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Title: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 31, 2018, 09:55:03 AM
Watermen's Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd

Wanted to post this and get this on everyone radar.  The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018. Recreational divers will help protect the kelp by removing as many purple urchin as possible over these two days. NCUH will not be doing a group site, but it would be cool if all NCUH members going could get sites next to each other. So interested parties are response-able for their own camping spots. I know Jason and My self will be getting at least one if not 2 sites at Albion.  Interested parties should call Albion campground, (707)937-0606 to make reservations Albion web site: http://albionrivercampground.com/ (http://albionrivercampground.com/)  or one their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/ (https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/)
to make reservations at Schooners Landing try their web site at  https://www.schoonerslanding-albion.com/ (https://www.schoonerslanding-albion.com/) or one Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SelkieCove/ (https://www.facebook.com/SelkieCove/)

Make sure to tell them you're with the purple urchin removal event.

and to stay up to date on announcements for this event go to the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on May 31, 2018, 10:02:17 AM
Hey all, I wanted to ask and see what worked well for those who dived this last weekends in the ocean cove urchin removal event. What did you find was cumbersome and or worked well for you while diving and removing urchins.  I found that it is more efficient to take multiple bags down with you at one time, instead on just one saves on the up and down trips and air from your tank not filling your BC all the time. I also found a small hand garden rake/trowel worked great for scarping and gather urchins. At this next event my plan is to take multiple bags down at one time and just fill them up and make a pile of them and attach float lines or lines with a float on them as I fill them. That way the surface support team can just come along and pick them up while I stay on the bottom working.  Please share your thoughts and suggestions lets try and to dial this in !!!!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TW on May 31, 2018, 10:42:00 AM
Damn. Going to miss this one.
I'll be there on the July 25 - 30 for the Albion open NCKA kayak fishing tournament.
Definitely bringing dive gear and will do my part on that weekend to get some purples.
I know others will too.

Tim
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: bythog on May 31, 2018, 08:05:31 PM
Can't make it, but I'll try for the next one. You happened to pick the same weekend that is San Diego ComicCon so I'll be down there in the warm, beautiful weather instead of the cold north coast.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 02, 2018, 09:21:16 AM
Reservations made !
Jason and I reserved C25 from Friday to Sunday and we will be bringing mine and Jason\'s zodiacs
Be great if all NCUH members try to camp all together,
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on June 02, 2018, 10:57:46 PM
I have C27  Friday thru Sunday for three of us
My  son and I will be diving and we will have a 14ft inflatable and my wife to shuttle bags
Looking forward to it!!!!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 19, 2018, 09:58:22 AM
A little update from Josh
 Josh will have a portable compressor to refill tanks free on site up to 5,000lbs. 

(https://i.imgur.com/hU1PwAz.png)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 19, 2018, 02:22:54 PM
The wife and I are in Fri-Sun! We are going to try and leave Monterey area around noon and get up there by 6. Any pointers on what we should bring outside of dive gear and a Kayak? (my non-scuba wife can shuttle bags in the yak, or we can loan the yak to someone if she is not feeling up to it - she gets sea sick pretty easily). Is anyone going to spear fish after diving?

C21 is our spot and we can probably fit another tent in there if anyone else wants to stay in "NCUH corner" the reservation gal said that spots 21-24 are reserved for the urchin removal event.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Sir Rob IV on June 19, 2018, 04:02:53 PM
Can only make Sunday, great work organizing this guys and looking forward too it.
Keeneroo, any extra gear you have helps especially extra dive bags and buckets. Im sure there is other stuff people will chime in.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: makemwearit on June 19, 2018, 06:37:57 PM
I'll be there with the gf and a handful of friends in the campsite Friday through Sunday, she and I will be on tanks for the urchin removal and the rest of the group will be mixed bag of freedivers & tanks.

Keeneroo - I and some others may be game... I'll drop you a pm.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: bythog on June 19, 2018, 09:14:03 PM
The wife and I are in Fri-Sun! We are going to try and leave Monterey area around noon and get up there by 6. Any pointers on what we should bring outside of dive gear and a Kayak? (my non-scuba wife can shuttle bags in the yak, or we can loan the yak to someone if she is not feeling up to it - she gets sea sick pretty easily). Is anyone going to spear fish after diving?

C21 is our spot and we can probably fit another tent in there if anyone else wants to stay in "NCUH corner" the reservation gal said that spots 21-24 are reserved for the urchin removal event.

Bring quarters. The Albion site has hot showers but they charge a quarter every 30 seconds.

If you like to do any crabbing with snares the river surrounding the campsite has a lot of dungeness crab that will make for an easy dinner.

Bring your own coffee. There are a couple of places that sell it locally but it's honestly not very good and doesn't open until 8am.

Otherwise the location is beautiful, the people are friendly, and you are fairly close to Fort Bragg.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 20, 2018, 11:35:57 AM
My buddy is letting me borrow his mid-sized RV. SCORE!

I'll try to get some additional dive bags and buckets together before then too. I'd love to go spear fishing with someone that knows the area if there is an opportunity.

