Campus. As we walk around the marsh, we'll talk about the plants, fish, birds, insects that live in this marsh, which is part of the Forest River Estuary. We'll explore the role of the salt marsh in our marine ecosystem and the history of this marsh, which has been restored from an industrial dumping ground.

 

Special Instructions: Light walking for approximately 1/2 mile on a paved and hardpacked walking path. Those interested in going onto the marsh should wear closed toed shoes that can get wet or muddy.


See you at the salt marsh.

 

 

OCTOBER 2016

  

Coastsweep Clean Ups

Volunteer at one of our COASTSWEEP beach clean ups.

Free and Open to the Public

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch at the following beach clean ups:

 

Derby Wharf, Salem 4:30pm on October 5

Collins Cove, Salem 8:00am on October 15

Dead Horse Beach, Salem 9:00am on October 22

 

Clean ups were done at White & Black Beaches with the Manchester-Essex Green Team, at Gas House Beach by the Marblehead Charter School 6th graders and on October 20 at Danes Street and Indepenence Park Beaches, Beverly with Essex Tech. The SSU Women's Hockey Team cleaned up Palmer Cove Beach in Salem.

 

RSVP at 978-7900 or info@ salemsound.org

 

 

NOVEMBER 2016

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

December 3, Saturday 8:30 – 10:00 am

Winter Ocean Bird Training Session

Winter Island, Salem MA 01970

For directions, click here to link to a Google Map.

 

Join Salem Sound Coastwatch for this opportunity to view and learn about the many interesting waterfowl, ducks and geese that winter over in Salem Sound's coastal waters. Experienced birders will set up spotting scopes, help you identify the birds, and answer questions.

 

Novices are welcome--no birding experience needed!

Bring binoculars if you have them. Meet at the gazebo at the water's edge in the Winter Island parking lot.

 

The session will be canceled if there is heavy rain or snow.
Make sure you RSVP so we can let you know if we have to cancel.

 

RSVP at info@salemsound.org or 978-741-7900

Free and open to the public.