Notes on Saturday August 8th ‘Cherish the Chetco’ by Coastal SOCAN leader Ed Patterson
This is just a quick summary of our Cherish the Chetco activities.  We set up our canopy yesterday outside the Riverside Market because the Loeb park where we were last time was closed.  Even with the canopy it was very hot.  We posted our banner and had lots of information about SOCAN plus lots of water and snacks.  The event lasted from 9 to 4. We were next to the organizers, South Coast Watershed Council and Solve who ended up sharing our canopy which made our event much more enjoyable.  We were the only two this year.  Actually I didn’t expect the attendance we got because of Covid. There were several from our Coastal SOCAN list.
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I thought the participation was good, considering Covid, with over 25 participants and many who checked out kayaks from the market.  Kayak rental was free.  People went to the beaches that were opened  or floated down the Chetco collecting trash.  I thought the collection was large considering the fact that the turnout was much smaller than last year.
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We had some very good discussions with many people and had two sign up for our emails.  Two people came to our table and told us they were campaigning for Kat Stone.  I told them that I had heard her interviewed and would love to have the opportunity to talk to her and I gave them our card.
We also had a gentleman who talked about  the book “Who Killed the Electric Car”.  He explained that he was looking at everything from an energy standpoint.  I didn’t grasp his approach so am looking forward to reading the book
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