I can talk to my local shops down in Monterey area to see if they can sponsor anything. Can one of the organizers give me a call to discuss what is needed or if sponsorship is open and welcome from anyone? There is a freediver meet and greet at lovers point tonight, I'll network and try to get some more divers to come up.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 20, 2018, 11:51:59 AM
My buddy is letting me borrow his mid-sized RV. SCORE!

I'll try to get some additional dive bags and buckets together before then too. I'd love to go spear fishing with someone that knows the area if there is an opportunity.

I can talk to my local shops down in Monterey area to see if they can sponsor anything. Can one of the organizers give me a call to discuss what is needed or if sponsorship is open and welcome from anyone? There is a freediver meet and greet at lovers point tonight, I'll network and try to get some more divers to come up.

give me a call I believe you have my number and I can get you in touch with the guy handling this events raffle as I am getting a break since I did the last one
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 20, 2018, 12:20:16 PM
also that will be awesome if all of us NCUH folks can take over a section of the campground and be next to each other
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 20, 2018, 12:22:30 PM
also that will be awesome if all of us NCUH folks can take over a section of the campground and be next to each other

Agreed!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 20, 2018, 03:16:22 PM
Let me know what site you have! I'll update the map.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8zg0gl4oh/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/8zg0gl4oh/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 20, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
Let me know what site you have! I'll update the map.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8zg0gl4oh/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/8zg0gl4oh/)

C25
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on June 20, 2018, 07:30:47 PM
Let me know what site you have! I'll update the map.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8zg0gl4oh/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/8zg0gl4oh/)
This is really cool. Thanks for taking the time to update the camp map
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on June 21, 2018, 07:37:26 AM
My buddy is letting me borrow his mid-sized RV. SCORE!

I'll try to get some additional dive bags and buckets together before then too. I'd love to go spear fishing with someone that knows the area if there is an opportunity.

I can talk to my local shops down in Monterey area to see if they can sponsor anything. Can one of the organizers give me a call to discuss what is needed or if sponsorship is open and welcome from anyone? There is a freediver meet and greet at lovers point tonight, I'll network and try to get some more divers to come up.

Tino and Doug Jung are gathering prizes for a raffle. Of course any items are welcome. You can contact me to hand them off or just bring them to the event.  As far as what we need, right now we need volunteers to kayak the bags to and from the divers.  This is a critical point of the operation because it increases our productivity exponentially when the divers don't have to surface or swim their bags back themselves.  Some of you on tanks can plan to burn a tank then do some kayaking on your surface interval.  It's a critical part of the operation and we are having trouble getting volunteers.  Contact Rob102 if you're willing to volunteer even part of your day, he's coordinating the kayaks.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 21, 2018, 08:07:08 AM
I can do a tank dive then kayak on my surface interval. If the conditions are not too bad, my wife can kayak too (but she gets sea sick easily).

I went to a free dive meet and greet last night and might have gotten 2 shops to donate gear and have a presence at the event, as well as a couple more divers. I'm networking with everyone this morning to share event details and such.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on June 21, 2018, 08:16:25 AM
I can do a tank dive then kayak on my surface interval. If the conditions are not too bad, my wife can kayak too (but she gets sea sick easily).

I went to a free dive meet and greet last night and might have gotten 2 shops to donate gear and have a presence at the event, as well as a couple more divers. I'm networking with everyone this morning to share event details and such.

That's great.  The more people that take ownership of this project and promote it and spread the word the more successful we will be.  Good job!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 21, 2018, 02:56:26 PM
Updated camping map. Let me know your spot so I can add you! 8)

(https://s8.postimg.cc/o3q2kdkrl/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/o3q2kdkrl/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: dogpaddle on June 21, 2018, 05:08:00 PM
Let me know what site you have! I'll update the map.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8zg0gl4oh/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/8zg0gl4oh/)
B18
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 22, 2018, 07:32:46 AM
K.Perry needs to be added site B20
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 22, 2018, 08:20:38 AM
Updated map. Let's get some more NCUH folk on the map!

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vyelsgw1t/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vyelsgw1t/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 22, 2018, 10:37:18 AM
Updated map. Let's get some more NCUH folk on the map!

(https://s8.postimg.cc/vyelsgw1t/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vyelsgw1t/)

please add Jim for sites C3 & C4
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 22, 2018, 11:01:09 AM
Updated.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/aqepgbj69/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/aqepgbj69/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 22, 2018, 11:24:19 AM
Hey At the The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018 at Albion campground July 21st and 22nd we will be doing another Fundraiser raffle and we are once again looking for donations for the raffle table. So if anyone knows a company or individual that wants to donate get in touch with me or Tino Bernazzani
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on June 22, 2018, 12:42:03 PM
Hey At the The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018 at Albion campground July 21st and 22nd we will be doing another Fundraiser raffle and we are once again looking for donations for the raffle table. So if anyone knows a company or individual that wants to donate get in touch with me or Tino Bernazzani
Matt
I have some used wetsuits and odds & ends that I will be bringing to just give away to anyone that my be looking for a womens or kids suit. not worthy for the raffle but still have some life left in them
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 22, 2018, 01:20:52 PM
Hey At the The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018 at Albion campground July 21st and 22nd we will be doing another Fundraiser raffle and we are once again looking for donations for the raffle table. So if anyone knows a company or individual that wants to donate get in touch with me or Tino Bernazzani
Matt
I have some used wetsuits and odds & ends that I will be bringing to just give away to anyone that my be looking for a womens or kids suit. not worthy for the raffle but still have some life left in them

