August 24, 2012

Diesel spill off Doran Beach, Bodega Bay

By Darris Nelson

Short post for now ~

When I arrived on the South East end of Doran Beach at about noon today I was met by a park ranger posting warning signs. Apparently a commercial fishing boat out of Fort Brag broke up on the rock near Pinnacle Rock last night. The vessel's owner was the only person aboard and he swam to safety. 

Please stay away from the area and do not let dogs swim in the water. The diesel fumes are very strong and had me dizzy as I was performing my monthly marine debris collection and data tracking today.

 By Darris Nelson

There are officials that are planning some sort of clean up effort. 

I will post more photos and information when I have time later this evening.

August 2, 2012

Hands Across the Sand in Bodega Bay

Please join us in 'Hands Across the Sand' event on Doran Beach in Bodega Bay, Saturday, August 4, 2012. Meet at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the whale statue. We will join hands at 12:15 p.m.

Doran Beach

"Hands Across the Sand has been a global success with thousands of events in all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide, from New Zealand to Hawaii. Joining hands is a powerful way to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy!"

Kelp message on Doran Beach