Ryan & The Amazing Murals

OUR STORIES

Ryan & The
Amazing Murals

Part artist, part engineer, part craftsman, Ryan possesses a skillset that is at once highly creative, analytical and practical.

Ryan’s co-workers at Braggadoon Signs & Graphics gave him the moniker Mentalist for his otherworldly ability to pull off extraordinary feats of technical prowess. But less supernatural, though no less wonderful is Ryan’s artwork. Trained in oil painting and adept at large canvases and murals, his painting style evokes imagery that is at once classical and surreal. Inspired by surrounding seascapes and forest vistas, the spirit of Fort Bragg and the North Coast bubble to the surface in Ryan’s current work. And yet, it’s also his technical skills that allow him to move easily from conception through production to installation. It’s a rare and sometimes seemingly otherworldly combination that makes him such a valuable member of the team at Braggadoon, an accomplished artist and has earned him a position at the very the center of the artistic community in Fort Bragg.  ryangrossman.com

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Local Tip:

Ryan’s downtown Fort Bragg murals can be seen at the corner of Redwood Avenue and HWY 1, and his latest at 301 Redwood Avenue at the corner of Redwood and McPherson.


Anna Neumann and The Harbor

OUR STORIES

Anna Neumann
& The Harbor

Head down to the Noyo Harbor and treat yourself to the catch of the day right off the boat it came in on. While you’re there, say hello to Harbor Master Anna Neumann. From a childhood in Morro Bay that ingrained a love of the sea, to an advanced degree in fisheries policy, Anna isn’t just another bureaucrat who doesn’t know her stuff. She’s sailed the sea, spending two years fishing commercially with the women from The Princess to earn her way through school and loved (most) every minute of it.

A Safe Harbor For All

Her experience at sea taught her a lot about the fishing culture, specifically how the health of the harbor contributes directly to the health of the local economy. She’s working to reeducate the community that they can buy directly from fishermen right off their boats, the ultimate sustainable sea food. Anna wears many other hats, renting out the 256 slips that are the harbor’s main source of income. She’s also a grant writer and project manager. But her most significant role is in supporting all aspects of the fishing industry and ensuring the Noyo Harbor is safe in every sense of the word.

Jack of All Trades,

Master of One:

The Noyo Harbor

Local Tip:

The Noyo Harbor Fish Market at South Harbor opened in April and runs on the second Saturday of the month through September.


Tristin, Grant & Helping The Kelp

OUR STORIES

Tristin, Grant
& Helping The Kelp

A thriving nearshore ocean ecosystem is crucial to maintaining wildlife on land and at sea. Today, that ecosystem is in danger along much of the Northern California coast. In just under ten years, a ‘perfect storm’ of warming oceans, loss of apex predators, and the subsequent proliferation of the voracious native purple sea urchin has decimated 96% of kelp forests on California’s North Coast.


Blue Economy Learning Festival


the

Learning Festival

Join top researchers, educators, purveyors, guides, and fishers to immerse yourself in a multitude of ocean-related enterprises at the core of a sustainable economic future on the Mendocino Coast.


SATURDAY


Free Shuttle

Ditch your car and hop on MTA shuttle.

Sponsor: Mendocino Transit Authority

Download Bus Map

Coast Guard 47′ Motor Lifeboat

The U.S. Coast Guard is one of our nation’s six military services. The Station at Noyo River is a multi-mission surf station, with an emphasis on search and rescue, law enforcement, and environmental protection. Step on board one of their lifeboats and meet the men and women who serve on it.

Time: 9:00 AM – Noon

Meet: South Harbor

Sponsor: US Coast Guard

Art Explorers Opening Reception, “The Ocean is Life”

Art Explorer’s is a creative arts program primarily serving adults with developmental disabilities, and committed to “provide a fun, nurturing, non-judgmental and artistically stimulating environment for creativity to thrive.” Their space at 333 N Franklin Street is magical and a must experience for all.

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meet: Art Explorers, 333 N. Franklin St.

Sponsor: Art Explorers

Abalone & Coffee at the Slacktide Cafe

Come visit Noyo Center’s newly acquired facility in Noyo Harbor and learn about our plans for Blue Economy research. Enjoy a cup of coffee and pastries on our deck during a brief presentation on our plans, including an abalone broodstock program.

Time: 9:00 AM – Noon, Presentation at 10:00 AM

Meet: Slacktide Cafe, 32430 N. Harbor Drive, Noyo Harbor

Sponsor: Noyo Center for Marine Science

Hare Creek Beach Stewardship

Stewardship is open to all ages and experience levels. Stop by to pull invasive plant species, maintain the trail, and take in the beautiful scenery.