Awesome !!!! thank you
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on June 25, 2018, 08:33:39 AM
Talking with commercial divers about how to improve efficiency, they suggested that instead of a diver filling many small bags that the diver could make a larger bag and fill that from the smaller bags on the bottom and pop a float when it's full. If a diver had two bags that could each hold about ten of the canvas bags we're using, then fill an air lift bag that would be attached to the larger bag on a line that reaches the surface, at the end of the day we could just go around hauling out the bigger bags once the divers are out of the water. They suggested using baskets instead of bags maybe also.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on June 25, 2018, 09:29:28 AM
Hey At the The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018 at Albion campground July 21st and 22nd we will be doing another Fundraiser raffle and we are once again looking for donations for the raffle table. So if anyone knows a company or individual that wants to donate get in touch with me or Tino Bernazzani

Aquarius Dive Shop in Monterey has agreed to give us (for the raffle) 1 free open water certification (including tuition and materials) as well as a couple free tank fill stamp cards. They might send me up with a shop banner to hang on my RV or somewhere as well. I am going to stop by the other shops tomorrow to discuss more raffle donations.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on June 25, 2018, 09:31:02 AM
Talking with commercial divers about how to improve efficiency, they suggested that instead of a diver filling many small bags that the diver could make a larger bag and fill that from the smaller bags on the bottom and pop a float when it's full. If a diver had two bags that could each hold about ten of the canvas bags we're using, then fill an air lift bag that would be attached to the larger bag on a line that reaches the surface, at the end of the day we could just go around hauling out the bigger bags once the divers are out of the water. They suggested using baskets instead of bags maybe also.
This makes a lot of sense, My concern would be how to move such large bags of urchin unless we have boats with a crane like the pros use to get the bags onboard. I will still try my best to fill what ever bag I am given ;D
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 25, 2018, 09:32:38 AM
Hey At the The second recreational urchin removal event of 2018 at Albion campground July 21st and 22nd we will be doing another Fundraiser raffle and we are once again looking for donations for the raffle table. So if anyone knows a company or individual that wants to donate get in touch with me or Tino Bernazzani

Aquarius Dive Shop in Monterey has agreed to give us (for the raffle) 1 free open water certification (including tuition and materials) as well as a couple free tank fill stamp cards. They might send me up with a shop banner to hang on my RV or somewhere as well. I am going to stop by the other shops tomorrow to discuss more raffle donations.

Awesome thank you so much for stepping up and helping
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 25, 2018, 09:41:17 AM
I would like to thank Otter box for donating a gift certificate valued at $90. to the Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser. Check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/otterbox/ (https://www.facebook.com/otterbox/)

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 25, 2018, 09:46:20 AM
I would like to thank Sean Herrero  for donating some GOBRO camera grips to the Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser
(https://s15.postimg.cc/zd5u1cf1j/8p_ODAf_R.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/zd5u1cf1j/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 26, 2018, 10:43:14 AM
I would like to thank Brian Stanley and the rest of the awesome folks at Bamboo Reef Scuba center for donating   2 gift certificates (1 for an open water cert and 1 for a level 1 free dive cert) plus 2 shirts and 2 hats to go with them. To the Albion Urchin removal Raffle Fundraiser July 21st and 22nd. Check out their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/bambooreefscubadiving/ (https://www.facebook.com/bambooreefscubadiving/)  and for details on the event go to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 28, 2018, 12:30:52 PM
I want to thank the Little River Inn for donating 18 holes of golf for two and giving a 15% discount on up to four rooms the weekend of the event to the Albion Urchin removal raffle. Check out Little River INN's FB page at https://www.facebook.com/LittleRiverInn/ (https://www.facebook.com/LittleRiverInn/) or their web site at https://www.littleriverinn.com/ (https://www.littleriverinn.com/) and for more info on the Albion Urchin removal event and raffle click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 28, 2018, 12:32:06 PM
I would like to thank Adam and the rest of the awesome folks at Monterey Bay Kayaks for donating 2 free Kayak rentals vouchers To the Albion Urchin removal Raffle Fundraiser July 21st and 22nd. Check out their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/montereybaykayaks/ (https://www.facebook.com/montereybaykayaks/) and for details on the event go to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
(https://i.imgur.com/jK0H2uq.jpg)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 28, 2018, 12:32:34 PM
I would like to thank Aquarius Dive Shop in Monterey for donating 1 free open water certification (including tuition and materials) as well as a couple free tank fill stamp cards. to the Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser. Check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AquariusDiveShop/ (https://www.facebook.com/AquariusDiveShop/)
(https://i.imgur.com/qBYVH6f.png)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 28, 2018, 01:27:00 PM
I would like to thank Matt Richards for donating a set of Yakima Kayak carriers with saddles and hully rollers to the To the Albion Urchin removal Raffle Fundraiser July 21st and 22nd. For details on the Urchin removal event and Raffle go to the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Rob102 on June 30, 2018, 08:14:33 AM
I spoke with Blake at Subsurface Progression in Fort Bragg. He is willing to donate a couple kayaks for use at the urchin round up.  If you want to use one of his kayaks, visit Subsurface Progression and let him know that you are involved with the event. You have to fill out his rental paperwork and you will be responsible for the kayak, but you won’t be charged for the usage.

