July Bulletin
For Volunteers, Staff, & Board
Quote image from Huff Post
We thank you all for joining us in this net of wonder! The sea is such a magical place, is it not? And in these challenging times, we are so grateful to all of your dedication to supporting both the sea and the Noyo Center. Thank you!
Opportunities for Participation
4th of July Parade
in Mendo

Join Flockworks & Noyo Center
in a fun, artistic, & creative float

All are welcome to join!

Contact  sue@noyocenter.org  
for more details
Salmon BBQ Info Booth
Call for volunteers!

Free Meal as a Thank You

Can you spend a couple hours of your time talking to our community about Help the Kelp & other Noyo Center happenings?

Email your YES to natalie@noyocenter.org & we will work on the logistics from there.


Beach Clean Up
Noyo Harbor Beach
Saturday, July 13th
10 am

Join us in a collaborative effort with Surfrider to clean up the Noyo Harbor Beach from 4th of July festivities. Hope to see you.
Many hands make light work!
Other Holiday Week Logistics
The Admin Office is CLOSED on Thursday, July 4th (as is the Downtown Center).
The Crow's Nest will be OPEN for its regular hours.

The parking area will be closed starting at 2pm on Saturday for the fireworks. The City will start to let people in at 5pm with a fee. If you want to watch the fireworks from the Crow's Nest, talk to Natalie (she has a few parking passes available for volunteers) natalie@noyocenter.org.
Upcoming Events

*** only a few spots left ***
Can you help us spread the word?

Discovery Camp
July 8th - 12th
Ages 11-15

* Four fun-filled days * an overnighter * marine adventures galore *
~ You're Invited ~

Join the campers on
Wednesday July 10th
for their trip to sea with Telestar

Only $15 per person (1/2 price! what a deal!)

Limited spaces available
Contact us ASAP if you're interested!
Full Calendar of Events Here
Meetings, Committee Updates, & More

Volunteer Steering Committee
Next Meeting July 9th (every 2nd Tuesday). 11 am. Noyo Center Office.

[just in case you missed it before] Call to ALL Volunteers! Please update your information on the new form here . Thanks!

Call to ALL Volunteers!

Please update your information on the new form here . Thanks!

We are seeking a WordPress wizard to help us
with some website development.

Email maggie@noyocenter.org
A Segment from
Sheila, Executive Director
Our world is facing unprecedented ecological change and a volatile political climate. In the face of these challenges, it feels important to recognize the broad context within which we operate and to touch on something that we discussed in a recent staff meeting: compassion fatigue. When we are hit with crisis after catastrophe after bad news story, it can be easy to slip into overwhelm.

I know that this is beyond the scope of the standard scientific information we share, but these past few months we--staff, volunteers, and Board members--have been rising up to meet some significant challenges. Whether it be our kelp forest crisis, emaciated dead gray whales, hundreds of dead shore birds, or most recently a massive die off in our mussel beds, this kind of barrage in sadness can take a toll. It is important to recognize compassion fatigue both within ourselves and in each other. Together, as a team, we can cultivate a culture of support. 

Sarah shared a handout sent around by TMMC and here are some highlights I’ve pulled from it. Let me know if you’d like to see the whole document:
  1. Awareness: notice you aren’t feeling like yourself and simple tasks just seem harder to do.
  2. Introspection: Practice healthy outlets (exercise, eat better, read for fun) and talk—to friends, co-workers, therapist, etc.
  3.  Action: Take care of yourself! Create and action plan and gather your “tools” that help alleviate the symptoms of compassion fatigue.
  4. Practice: Incorporate this self-care into your daily life, and don’t feel guilty if you fall short. Small steps achieved with intension.
  5. Meaning: Gain new perspective and motivation. Feel sense of reward and know you are making a difference in the world just by trying!

As things get hard and we feel ourselves tighten up or get irritable, let’s all recommit to put more love into the world--love for the animals, love for the habitats they depend on, and love for each other. 

Thank you—each and every one of you—for all you do to help Noyo keep moving forward in a tough world. 
Take care,

Introducing you to...
Members of the Noyo Center Team!
David Alden
Board Member
David is one of the founding members of the Noyo Center and currently serves on the Fundraising, Marketing, & Governance Committees, as well as is the acting Board liaison for the volunteer Committee.

David spent his career in environmental law and has spent his retirement working with a variety of local non-profits. Currently, he volunteers as a marine science docent for local state parks, rescues stranded animals along the Mendocino Coast, and regularly performs at local venues in the Americana music group All About Sally.
Sue Coulter
Education Coordinator
A common theme in Sue’s teaching is to share her own insatiable curiosity about learning with the kids she comes in contact with.  It is from her love of the ocean and her adoration of the wild beauty and nature here on the coast that Sue brings her gifts to the Noyo Center.

Sue started in 2013 as one of Noyo Center’s naturalist/ education team members and now serves as the Education Program Coordinator. She interacts with thousands of students every year through both the field trip program during the school year and camps during the summer and delights in the exploration of marine science that emerges through these programs.
Media Corner & Appreciations
Who are we appreciating next?? Send me your Noyo Center team appreciations
and I'll feature them in an upcoming bulletin (maggie@noyocenter.org)
We also appreciate...
All the Volunteers who update their information! Click here.
(yes this is the same link...just wanting to be sure you see it!)
~ Summer Hours ~
Crow's Nest
Interpretive Center

Open Thursday - Monday
10am - 4pm
(closed Tues. & Wed.)
Noyo Headlands Park, Fort Bragg
Discovery Center

Open 5 days a week
11am - 6 pm
(closed Tues. & Thurs.)

338 N. Main St., Fort Bragg
Administrative Office

open to the public
Tuesday & Thursday
or by appointment

155 C. Cypress St., Fort Bragg
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