Dearest All One Ocean Friends and Family,

We have lots of exciting news to share plus an invitation to our Community Meeting and Beach Clean Up.  Scroll down for pictures and links to our new Beach Clean Up Stations and video, a new exhibit at the Cal Academy, reflections from Hallie, and more!
AOO Installs 4 New Beach Clean Up Stations!
Count them!  All One Ocean is proud to announce there are four new Beach Clean Up Stations, including three on San Francisco Bay.  This brings our tally to six, with many more to come - with your help.
Point Reyes Hostel General Manager, Hanna, and her daughter at Point Reyes National Seashore
AOO Man-in-the-Field, Doug,
at China Camp State Park
Hannah at Shorebird Park, Emeryville
Emery Point, Emeryville
Join Us for a Community Meeting and Beach Clean Up,

Wednesday, June 12th 10:30 - 12:30 at Muir Beach
Our core All One Ocean group often gathers at Muir Beach for meetings, and this time we would like to welcome you to join us.  We are inviting our Ocean community, Beach Clean Up Stewards, Field Stewards, as well as our Advisory Board. This is an open forum; please feel free to bring anyone you wish.
 
Hallie will start with an update and Ocean prayer, paying gratitude to the Ocean and our efforts to keep beaches clean. We will then take a little time and pick up trash with our recycled coffee bean bags.  We'd love to see you there!
 
All One Ocean
Community Meeting & Beach Clean Up
June 12, Wednesday 
10:30am - 12:30pm
Muir Beach 
 
We will meet on the beach and will have a blanket with reusable coffee bean bags - Come find us! 
 
No RSVP necessary, however, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out for Pamela at Pamela@alloneocean.org or 415 310 0274. She will be coordinating carpooling.

Watch and Share All One Ocean's New Video
In November 2012, the attendees of the San Francisco Green Festival chose All One Ocean as the winner of the Ford Community Green Grant!  In addition to receiving a cash award, All One Ocean was featured in this video sponsored by The Ford Motor Company.

Thank you very much to those of you who voted for us and to the Ford Community Green Grant!  With partners like you, All One Ocean is able to further our critical work of caring for our beaches and waterways and preventing the needless death of marine life.

To help spread the word about All One Ocean, please forward this link along to your friends and family and share it on Facebook as well!

Reweaving the Web of Life:

Reflections from AOO Founder, Hallie Austen Iglehart

My philosophy towards cleaning up the world, which can seem so overwhelming, is to just try to pick up what's in my path...

One Saturday morning, my friend Lucia and I were enjoying a walk on Muir Beach, California, and something mysterious was in our path. We realized that it was the top of a wet suit deeply buried in the sand.  We started trying to dig the sand away but needed help.  I saw Celia, a little girl playing nearby, and asked her if she would like to help us.  

There was still a lot of sand and I saw a little boy and asked him if he would also like to help us.   I was telling them about the animals we were saving and Sam said, "Oh yes, I know all about it.  They get all tangled up in this stuff." It took the four of us about twenty minutes to dig out this material.  It was fun working as a team and I was happy to be working/playing with this youngest generation!

How are you inspired to team up with others and make a difference? Let us know!

With gratitude to all,
Hallie
Check out the new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences:
Ocean Action

This Saturday,
June 8th is
World Ocean Day.  


Plastic waste, wastewater pollution, and unsustainable fishing are three major threats to the health of the oceans today. Throughout the exhibit, â€œOcean Action” stations constructed out of manmade marine debris encourage visitors to pass on plastic, clean up the flow, and be seafood savvy. In addition, community-based initiatives offering tips for taking conservation action are highlighted. Visitors can also tweet their own ideas for creatively re-using plastic with the Twitter hashtag #ReimaginePlastic.
Find us on Facebook and let us know how you will celebrate your Mother Ocean.
I hope you will join us at Muir Beach on June 12th!

With Oceans of Gratitude,
Lauren Weiner, Director, and the Whole AOO 'Ohana
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