Our guest speaker Marcia Phillips will give an illustrated presentation on the rainforests in our own backyard. Phillips reminds us, “Here on the Oregon coast we live in a rainforest. It is not the more famous tropical rainforest like that of the Amazon or Congo, but a less well-known type of rainforest known as the coastal temperate rainforest. Yet, like its sister in the tropics, it is one of the most important ecosystems in the world. Pound for pound, old-growth temperate rainforests absorb more carbon and have a greater effect on the stability of climate that any other type of forest on Earth.” Join Marcia on this extraordinary adventure.