Earth/Ocean Society Annual Report 2012

Keep our streets and sidewalks clean! That was the message the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society continued to send to everyone in Dana Point.

And by the end of 2011 we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams. Your society initiated the move to ban plastic bags and Styrofoam in our city, and shortly after the year ended the City Council voted to do so. After the motion to ban is tweaked, and after a reasonable time to permit merchants to adjust, there will be no more plastic bags or Styrofoam distributed by our local businesses. Continue reading

Urgent Action Needed in Dana Point

The Dana Point City Council will discuss the issue of those toxic “single-use plastic bags” — you know, those flimsy, thin plastic bags with handles (also known as nooses to many marine animals) at the top — in Dana Point on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at 6pm at City Hall.

We would like to encourage all the Earth/Ocean Society Members to come to that meeting to show support for a proposal to ban those bags in Dana Point. Continue reading

2011 Annual Meeting Report

EOS Board Members Judy Brandmeier, Sandie Iverson, Wayne Rayfield

EOS Board Members Judy Brandmeier, Sandie Iverson, Wayne Rayfield

Here are some memories of our Earth/Ocean Society’s annual meeting and party in February 2011. The weather was really wet and rough outside and yet we were happy to see more than fifty people join us inside the Dana Point Yacht Club. Highlight of the event was E/OS giving a $3500 check to R.H. Dana Elementary School to help the 5th graders spend a learning weekend on Catalina Island. Continue reading

Earth/Ocean Society Annual Report – 2010

RH Dana Elementary School, Catalina 2010

RH Dana Elementary School, Catalina 2010

The year just ended was another busy one for the Earth/Ocean Society as we continued our goal of educating everyone we can about the need to protect our ocean and our earth.

E/OS appeared at various functions around Dana Point and manned our special booth to call attention to our goal of keeping Dana Point clean. Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanup Day in Dana Point

by Bob Fairbanks

The fifth annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day in Dana Point was a happy event. Youngsters from R.H. Dana Elementary School were joined by more than 100 other volunteers to help clean up Dana Point’s Lantern Village, our Town Center and the harbor area on a sunny day in April.

The volunteers came from near and far. Not just our locals, but college students from Riverside and San Bernardino came to help. So did our city’s Environmental Department and the South Coast Water District. Continue reading

Neighborhood Cleanup Day 2010

April 17, 2010 brought our 5th Annual Neighborhood Cleanup Day. And what a day it was!

Kids from RH Dana Elementary School joined groups from Dana Hills High School, UC Riverside, Chaffee College as well as a good number of local volunteers, the City of Dana Point’s Environmental Dept., and of course, the great folks from the South Coast Water District. Continue reading

Membership 2010

As the New Year quickly unfolds we would like to remind you that our commitment to helping children and their parents understand the fragile ecosystem surrounding our community is still strong and ongoing.

We need your continued participation and donation to extend our efforts.

Your minimum $25 membership helps fund what we are able to give 5th grade classes for their Earth-Science programs and other local programs. Continue reading

Annual Report 2009

Earth/Ocean Society Annual Report – 2009

Hello,

During this past year, the Earth/Ocean Society of Dana Point has been busy in our continuing attempts to call attention to everyone’s need to keep our oceans clean. We hope you agree that our work is important, and that you’ll consider becoming a member of the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society by clicking here… Continue reading

California Coastal Cleanup Day

California Coastal Cleanup Day took place on Sept. 19, 2009 and the Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society joined the effort at Doheny State Beach. This year marks the 25th anniversary of this remarkable event.

California Coastal Cleanup Day is the premier volunteer event focused on the marine environment in Orange country.  In 2008, more than 70,000 volunteers worked together to collect more than 1.6 million pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways. Continue reading

Local Retailers Use Less Plastic and Styrofoam

The Dana Point Earth/Ocean Society encourages all local business owners to switch from plastic or styrofoam packaging to biodegradable, eco-friendly alternatives.

That sounds easier than it really is, of course, because if the alternatives cost more than current synthetic products, the switch for small businesses could be not only difficult, but also downright brutal on the bottom line. Continue reading