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Purple Urchin Removal Event
September 29, 2018 - September 30, 2018
This is the third recreational urchin removal event of 2018.
Member RSVP: Meetup
Recreational divers will help protect the kelp by removing as many purple urchin as possible over these two days. The event is organized by the Watermen’s Alliance and the NorCal Underwater Hunters.
This will be a shore entry with divers filling bags then delivering them to Kayakers, who will exchange the full bag(s) with empty bag(s) to continue.
WHEN: September 29, 8:00 am to September 30 at 3:00 pm
September at 8:00 am meet at the campground entrance for pre-activity briefing.
WHERE: Ocean Cove, Sonoma County
When making reservations be sure to tell them you are with the purple urchin removal event.
Ocean Cove Campground has RV and tent camping
From San Francisco take Golden Gate Bridge and continue up Highway 101 to the East Washington Street exit at Petaluma. East Washington Street will turn into Bodega Bay Highway which will lead to Highway One via the town of Bodega Bay. Continue north on Highway One through the town of Jenner. Ocean Cove Campground is fifteen miles north of Jenner.
We need divers, kayaks, kayakers and land support. That means, you don’t have to dive to help. You also do not need to be there both days.
There are fewer divers and kayakers on Sunday, so if you can only come one day or don’t like a crowd, think about Sunday.
- An air compressor will be available.
- Lobster bags.
- A California fishing license is REQUIRED to participate in taking of urchin.
- Kevlar gloves or tools (cat litter scoop, pasta spoon, etc.) to move the urchin from the rocks to the lobster bags.
- Your own gear, including tanks.
- A clip to attach the lobster bag to your BCD. It frees your hands.
POC is Debra Lynne “DL” Popplewell.