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The Coos Bay Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is once again proud to offer a Coos County student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in an environmental/natural science field a $500 scholarship towards their first year in school. This marks the 10th year of the scholarship, now expanded to all students in Coos County.
On the heels of Obama’s slashed budget for BEACH Act programs for coastal water quality monitoring, the Coos Bay Chapter is hosting a presentation on Thursday April 3rd, 6pm at the Broadway Rock Hall (next to Sharkbites) to discuss the past and future of this important program for coastal recreational users. Oregon’s Field Manager for Surfrider Foundation, Charlie Plybon, will present on the current efforts to reinstate this funding and how it relates to Oregon’s current coastal water quality efforts along the coast, the health of surfers and beachgoers and how you can be involved in monitoring and pollution solutions.
Join us at the beautiful South Slough Interpretive Center Auditorium for this month’s chapter meeting from 5:30pm-7:30pm on February 6th. This month’s meeting will feature a special presentation from Community Outreach Director Mary Johnson from Washed Ashore, presentation to begin at 6pm.
July 4th Paddleboard Joust and Coos Bay Surfrider Meeting
At 7:30 pm on July 4th, we’re holding our monthly chapter meeting at the boardwalk in downtown Coos Bay amid a paddeboard jousting competition. And you thought meetings weren’t any fun! Come play with us as we try to dunk each other in the bay! We’ll also be asking for volunteers for our fireworks mayhem clean-up on Bastendorff the following morning of July 5th.
July 5th Bastendorff Beach Cleanup
From 10 – 1 pm on the July 5th, we’ll be meeting in the main parking lot of Bastendorff Beach to clean up all the spent fireworks casings. These things contain nitrates and other toxic chemicals which are really bad for wildlife and reduce that exhilaration that comes from playing on a clean beach! If you want to come we really encourage you to sign up here, but heck, you can just show up too. There is a liability waiver volunteers will be asked to complete. We’re bringing doughnuts for everyone, trash bags, gloves, and buckets, but bringing your own gloves and bucket is not a bad idea! Look for us at the blue table in the main Bastendorff Beach parking area.