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
May 3, 2009 | No Comments

Spring Water Festival and Event and Campaign Highlights!

The South Coast Organizers of Surfrider Foundation have been steaming away on a partnership with the city of Port Orford to update stormwater ordinances and doing outreach for the Port Orford Stewardship Area Project. The stormwater project, initiated through a DLCD grant and the efforts of local members and the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, will build upon best management practices for stormwater and strengthen the current city ordinances and planning for non-point source pollution. Additionally, the Port Orford Water Festival held in May, was a huge success thanks to the amazing organizing efforts of Briana Goodwin. The event turned out over 300 individuals and over 150 kids from the local school district (which only has 175 students!). Click on the video at right to see highlights! The event’s success was also due to the collaborative efforts of local non-profit and agency partners. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Coast Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology and too many others to name them all! Great work by all the efforts from lead south coast organizer Dave Lacey…from beach cleanups to screenings of politics of Sand and Junkride, Dave’s been keeping the Surfrider stoke alive on the south coast with volunteer opportunities and great events.
January 28, 2009 | No Comments

Gold Beach Beach Cleanup!

We had a great South Jetty Beach Cleanup on last Saturday the 24th. It was a little chilly, but the group managed to pick up two truck loads of garbage and recycling! Kudos to Zak, Stormy, Rob, Dave and Greg with a little late moral support from Gib and Ezra. Special thanks to SOLV for the garbage bags, the State Parks for taking one load of garbage and CTR for a 20% discount on the rest of the garbage and recycling. It’s volunteers like you that help make this world a better place, thanks again!
- Dave Lacey

January 7, 2009 | No Comments

Success on the invasive removal project!

Big Kudos to all who participated in the invasive removal project down in Port Orford last month before the holidays. Check out some of the videos online from this great event at the links below the picture. http://oregonsurfrider.ning.com/video/hubbard-creek-invasive-plant and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdhqyT6ouww.
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: http:mailtobriana@oceanresourceteam.org 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 (briana@oceanresourceteam.org) or Charlie Plybon (cplybon@surfrider.org) for more information, or stop by the POORT Office.

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