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Purple Urchin Removal Event
May 18 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 1:00 pm
We are returning to Ocean Cove this time.
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: May 18, 8:00 am to May 19 at 1:00 pm. The pre-activity briefing will be May 18th at 8:00 am at the campground parking lot.
WHERE: Ocean Cove is fifteen miles north of Jenner. When making reservations be sure to tell them you are with the purple urchin removal event.
Ocean Cove Campground
23125 Coast Highway One
Jenner, CA 95450
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 and 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.