Time: 10:00 AM to Noon

Meet: Hare Creek Beach (park at Mendocino College Coast Center)

Sponsor: Mendocino Land Trust

Noyo Harbor Fish Market

Come down to the South Harbor! The fishing fleet will be selling their catches right off their boats, with a host of local vendors selling wares in Grader Park. Live music, too!

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Meet: South Harbor Grader Park

Sponsor: Noyo Harbor District

Cycle Coastal Trail to Ten Mile

Join the SOB’s Seniors on Bikes on one of their daily rides, along the Noyo Headlands Trail and MacKerricher State Park Haul Road. Special stops along the way highlight Learning Festival activities.

Time: 10:00 AM 

Meet: Skunk Train Parking Lot

Sponsor: SOB, Seniors On Bikes Club

Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center: Whales, Water & Wildflowers

Walk the beautiful coastal trail, look for whales as you enjoy the season’s wildflowers in bloom, and end up at the Crow’s Nest, Noyo Center’s foothold on the ocean. See our touch tank aquarium, sea lion skeletons and natural history exhibits.

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meet: Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center: End of Jere Melo Way (Cypress Street runway)

Sponsor: Noyo Center for Marine Science

Blue Zone Project – Coastal Mendocino County Kick-Off Event

Discover how to get involved in transforming Mendocino County into a community where healthy choices are easier for everyone! Learn how Blue Zone principles can lead to a longer, better life! Stop by and enjoy free family-friendly activities, giveaways and prizes.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meet: Cypress Street Meadow

Sponsor: Adventist Health

Coast Center Mendocino Collage Open House & Specimen Exhibit

The doors of Mendocino College’s Coast Center are open to all. Come walk the hallways, peek into classrooms, familiarize yourself with their specimen collection and peer through microscopes.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meet: Mendocino College

Sponsor: Mendocino Lake Community College

“Mini” Big Time

Coastal Dancers showcasing regalia from the ocean, Grass Games demonstration and informational booths highlighting the language of Northern Pomo. 

Meet: Mendocino Coast Campus

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Organizer: Sherwood Valley Band of Pomo

Borrow-A-Buddy

We love our four-legged friends! Take a shelter dog on a fun local field trip. You’ll have a loving buddy for the day and if you hit it off… possibly longer! Learn more from the Mendocino Coast Humane Society at Adventist’s Blue Zone Celebration.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meet: Cypress Street Meadow, Noyo Headlands Park

Sponsor: Humane Society

Discovery Center – Kelp Exhibit

Come see Noyo Center’s beautiful keep exhibit and view underwater video footage of our nearshore habitats in the Discovery Center’s 360-degree geodesic Ocean Immersion Dome.

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Meet: Noyo Center for Marine Science – 338 N. Main

Sponsor: Noyo Center for Marine Science

All Aboard Adventures with Captain Tim on the Sea Hawk

Captain Tim has worked out of the Noyo Harbor for over 40 years and donated four chartered boat excursions to students to support community engagement in the Learning Festival. Thank you, Captain Tim. 

Visit: www.allabourdadventures.com

Sponsor: Captain Tim and the Sea Hawk

Open Mic Night

Bring you songs to Larry Spring Commons for a an open mic night hosted by Karlyn DeSteno with Magpie Pizza served in the Riverboat. Entrance by donation

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meet: Enter through the gates beside 225 E. Redwood Ave.

Sponsor: Spring Commons

S’mores & Stories Around The Fire

Point Cabrillo Light Station invites you to toast marshmallows while listening to stories exploring the rich history of our area. Thank you Beachcomber for sharing your fire pits!

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meet: Park at end of Glass Beach Road and walk over Pudding Creek Trestle

Sponsor: Point Cabrillo Light Station

Night Skies & Telescopes from the Coastal Trail

Amateur astronomers gather at Otsuchi Point to see what deep-sky wonders emerge.

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Meet: Cypress Street access to Noyo Headlands Park


SUNDAY


Free Shuttle

Ditch your car and hop on MTA shuttle.

Sponsor: Mendocino Transit Authority

Download Bus Map

Coastal Birding with the Audubon Society

Birds are everywhere to be found, no matter where you live. Come explore the Noyo Headlands Trail, meet our local birds, and make new birding friends. 

Time: 9:00 AM – Noon

Meet: South of Glass Beach

Sponsor: Mendocino Coast Audubon Society

Free Guest House Museum Open House

The Fort Bragg Historical Society invites you to visit the Guest House Museum where local history is cherished and preserved.

