February has been a busy month for COCO and the Ocean Ambassadors between working on OA projects and setting up for some fun events!
Film Festival Flix – “North of the Sun” Screening
On February 18th, there was a live screening in Denver of this film, where our Ocean Ambassador Kelsey Bartling participated in a live discussion following the screening. You can still watch ‘North of the Sun’ when you purchase an all event pass for the Online Mountain and Adventure Film Festival, which will run throughout the month of February (You still have one day left to stream over 40 films!). To register for your pass, sign up at www.filmfestivalflix.com. Click on Mountain and Adventure Film Festival and COCO will receive a 25% donation of your pass purchase, when you enter the code “OCEAN.”
This month’s event was held at the Hotel Boulderado and COCO supporters shared with us their love for the ocean! Check out the photos from this fun event here!
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Mark your calendars:
March 15th- Stream clean up!
COCO has adopted a portion of Boulder Creek between 30th and Folsom in Boulder. Ocean Ambassador, Jeff Radwick coordinated this project and will be holding monthly clean-ups and riparian restoration projects. The next cleanup will be March 15 and we will have a barbecue after at Rocky Mountain Anglers. Learn more about the event here!
OCEAN AMBASSADOR PROJECT UPDATE:
How did you get involved with COCO OA Program?
“I heard about the OA program from my boss, Steve Weaver. He has always been involved with the Colorado Ocean Coalition and I had been to Making Waves (link) two years in a row. I knew that COCO was a reputable organization with a great mission, so I applied! I am so happy I was accepted.”
What was your favorite part of the program?
“My favorite part was definitely the time we spent in class. Being around a group of like-minded individuals all striving to achieve a common goal is always exhilarating.”
Tell me about your OA Project.
“My OA project is called “Take the DYPP.” DYPP stands for “Do Your Part Pledge”. I am asking individuals to pledge to actively help the state of the oceans by pledging to do certain things while on dive vacations or at home. There is a one-page guide that gives people some tips on what they can do in order to help protect the oceans. People can then sign and tell us what they are going to do to help. “Take The DYPP” will be launching on Bluthedive.org and Coloradoocean.org very soon, so make sure to check it out!”
Check back in March for more COCO news and events!