CANNON BEACH - Do you want to learn more about the tufted puffins of Haystack Rock? Are you looking for a fun opportunity to educate while exploring tide pools? The Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) invites prospective and current volunteers to attend volunteer training from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, June 15, at Cannon Beach City Hall, 163 E. Gower St.
Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with snacks provided. The training will focus on the tufted puffins and other birds of Haystack Rock in preparation for this summer's nesting season. Special guest Dawn Grafe, Visitor Services Manager for the USFWS Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, will discuss the many bird species which nest on Oregon Islands such as Haystack Rock.
Other presentations will include an HRAP overview, roles and goals of an HRAP volunteer and tide pool ecology of Haystack Rock.
The natural wonders of Haystack Rock attract thousands of visitors of all ages from around the world. The Haystack Rock Awareness Program needs volunteers to help educate and inspire conservation of this protected marine garden and national wildlife refuge for future generations to enjoy.
This event is free and open to the public.
To RSVP or for more information, contact HRAP Volunteer Coordinator Samantha Ferber at (503) 436-8095, email email@example.com or visit the website at www.ci.cannon-beach.or.us
The mission of the Haystack Rock Awareness Program is to "protect, through education, the intertidal and bird ecology of the Marine Garden and Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Haystack Rock."