Coos Bay Chapter

The Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
December 5, 2008 | No Comments

Invasive Species Knockout Bonfire December 13th

Join us for a day of work and fun! We will be removing invasive vegetation at Hubbard Creek…in exchange for your hard work, we will have a bonfire party at dusk! This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Participants will be required to sign a waiver. Questions can be directed to Briana by email at: or phone (541) 332-0627.

November 6, 2008 | No Comments

Blue Water Task Force Launches at Pacific High School

After two training workshops with the Curt Gault’s chemistry class, the water quality lab is officially up and running at Pacific High School again for the schoolyear. The kids and new volunteers are excited to be participating in sampling from our usual locations at Hubbard Creek, Battle Rock, Port Dock, Garrison Lake outfall. The program is in partnership with Port Orford Ocean Resoucre Team through our collaborative effort on the community Stewardhip Area. Volunteer packets, coolers, sampling containers, and instructions are now available for pick up at the POORT office. Please email Briana Goodwin ( or Charlie Plybon ( for more information, or stop by the POORT Office.

September 16, 2008 | No Comments

Siuslaw Chapter Launch!

Congratulations to the Siuslaw Organizers for an extraordinary event kicking off their charter! In the coming weeks the Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors will be meeting and hopefully approving the charter request. Great work by all organizing members, especially the newly elected executive committee: John Tipple, Gus Gates, Richard Palmer, Brittany Getz and Ian and Heidi Jarman! With a fresh strategic plan and a Blue Water Task Force program on the way, the makings for a great chapter are in the works! Welcome to the Surfrider Foundation Chapter Network gang! Pictured at right is Gus Gates, delivering a welcome to the crowd at the End of Summer Bash.
August 13, 2008 | No Comments

Siuslaw Organizers End of Summer Bash

The Siuslaw Organizers just finished up there new strategic initiatives and chapter vision to officially pitch their organizing as a chapter to the Board of Directors this fall. In celebration, they are throwing a kick off/end of summer event. All members (particularly Eugene folks!) are invited. Here’s the skinny:

When: August 31st, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Where:Honeyman State Park, West Woahink Meeting Hall on Canary Rd (after 1st bridge)
What: Music by Apple Barner, Beer and beverages by Wakonda Brewery, Silent Auction with used surf boards, surf Art from local artists, raffle BBQ and Potluck
Family friendly fun!!!

June 1, 2008 | No Comments

Summer Water Quality Testing Begins

Summer is just around the corner and I wanted to give everyone a head’s up for our summer testing dates and a call for volunteers. I’m putting together a call for volunteers to send out via press release towards the end of the month, but I wanted to go ahead and pass this information to our web viewers first. We’ll be testing our usual spots (Hubbard Creek, Battle Rock, Port Dock, Garrison lake outfall (when water present) and some additional sites on Mill creek identified by volunteers with Garrison Lake Restoration Committee. By the mid June, we’ll have a display and information at the POORT office. Volunteer packets, coolers, sampling containers, and instructions are now available for pick up at the POORT office. Feel free to email me ( for more information or drop by the POORT Office. Testing dates are as follows: June 5, June 19, July 3, July10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, and August 21. Samples are to be dropped off by 10:30 am in the cooler outside the POORT office.
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