He has a limited supply and the number he lets us use will depend on how many he has on hand.

This has been posted on the kayak support thread. Please post questions or comments there. Thanks
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on June 30, 2018, 08:18:04 AM
Awesome!
Blake is always so helpful and supportive of all the dive event fundraisers
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Sir Rob IV on June 30, 2018, 12:24:12 PM
 I feel bad not being able to donate anything... Can I donate my body?  :-*
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Rob102 on June 30, 2018, 03:12:45 PM
I feel bad not being able to donate anything... Can I donate my body?  :-*

No. We’d have an easier time raffling off the urchin.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Sir Rob IV on June 30, 2018, 04:12:29 PM
 ??? Whatever fine
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 02, 2018, 08:44:20 AM
I would like to thank Adventure By The Sea in Monterey for donating a gift certificate for an all day Bike or Kayak rental for 2 tot he Albion Urchin removal Fundraiser Raffle on July 21st and 22nd at Albion. Check out Adventure by the Sea  Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AdventuresbytheSea/ (https://www.facebook.com/AdventuresbytheSea/)  for more info on the Urchin event go tot he event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 02, 2018, 09:34:33 AM
I would like to thank from KayakfishingSonoma.com for donating a $200 gift certificate for a guided kayak fishing trip to the Albion Urchin removal Raffle fundraiser on July 21st and 22nd check out their Instagram page at https://kayakfishingsonoma.com/ (https://kayakfishingsonoma.com/) for more info on the albion urchin event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 03, 2018, 02:55:50 PM
I would like to thank
Mario Salgado for donating 2 halibut hammers to the Albion Urchin removal Fundraiser Raffle on July 21st and 22nd at Albion
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I would like to thank Morgan and the rest of the awesome folks at Breakwater Scuba in Monterey for donating a Alpha 9 Scuba regulator to the Albion Urchin removal Fundraiser Raffle on July 21st and 22nd at Albion.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/th2ar48yf/15391432_1807235639554208_7915587143980581983_o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/th2ar48yf/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 09, 2018, 07:55:33 AM
I would like to thank Travis Templer of Mendocino Trailer Rentals LLC (Luv2Camp Mendocino) for donating $200 Certificate OFF a trailer rental, tot he Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser. Check out the web site at http://luv2camp.com/ (http://luv2camp.com/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/gd6h0ctvr/logo_redwoods.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gd6h0ctvr/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 09, 2018, 08:04:15 AM
I would like to thank Starla and the rest of the awesome folks at Salt life clothing for donating tot he Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser. Check out there FB at https://www.facebook.com/livethesaltlife/ (https://www.facebook.com/livethesaltlife/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 09, 2018, 08:09:36 AM
I would like to thank Cricket from Otter Bay wet suits for donating 2- $100 gift cards from Otter bat wet suits to the Albion Urchin removal raffle fundraiser. Check out Otter bay web site at http://www.otterbaysuits.com/Otter_Bay_Wetsuits/Welcome.html (http://www.otterbaysuits.com/Otter_Bay_Wetsuits/Welcome.html)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 09, 2018, 11:30:24 AM
I would like to thank Gary at True west for donating a dive parka to the Albion urchin removal raffle, check out true west web site at http://store.truwest.com/Waterproof-Parkas_c_170.html (http://store.truwest.com/Waterproof-Parkas_c_170.html)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 10, 2018, 08:19:23 AM
UPDATED MAP. If you have a camping spot, let me know what it is and I'll update the map (or if you have a buddy on here or NCKA that you know has a spot). If you're going to get a spot, try to get it in the top right corner (C15-C30) if they are still available. Getting stoked to decimate some urchins!

(https://s8.postimg.cc/dzkl0rxox/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dzkl0rxox/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on July 10, 2018, 08:44:37 AM
The event is almost here and it's looking to be bigger than the last.  We will meet up at the Albion boat launch closest to the bridge for the dive briefing Saturday the 21st at 8am.  I have a portable high pressure compressor to refill tanks from my boat and we will have water and snacks for during your surface intervals or breaks.  I know a lot of people are asking for more specific details about where exactly we will be diving and what the details are but some of these questions are impossible to answer until we actually get to the event and see what equipment showed up and what conditions are.  Recreational fishing license is all that is required and there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for non divers as well.  Please bring a boat or kayak if you have them for yourself or to lend and I will see you all on the 21st.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 09:09:00 AM
See you all there !!!
on a side not the raffle table is coming together for another great raffle some awesome prizes.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 10:00:40 AM
I would like to thank Chris Demonte for donating a case of Charbono wine to the Albion Urchin removal event raffle fundraiser.  July 21st and 22nd

