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Purple Urchin Removal Event

March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Purple Urchin Removal Event

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. Once again 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 making reservations be sure to tell them you are with the purple urchin removal event. Van Damme Beach is three miles south of Mendocino off Highway 1.

A pre-activity briefing will be March 9th at 8:00 am at the south end of the beach parking lot. Look for the Aqua Tutus flag.

RSVP: Meetup

NEEDED: We need divers and non divers too. The need includes kayaks, kayakers and land support. You don’t have to dive to help. You also don’t need to be there both days. There are usually fewer divers and kayakers on Sunday, so if you can only come one day, or don’t like a crowd, think about Sunday.

PROVIDED: An air compressor or refills at the end of Saturday will be provided. 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.


March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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Deborah Lynn “DL” Popplewell
(954) 270-0217


Van Damme Beach
Van Damme State Park CA 95456 United States + Google Map