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Avalon Interact Club helps clean-up effort Avalon Rotary youth service program cleans local beaches BY DONNA HARRIS The Avalon Interact Club, an Avalon Rotary Club sponsored service club for young people, assisted with storm damage clean-up Sept. 21 at the Catalina Laundry and Catalina Boatyard, where Hurricane Marie caused a huge surge and created waves that damaged the Pebbly Beach area in late August. The Avalon Rotary Club spon- sors the Avalon Interact Club which is one of the most signifi- cant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service. Worldwide, the Interact program involves almost 200,000 young people in over 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas. Interact Clubs perform at least two community service projects a year, one of which furthers inter- national understanding and good- will. For more information about + Avalon Rotary Club, write P.O. Box 444, Avalon, CA 90704. The Avalon Interact Club assists with storm drain damage caused in the wake of hurricane Marie. Courtesy photo Conservancy to host symposium in Long Beach Nov. 14 event about Catalina Island's ancient inhabitants - BY LAURA MECOY To most people, Catalina is a place with a casino in which no one ever gambles. The Catalina Island Conservancy will host a one- day Conservation and Education Symposium on Nov. 14 in Long Beach to provide the public with discussions about research and surveys of Catalina's plants and animals, as well as the protection of artifacts of the ancient people who once inhabited the Island. The symposium, entitled "Exploring Research on Catalina Island: Flora, Fauna and Culture, NEWSPAPER A KILLER WAY TO ADVERTISE H &BLAIR "will feature a series of short presentations by Conservancy biologists, educators and research partners on topics ranging from the ancient mammals that + once inhabited the Island to today's bird and bison populations. Each presentation will be fol- lowed by a question-and-answer period to give the public an oppor- tunity to directly engage with the researchers and presenters. "Catalina Island serves as a nat- ural learning laboratory where peo- ple of all ages can gain knowledge about the environment and ecol- ogy, and this year's Conservation and Education Symposium prom- ises to provide a quick overview of projects that delve into the chal- lenges and successes of conserva- tion in our unique Island environ- ment," said Ann Muscat, PhD, Conservancy president and CEO. "We encour- age all who love learning and Catalina to join us for this diverse and intrigu- ing series Ann mus of presen- Conservancy CEO tations on and president the Island's flora, fauna and culture," Muscat said. The symposium will include presentations by Conservancy biologists and staff on the breed- ing birds on the Island, the impact of deer browsing on a native plant, the Catalina Island Conservancy's innovative bison contraception f - OKTOBERFEST 2014 - The City of Avalon wishes to say to the following for their time, hard work and donations to make Oktoberfest on the Beach such a huge success: Avalon Lions Club Catalina Island Women's Forum Ryan Younkers and Sarah Seddon, Wine Warehouse Levent Alkibay and Catalina Beverage City of Avalon Recreation Department City of Avalon Public Works Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 01ey 01sen Caleb Lins and The Lobster Trap Steve Bray and Steve's Steakhouse Jack Tucey and El Galleon Restaurant Taste of Catalina Food Tours Kent Garwick GaU Fornasiere Cinde Cassidy Joe Sampson Harbormaster Brian Bray Fire Chief Mike Krug Santa Catalina Island Resort Services Johnny Mandero Lubos Pech Amelia' Lincoln Michelle Warner Samantha Prince Avalon Bay News Catalina Islander Newspaper Connolly Pacific Southern California Edison LA County Lifeguards Catalina Island Conservancy Dewitt Finley & Leslie Boutillier Silvery Canyon Pottery Catalina Express Clad Baci The Steamer Trunk The Catalina Island Museum CSC Boardshop Three Palms Arcade Seaport Bistro Kathy & David Thompson Catalina Art Association Conrado Vega and Dessert Island Sarah Lavelle & Dan Steinbacher Christy Alegria Devin Thompson Doug Fetteroll Tom & Lauren 01sen All Participating Breweries: Catalina Island Brew House Rock Bottom Brewery Allagash Brewery Chimay Trappist Ale Clown Shoes Brewery Einst0k Brewery Erdinger Brewery Humbolt Brewing Co. Lost Coast Brewery Mission Brewery Moretti La Rossa North Coast Brewery Paulaner Samuel Adams Schneider Brewery Sea Dog Brewery Shipyard Brewery Spaten Total Beverage Solutions Twisted Manzanita Brewing Uinta Brewery Warsteiner Weihenstephaner Anyone else in the community we may have overlooked/ Thank you for the support/ program and NatureWorks, a new program to provide ecological and environmental education for Kindergarten thru 12th-grade stu- dents in Avalon Schools. Invited scholars will also describe efforts to protect ancient artifacts on Catalina and the dif- ferentiation of reptiles and amphib- ians on the Island. The scientists will also discuss the methods for evaluating the arrival and dispersal of endemic species on Catalina and the recov- ery of the American peregrine falcon on the Channel Islands. On the Water From page 4 on any public beach along Crescent Avenue. It is also a violation to smoke on the Green Pier except at the foot of the Pier (that seems odd). And of course it is unlawful to smoke within 20 feet or inside of a public building. Finally, our code states that it is a violation to dispose of any por- tion of a cigarette, cigar or tobacco except in a waste disposal. The Litter in America 2009 study indicated that the overall lit- tering rate for butts is 65 percent. To be fair, butt litterers were found to be an average of 31 feet from the nearest ash receptacles when they littered. I do not even know if we even have such things in Avalon. A key finding indicates that each additional receptacle in- stalled can reduce butt litter by 9 percent. Here is my suggestion to the City. We have a parking problem, but handing out more parking tick- ets is not solving that problem On the other.hand, collecting the $25 fine from smokers on the beach or those dropping their butts on our streets would solve two problems. It would lessen the budget woes of the City and it would quickly re- duce the butts that litter the streets and beaches of Avalon. Capt. John runs Afishinados Charters and can be reached at or 888- 613-7770. AqROYO When you're in pain, even doing the things you love can be daunting. If pain or injury is slowing you down, help is as close as the physical therapy department at Catalina Island Medical Center. Call today to find Out how we can help you. P.O. Box 1553 IO0 Falls Canyon Road (31o) 51o-o7oo IslandMedical Center THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, November 7, 2014 i 5