Also would like to thank Tess Evans Donating a couple of art prints to the raffle table
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 10:17:00 AM
I would like to thank the awesome and sportive folks at Albion river campground for donating a gift certificate for some free camping to the Urchin removal raffle on July 21st and 22nd. Check out Albion campground Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/ (https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 10, 2018, 10:58:33 AM
I would like to thank the awesome and sportive folks at Albion river campground for donating a gift certificate for some free camping to the Urchin removal raffle on July 21st and 22nd. Check out Albion campground Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/ (https://www.facebook.com/Albion-River-Campground-123583034372834/)

How to we raffle that pre-event?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 12:30:48 PM
I would like to thank the outdoor pro shop in  Cotati, for donating a rock fish package tot eh Albion urchin removal event July 21st and 22nd, check out the outdoor pro shop web site at  http://www.outdoorproshop.com/ (http://www.outdoorproshop.com/)   
for more info on the Albion urchin event click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 01:38:37 PM
We received the awesome Donation that break water scuba in Monterey donated take a look at the picture below of the brand new aqua 9 scuba regulator that was donated. Thank you break water scuba in Monterey
(https://s15.postimg.cc/foptblksn/36926400_10216612673018771_2551093789368254464_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/foptblksn/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/d7e24c8lz/36943768_10216612673098773_7151272177365417984_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d7e24c8lz/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 10, 2018, 01:49:58 PM
I would like to thank Yolanda and the rest of the folks at the Manchester KOA campground for donating a Gift certificate for $250 for camping fee's tot he Albion Urchin removal raffle on July 21st and 22nd. Check out the KOA web site at https://koa.com/campgrounds/manchester-beach/
(https://s15.postimg.cc/9p228f5af/KOA-_BP-_Journey-_Logo-_Tagline-_CLP-_Modal.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 11, 2018, 07:51:32 AM
I would like to thank Kevin Hofer and and Ashley Seefeldt for donating some handmade Abalone jewelry tot he Albion Urchin removal event and Fundraiser raffle on July21st and 22nd. For info on the event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/481xxst3r/abalone_jelwery.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/481xxst3r/)


I would like to thank the awesome folks at Santa Cruz coastal charter they donated a $690 value 4 pack fishing charter tot he Albion Urchin removal event raffle fundraiser. Check out Santa Cruz coastal charter web site at https://www.santacruzcoastalcharters.com/ (https://www.santacruzcoastalcharters.com/)


Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 11, 2018, 08:53:45 AM
I would like to thank Jeff and Cate from Liquid Fusion Kayaking in Fort Bragg for Making a $100 dollar cash Donation to the Albion Urchin removal event and raffle fundraiser July 21st and 22nd, Check out their web site at https://liquidfusionkayak.com/ (https://liquidfusionkayak.com/)   or their FB at https://www.facebook.com/LiquidFusionKayaking/ (https://www.facebook.com/LiquidFusionKayaking/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/9dcc6yi93/download.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9dcc6yi93/)


Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 11, 2018, 12:12:18 PM
Thank you Mike and the rest of the folks at the Outdoor Pro shop in Cotati, for donating a Shimano TVC 66Mh fishing Rod valued at $129.99 along with a AVETSX 5.3 RH SIL reel valued at $ 199.99 to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle check out there web site at http://www.outdoorproshop.com/ (http://www.outdoorproshop.com/)


(https://s15.postimg.cc/4iwfdwvsn/fishing_rod_and_reel.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4iwfdwvsn/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 11, 2018, 03:02:40 PM
I would like to thank Doug and the rest of the awesome staff at North coast Brewing in Fort Bragg for donating 2-$100 gift cards and a couple of hoodies tot he Albion urchin removal event and fundraising raffle. Check out their Fb page at https://www.facebook.com/northcoastbrewingcompany/ (https://www.facebook.com/northcoastbrewingcompany/)  or the web site at https://www.northcoastbrewing.com/ (https://www.northcoastbrewing.com/)  for more in fo on the Albion urchin removal event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/70lyqdwp3/189455_10150164076699935_3615783_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/70lyqdwp3/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 12, 2018, 07:22:17 AM
I would like to thank Tess Evans for her donation of 3 8"x10"s: 2 abalone shell prints, 1 tambourine, and a larger test print (9"x12") of the pool to the Albion Urchin Removal Event and Fundraiser raffle, Check out Tess's work at here web site at http://www.tessevans.com/shop (http://www.tessevans.com/shop)

Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 12, 2018, 07:48:03 AM
I would like to thank AB Biller for donating a speargun to the Albion Urchin Removal event and Fundraiser raffle. Check out Ab Billers web site at http://www.abbiller.com/ (http://www.abbiller.com/) or their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/abbiller/ (https://www.facebook.com/abbiller/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/ww20y7h6v/a_b_biller_01.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ww20y7h6v/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 12, 2018, 10:41:45 AM
I would like to thank Nick Hernandez of Light And Motion for donating 2-GoBe 500 Spot lights to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle, check out Light And Motion Website at https://www.lightandmotion.com/ (https://www.lightandmotion.com/) or their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/lmdive/ (https://www.facebook.com/lmdive/) for more info on the urchin event click herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/

(https://s15.postimg.cc/res9cxrd3/10441260_712952912103868_2016762735222790388_n.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 12, 2018, 11:45:56 AM
I would like to thank BIG 5 Sporting Goods  for donating a $25 dollar gift card to the Albion Urchin Removal Event and Fundraiser Raffle. For more info on the urchin event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/7bd8eoeh3/big-5-sporting-goods-coupons.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/7bd8eoeh3/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Ben on July 12, 2018, 02:53:20 PM
Booked site C17 for Friday night. My brother, his son and I will be there w/ his 14' aluminum boat.

