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Meeting Highlights - Ocean Defenders Alliance

posted Sep 6, 2015, 2:12 PM by Ed Gullekson
Highlights from the special presentation meeting on 9/2/2015 (Friday evening) with Ocean Defenders alliance. The presentation was by Kurt Leiber, Founder and President of Ocean Defenders Alliance (a 501C3 organization). Kurt talked about the work that ODA has done in So Cal. then he said he asked himself how he might do more and decided to see if other maritime areas would be interested in this same cause. He has now helped a group in Hawaii get started with a parallel effort, and he talked with us about such an effort here in Puget Sound. Kurt had also talked with a group from Bellevue Divers store and with a couple groups in the Portland area. It was a lively and positive conversation after the presentation. We met a local contact, John Taylor, who will help coordinate efforts in the PNW. Look for more information over the next few months. Here is the ODA web site for more background info.