CARTM Joins Nehalem Estuary Clean-up
Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Lower Nehalem Watershed Council
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Meet at Tsunami Grill (Upstairs), 7:30 a.m.
Evening chili feed follows for all participants at 6:00 p.m.
The 8th Biennial Nehalem Estuary Clean-up is Saturday March 2nd. Get outside and volunteer to help keep the estuary beautiful, clean and healthy. This family-friendly event takes place rain or shine and attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear waterproof boots and work gloves. Gather for orientation at 7:30 a.m. upstairs in Tsunami Grill. Bring drinking water and a sack lunch and get ready to enjoy comraderie, getting the know the estuary from an “on-the-ground” perspective and meet new friends. The day ends with the famous chili feed for all participants at 6:00 p.m. Along with the chili feed, Estuary Clean-Up volunteers receive a t-shirt—choose the 2013 design or select from collectible vintage t-shirts of past clean-ups. For more information call 503-368-3203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Trashionistas were in fine form at the first Trash Show/Upcycle Party on October 13, 2012 at the NCRD Auditorium and Gymnasium in Nehalem. The two-part event featured the much-anticipated stand-alone Trashion Show in the auditorium complete with catwalk, soundtrack, stage lighting and local fashionista, Aina Tonjes, as guest commentator.
The 26 trashion models put on the show of the year with their creations to the delight of the 180+ in attendance. A standing ovation was the perfect segue to the Upcycle Party awaiting attendees and models upstairs in the gym.
Transformed into an eclectic mix of tropical, cityscape, trashion museum draped by multiple parachutes, the gym was the location for the first ever Upcycle Party—a celebratory event to be remembered. D.J. Loud Glass (aka Jonathan Feder) spun tunes to get everyone dancing while the fashion photo booth, personed by Gene Dieken rivaled anything Hollywood could offer. Past trashion outfits were displayed on mannequins for close-up viewings. The lucky winners of CARTM’s Re-think Raffle were selected at the event.
Most often heard comment at the event, “We can’t wait until next year’s Trashion Show & Upcycle Party!”
CARTM’s beloved Trash Art Show lives on with new life in a new space. CARTM joined forces with Hoffman Center and held the show at their Manzanita venue over the 2012 4th of July weekend.
47 artists produced new, lively, work for the show which showcases art made with recycled materials. Featured artist was Jeff Wallen showing his “Bots.” Wallen creates kinetic creatures, or “bots” from used photocopier parts. His installation of multiple kinetic bots was in a black lit room to show off the unique painting of his super sci-fi bots.
Locating the show in downtown Manzanita attracted holiday visitors to the three-day event—many of whom were new to CARTM and its zero waste mission. One such person was 9-year-old Mary who attended the show with her father. Mary, a resident of the Tacoma, Washington area told her father that she had “found her tribe and must be part of CARTM’s Trashion in October.
CARTM’s partnership with Hoffman Center proved to be a winning combination of two local non-profits sharing the work and the success of the Trash Art Show.