Ben
530-979-7761
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 12, 2018, 02:59:27 PM
UPDATED MAP

(https://s8.postimg.cc/k5sx9z92p/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k5sx9z92p/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: SnailHunter on July 12, 2018, 03:17:37 PM
I am booked in B12.  Planning on bringing my 12yo nephew to help either crush or shuttle bags in his kayak.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 12, 2018, 04:16:27 PM
UPDATED MAP
(https://s8.postimg.cc/cbwx2clip/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/cbwx2clip/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: saltwaterweapon on July 13, 2018, 12:52:53 AM
Booked c18 and bringing 18' Zodiac. Looking forward to help out for the event.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 13, 2018, 08:39:05 AM
UPDATED MAP. Glad We're filling in that SW corner with NCUH!

(https://s8.postimg.cc/85zymv7yp/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/85zymv7yp/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Diver Dan on July 15, 2018, 11:33:46 AM
I just tried to make a camping reservation and apparently the entire campground is booked.
 :o
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: jscheid on July 15, 2018, 01:20:13 PM
was just about to book a site for a buddy and myself. any truth to all the camping full? anyone willing to split a site?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Rob102 on July 15, 2018, 03:31:58 PM
I’ll check tomorrow if there will be vacancies at Caspar
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 15, 2018, 09:06:57 PM
Was Albion booked or schooners landing ?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 16, 2018, 08:24:22 AM
I would like to thank Lost Winds Dive shop in 2411 S. San Clemente, California for donating tot he Albion Urchin removal event and Fundraiser Raffle, Check out there FB page at https://www.facebook.com/LostWindsDive/ (https://www.facebook.com/LostWindsDive/) or there web site at https://www.lostwinds.com/ (https://www.lostwinds.com/)    for more info on the Urchin event click here  https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)


I would like to thank Santa Cruz coastal charter just donated a $690 4 pack fishing charter tot eh Albion Urchin Removal event and raffle fundraiser. Check out their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/santacruzcoastalcharters/ (https://www.facebook.com/santacruzcoastalcharters/) or their website at http://santacruzcoastalcharters.com/ (http://santacruzcoastalcharters.com/)  for more info on the Urchin removal event and raffle click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/)

Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 16, 2018, 08:39:03 AM
I just tried to make a camping reservation and apparently the entire campground is booked.
 :o

early birds bruddah! =P What about schooners? I have an RV site, but I'm sure you could probably sneak a tent onto it? I'm guessing if you show up with a tent, we have like 15 people willing to share a site if you're willing to split cost/bring goodies to share!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 16, 2018, 08:54:57 AM
wow really Albion campground is booked full !! holly geez !!!!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TW on July 16, 2018, 09:06:59 AM
I believe there is overflow camping for tents between A & B sites.
Check it out.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 16, 2018, 09:56:36 AM
I've just been informed that Albion campground is full. There's still room at Schooner's Landing at www.schoonerslanding-albion.com (http://www.schoonerslanding-albion.com) Make sure to tell them you're with the urchin removal event. They're giving us a deal at $20 per car and free boat launch and dock space for boats helping with the event.
https://www.schoonerslanding-albion.com/ (https://www.schoonerslanding-albion.com/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TW on July 16, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
I've just been informed that Albion campground is full.

Wow.
That's going to be two weekends in a row with two big events.  Very cool...
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Ptown707 on July 16, 2018, 01:18:17 PM
I’ll be there Sunday with my buddy Chris. Does anyone have room on a boat for 2 divers if we bring our scuba gear? If not, I am also going to bring my kayak too and can freedive.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 16, 2018, 01:20:24 PM
there will be several boats there including mine to transit divers back and forth
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Ptown707 on July 16, 2018, 01:21:14 PM
there will be several boats there including mine to transit divers back and forth

Cool then we will  bring tanks
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 16, 2018, 10:57:40 PM
I plan on going Saturday and can bring 7 filled air tanks if anyone wants to use them or dive more than others. 

How are we on divers vs shore help?  I don’t think I am bringing my kayak but can work shore duty or transport urchin or people from someones boat if needed. 

Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 17, 2018, 07:27:05 AM
Awesome your going to make it DG,

To answer your question I am not sure hopefully Josh has more info and can answer. 
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 17, 2018, 08:06:39 AM
I plan on going Saturday and can bring 7 filled air tanks if anyone wants to use them or dive more than others. 

How are we on divers vs shore help?  I don’t think I am bringing my kayak but can work shore duty or transport urchin or people from someones boat if needed.

Sweet! You're welcome to my Yak if needed. Stoked you're able to make it. I think I'm just going to rent a tank since I need one for Sunday too.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 17, 2018, 09:09:41 AM
I have 6 tanks I will be bringing and if you need one you can borrow one there will be a compressor to fill tanks at the event as well.