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meet: Guest House Museum, 343 N. Main St.

Sponsor: Fort Bragg Historical Society

Cycle Coastal Trail to Ten Mile

Join the SOB’s Seniors on Bikes on one of their daily rides, along the Noyo Headlands Trail and MacKerricher State Park Haul Road. Special stops along the way highlight Learning Festival activities.

Time: 10:00 AM 

Meet: Skunk Train Parking Lot

Sponsor: SOB, Seniors On Bikes Club

Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center: Whales, Water & Wildflowers

Walk the beautiful coastal trail, look for whales as you enjoy the season’s wildflowers in bloom, and end up at the Crow’s Nest, Noyo Center’s foothold on the ocean. See our touch tank aquarium, sea lion skeletons and natural history exhibits.

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meet: Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center: End of Jere Melo Way (Cypress Street runway)

Sponsor: Noyo Center for Marine Science

Coho Salmon & Pudding Creek

Coho salmon are the rarest species of salmon in California. Come learn about local efforts committed to restoring habitat and fish passage along Pudding Creek with our local chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU).

Time: 11:00 AM – Noon

Meet: Pudding Creek Trestle

Sponsor: Trout Unlimited, Redwood Empire Chapter

MacKerricher Tide Pooling with Katharine Gabrielson

Explore the rocky intertidal zone at MacKerricher State Park, one of California’s Marine Protected Areas – and say hello to the mussels, barnacles, and anemones that cling to the rocky tidepools.

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Meet: Laguna Point, MacKerricher Park

Sponsor: CA State Parks

Discovery Center – Kelp Exhibit

Come see Noyo Center’s beautiful keep exhibit and view underwater video footage of our nearshore habitats in the Discovery Center’s 360-degree geodesic Ocean Immersion Dome.

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Meet: Noyo Center for Marine Science – 338 N. Main

Sponsor: Noyo Center for Marine Science

Blue Zone Project – Coastal Mendocino County Kick-Off Event

Discover how to get involved in transforming Mendocino County into a community where healthy choices are easier for everyone! Learn how Blue Zone principles can lead to a longer, better life! Stop by and enjoy free family-friendly activities, giveaways and prizes.

Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Meet: Cypress Street Meadow

Sponsor: Adventist Health

Guided Plant Walk with CA Native Plant Society

Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems, and CA has more plant species than any other state. Join Professor Teresa Cholar on a guided plant identification to learn about plants of the Mendocino Coast. 

Time: 12:30 PM

Meet: South end of Pudding Creek Trestle

Sponsors: Mendocino College & CA Native Plant Society

Explore Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park

Walk seven forested acres of park in the middle of Fort Bragg and learn about forest and watershed ecology from local experts.

Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Meet: Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park

Sponsors: Tess Albin-Smith and Doug Albin


Blue Economy Symposium


the

Symposium

The Blue Economy Symposium is a collaboration between the City of Fort Bragg and California Sea Grant focusing on exploring the needs and potential for developing a resilient and vibrant blue economy in and around Fort Bragg. This symposium will bring together local, state and federal agencies  to develop pathways forward for the community. The first day of the symposium will focus on city and harbor infrastructure needs, discussions with commercial/ recreational fishers and associated businesses about sustainable fishing economies, then followed by education, entrepreneurship and job force training considerations. The second day will explore the potential of developing an aquaculture park in the region. Speakers will present information on different aspects of current and potential aquaculture activities elsewhere in California that are restorative and/or commercial in nature. It is said that a rising tide lifts all boats… thank you for participating in this important conversation.

SneakerWave DTFB


SneakerWave DTFB

Visit SneakerWave DTFB for handmade, upcycled, earth-minded goods from over 35 unique local artisans.

SneakerWave DTFB

330 N. Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA, 95437

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Tings Things Holiday

Tings Thai Culture

Hand Loomed Silk Scarves

Beautiful clothing and accessories imported from Thailand.

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The Quarry Gift Guide

The Quarry

The Quarry is a unique gift store. We have Sterling Silver jewlery for all budgets. We also have Crystals, Gems & Minerals for healing or beauty.

SHOP ONLINE
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Beachcomber Gift Guide

Beachcomber

Hotel

Get A Room!

The Beachcomber offers gift certificates for lodging and bike rentals, as well as sell Beachcomber merchandise in the main lobby. To purchase gift certificates, call 707-964-2402.

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Braggadoon Holiday

Braggadoon

Get your favorite piece of art or photo framed just to your liking with Braggadoon’s custom framing services. Call 707-964-5050 for information and shipping. 

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