Hike and paddle your way to protesting liquified natural gas in Coos Bay this weekend. Hike the Pipe says it plans to “seize the day, save the bay” this weekend. The rally is a culmination of the 232-mile Hike the Pipe effort to raise awareness about the impacts of the climate change inducing LNG project. The Sept 26 event starts at noon in Coos Bay at Ferry Road Park.
For Eugene participants, buses will leave Eugene’s First United Methodist Church parking lot, 1376 Olive Street, at 8:45 am Saturday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve space. Shared cost of the bus ride is $15.
The full press release is below
This Saturday, September 26th at noon hundreds of impacted community members and supporters from across Oregon will join together at Ferry Road Park in North Bend to rally, march and paddle against the proposed Jordan Cove Export Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline. The event itinerary is posted below.
This event will culminate Hike the Pipe, a 232-mile trek across Southern Oregon to raise awareness about the potential impacts of exporting fracked gas through our communities. Several of the hikers have been walking since Malin, in Klamath County. As our hikers approach Jordan Cove, we hope to show how this project will affect our safety, environment, and local jobs in fishing and oyster production here in Coos County.
12-2 pm Picnic and Rally at Ferry Road Park, off of Highway 101 in North Bend just South of the McCullough Bridge. If you are coming from the North, Ferry Road Park will be on your left.
1:30 Paddlers launch from the North Bend downtown docks, at the East end of California Street and head towards the bridge. We’re asking that paddlers register at https://actionnetwork.org/events/event-5 so that we have a good estimate of how many people will be on the water that day.
2 pm: March departs from Ferry Road Park. Hikers from Hike the Pipe will lead the marchers to the top of the bridge.
4-6 pm: back to Ferry Road Park for celebration with live music.
We invite you to join us for any and all aspects of this event. Please contact us ahead of time if you would like to join us on the water so that you are safely equipped to do so!