2-Aluminum 80's
1-Steel LP 95
2-Steel LP 72
1-Steel HP 100
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 17, 2018, 09:11:12 AM

Sweet! You're welcome to my Yak if needed. Stoked you're able to make it. I think I'm just going to rent a tank since I need one for Sunday too.
You can use as many as you want.  If I can’t pick up Sunday then you can just hang on until I make it up to your stomping grounds. 
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 17, 2018, 09:30:34 AM

Sweet! You're welcome to my Yak if needed. Stoked you're able to make it. I think I'm just going to rent a tank since I need one for Sunday too.
You can use as many as you want.  If I can’t pick up Sunday then you can just hang on until I make it up to your stomping grounds.

Thank you Matt and Duane!

I'll def take you up on that and forego renting a tank. I'm also bringing extra wetsuits/gear for anyone that needs them. What is water temp up there right now?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: makemwearit on July 17, 2018, 10:14:56 AM
Eric - if you're still editing the map, please add Jeff to B2. Thx dude!

See everyone out there.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 17, 2018, 10:57:44 AM
Also if anyone needs their tanks topped off or wants to rent a free one stop by Subsurface Progression Dive shop in Ft bragg and they will hook you up. 

http://www.subsurfaceprogression.com/
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 17, 2018, 11:45:22 AM
UPDATED MAP

(https://s8.postimg.cc/8wj3bf0n5/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8wj3bf0n5/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 18, 2018, 10:12:04 AM
I would like to thank Ron Miller for donating this slightly used Omer 100 T20 Speargun disclaimer does need new band to the Albion Urchin removal event and Raffle Fundraiser for more info on the urchin event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/nrwt6953r/37353507_1791983390839329_2962385664428998656_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/nrwt6953r/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 18, 2018, 01:48:43 PM
I would like to thank the awesome folks at Caspar Campground for donating 2 gift baskets with miscellaneous items and 4 days camping at either Caspar or Westport campgrounds tot he Albion Urchin removal event and Raffle Fundraiser, Check out Capsar Campground web site at http://www.casparbeachrvpark.com/ (http://www.casparbeachrvpark.com/) and for more info on the Urchin event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion)

I would like to thank Chris Damonte for getting us this awesome donation from Vincent Tofanelli of Tofanelli Winery for donating a case of  Zinfandel tot he Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle. Check out the Tofanelli Winery here https://www.tofanelliwine.com/ (https://www.tofanelliwine.com/)  for more info on the urchin event click here https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion (https://www.facebook.com/events/167251583951557/?active_tab=discussion)

Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 18, 2018, 03:26:32 PM
Anyone have the hook up on firewood for this weekend?? I can put $$ on it! what about food? Anyone bringing a nice grill or is it more do your own thing?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Sir Rob IV on July 18, 2018, 03:31:42 PM
remind me to have Matt plan my birthday. lol  keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 18, 2018, 04:36:47 PM
UPDATED MAP


(https://s8.postimg.cc/ymvwgcwxt/NCUH_Urchin_camping_Map.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ymvwgcwxt/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on July 18, 2018, 08:06:44 PM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Rob102 on July 18, 2018, 08:38:25 PM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up

You could have asked for a bottle for the road
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on July 18, 2018, 09:03:29 PM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up

You could have asked for a bottle for the road
If its not too much $$$ I will ask her to get a bottle or two just for camp  ;D
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 19, 2018, 08:04:38 AM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up

You could have asked for a bottle for the road

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: the_derek on July 19, 2018, 08:06:16 AM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up

You could have asked for a bottle for the road

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 19, 2018, 08:11:22 AM
I would like to thank Matt Danger Jabawalki for donating a size 4 woman’s Henderson wet suit only worn once to the Albion urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle
(https://s33.postimg.cc/6mo4a4gx7/D39_ABD2_C-737_C-4205-_A698-_CCF254_B93_B74.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6mo4a4gx7/)

(https://s33.postimg.cc/a6a1zy6sb/EA84_D125-1_D96-416_A-_A25_B-_BDE3_DCD375_D0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/a6a1zy6sb/)
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 19, 2018, 08:17:20 AM
I would like to thank Heather and Vanessa They will be bringing a raffle donation (3 bottles homemade wine, each valued @$12) from Frank Onstine, Humboldt Skindiver and hobbyist wine maker. To the Albion urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 19, 2018, 08:20:25 AM
Hey is anybody going through Calistoga that is coming up to the urchin event ? I have a donation I need picked up from Tofanelli Winery
Hello Matt
My wife can get the wine for you and we will bring it up
You could have asked for a bottle for the road

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...


hahah that wasn't a put down. That was saying that he offers a lot of advice, but his road soda advice was perhaps among the best! =P
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 19, 2018, 08:51:35 AM

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...

Stir the pot Derek. 
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Rob102 on July 19, 2018, 09:45:57 AM

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...

Stir the pot Derek.

I will forgive him, for he knows not what he has done.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 19, 2018, 09:53:11 AM

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...

Stir the pot Derek.

