Marine Debris Ocean Stewardship Program is an international Pilot project funded by NOAA, Scotts Valley Rotary, and the Tampa Bay Community Foundation.
The Marine Debris Ocean Stewardship Program is an International Pilot Project. 110 students were at the Boardwalk Beach on Monday, March 27 to collect plastic trash that pollutes the ocean. They will be analyzing the trash back on campus at their classes and at the organic garden/ recycling center they build / improve on with this grant. Save our Shores experts were there too to help. The teachers from SVHS were Adi Welch, Marine Biology and Mark Andrews, Environmental Studies.
Here you can see the San Lorenzo River Mouth, at the Boardwalk Beach after one month of storms and extreme weather. That is where the students where picking up plastic debris. About 80% of marine debris reaches the ocean via storm drains, creeks and rivers; it is all branches of the ocean!
The students were using NOAA's Marine Debris KIT forms to record the plastics collected. NOAA, the Scotts Valley Rotary and the Tampa Bay Community Foundation funded the program.
The students will be coming to our Rotary meeting on May 1st to present their findings and their hands-on projects to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.
****Every member will be responsible to sell 4 tickets at 40.00 per tix. The tix includes concert and appetizers.
Tickets from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2839652 or your favorite Rotarian.
First - we will have a wine auction again, so please everyone bring one or two bottles of your favorite wine - we will bring them all together in one "wine wall" last year we had 28 bottles and they went for over 400.00. My goal this year is 40 bottles. I know we have winos out there so don't be shy about bringing in your Bartle and James wine coolers, Boone Farm or Cold Duck!
Second - sponsorships, if you or your significant other work for a company - do the ask, either for a sponsorship or have them buy 10+ tickets to give out to their employees...
Third - we will need help the night of the event - I am meeting with the President of SV Interact and will get a commitment from here for some interactors...after that meeting on Wednesday I will know what is specifically needed for the night of the event and will get out another email
Fourth - major auction items we need 3 more - we will have the wine, Tahoe condo....so we are looking for 3 more items.
So please let me know where you can contribute - we have 47 more days until the event and counting!
Dick and Bill are heading up this event, please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.
As always yours in Rotary!
- Rosanna Herrera
Annual Student Recognition AwardsAs a member of the Scotts Valley Rotary Club we request you attend the annual Student Recognition Awards Dinner honoring exceptional students at the Scotts Valley Middle School and High School. The event will be held on Tuesday evening, April 18th, at 6:00 p.m. (dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m.) at the Scotts Valley Hilton.To properly honor these fine students, I ask that all club members be present at this event. The cost of the dinner was included in the annual club dues for 2017 so there is no additional cost. I do need to provide a final count to the Hilton. Kindly RSVP if you plan to attend. You are welcome to invite a guest at a cost of $30 per person.Please return the reservation form sent to you in the mail no later than Monday, April 10th, 2017.The Scotts Valley Rotary Club is very proud of all our students and especially proud of the accomplishments of the students being recognized. We look forward to meeting each of them, and their family and guests. If you have questions, please email Susan Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carrie Birkhofer at email@example.com. Thank you!