I will forgive him, for he knows not what he has done.

bahaha ya'all have a hard time accepting compliments...  :P
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: the_derek on July 19, 2018, 10:44:34 AM

^^^ Perhaps the best advice Rob102 has ever offered.

Oh shit... shots fired...

Stir the pot Derek.

 ;D I would never!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 19, 2018, 11:15:38 AM

bahaha ya'all have a hard time accepting compliments...  :P
There you go grouping us all together.  Ya’all know it’s going to get crazy when the beer and wine comes out at the campfire.  Bahaha back at you. 
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 19, 2018, 11:16:33 AM

bahaha ya'all have a hard time accepting compliments...  :P
There you go grouping us all together.  Ya’all know it’s going to get crazy when the beer and wine comes out at the campfire.  Bahaha back at you. 

Did you just assume my campfire antics??  :o #triggered.  :P
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 20, 2018, 07:46:15 AM
I would like to thank Ryan Smith and Jeff bullock of Kelis Ocean Sports for donating 2 two separate certificates for a PADI Open Water Scuba Class ($600 value for each) to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle july 21st and 22nd.  check out their web site at http://www.kelisoceansports.com/ (http://www.kelisoceansports.com/)

I also would like to thank Walter Inman for donating a couple of bottles of high end Rum and other adult beverages to the to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle july 21st and 22nd
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 20, 2018, 08:13:29 AM
I would like to thank Scott and Zeks from Seals dive and water sports for donating a FREE Air Card ($80 value). to the Albion Urchin removal raffle and fundraiser 21st and 22nd check out their web site at https://www.sealswatersports.com/ (https://www.sealswatersports.com/)

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 20, 2018, 08:18:57 AM
I hired Michael Ripley of Ripley Creations to make these wall hanger metal art for the Albion urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle, Check out the Ripley Creations FB at https://www.facebook.com/ripleycreations/ (https://www.facebook.com/ripleycreations/)
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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 20, 2018, 08:24:49 AM
I hired Michael Ripley of Ripley Creations to make these wall hanger metal art for the Albion urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle, Check out the Ripley Creations FB at https://www.facebook.com/ripleycreations/ (https://www.facebook.com/ripleycreations/)
(https://s15.postimg.cc/5d1lub4jr/37386780_10216685934410260_5237758165600174080_o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5d1lub4jr/)

Those are sick!
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: TheKeeneroo on July 20, 2018, 08:26:05 AM
I would like to thank Ryan Smith and Jeff bullock of Kelis Ocean Sports for donating 2 two separate certificates for a PADI Open Water Scuba Class ($600 value for each) to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle july 21st and 22nd.  check out their web site at http://www.kelisoceansports.com/ (http://www.kelisoceansports.com/)

I also would like to thank Walter Inman for donating a couple of bottles of high end Rum and other adult beverages to the to the Albion Urchin removal event and fundraiser raffle july 21st and 22nd

Maybbbbbbe we raffle those bottles friday night instead...  :P
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 24, 2018, 11:10:12 AM
Hey all of anyone has pictures and or video or would like to share a report from this weekends urchin event could you please share and post it
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: DG on July 24, 2018, 12:34:44 PM
Hey all of anyone has pictures and or video or would like to share a report from this weekends urchin event could you please share and post it

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: MATT MATTISON on July 24, 2018, 01:00:33 PM
Some of the pictures taken at the Albion Urchin removal event this last weekend, Taken by several of the people attending.  I especially would like to thank all that came and dived or helped or donated to this event THANK YOU as more pictures get posted I will keep adding to the thread

oh on a side note I know on Saturday the first day 35,000 urchins were removed still waiting to hear day 2 totals and a little over $4,000 dollars raised at the raffle

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Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on July 25, 2018, 10:09:19 PM
Over the weekend our team of recreational divers pulled 57,505 purple urchin from Albion.  The weight was only 4,200 lbs but these urchin were much smaller than the ones we pulled at Ocean Cove.  I don't have the totals for the commercial boats yet but I'm very happy with the numbers from the recreational divers.  Thank you to everyone that made this a successful event.  The next one is the last weekend of September, 9/29-30 at Ocean Cove again.  Remember that the key is sheer numbers so bring everyone you know, diver or not.
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: fishbutt21 on July 26, 2018, 01:52:16 AM
Very cool, That seems like a very good number of those purple bastards not eating kelp,
How many divers did we have? My wife had a ton of fun running divers in and out of the harbor. she said everyone was very nice and friendly.
I am looking forward to the next dive at Ocean cove and I will be bringing kayaks to run bags in and out!!
Thanks for the updates
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on July 26, 2018, 06:27:16 AM
96 divers total
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: 123ENGINEERING on July 26, 2018, 07:08:12 AM
Hi Josh
Thank you for coordinating the events.
How extensive was damage to your boat?
Title: Re: Watermens Alliance Albion Urchin removal event July 21st & 22nd
Post by: Joshua R. on July 26, 2018, 08:24:01 AM
I don't know yet but my mechanic got it running on Monday.  There's a misfire in one cylinder so he's going to clean the injectors.  Jensen Marine in Woodland is the best.  Chris continues to impress me every time I deal with him.