Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
This December, the Coos Bay chapter teamed up with Bandon High School and science teacher Trent Hatfield to expand geographic coverage of the their Blue Water Task Force program (BWTF) and launch a Surfrider QUAD Youth Club. The goal behind both of these is to increase youth engagement in the BWTF program and local water quality issues. The program kicked off with a training for students on how to collect, prepare and test water quality samples.
The 2014 Stand UP! For the Bay was a smashing success! Over 60 participants showed up to celebrate the South Slough, Oregon’s largest estuary (completely within state lines) and the sixth largest along the Pacific Coast. In addition to connecting with their local watershed, paddlers enjoyed live music, local fair and helped raise over $1800 for the Coos Bay Surfrider Chapter! Proceeds from this event will be used to support their local projects including water quality testing at eight locations through the Blue Water Task Force program.
Stand UP! For the Bay is a community paddle event, and celebration of our local estuary is coming up this month, Saturday, September 27th! A paddle route will be designed for the day’s conditions. Participants will launch from the northern public dock, and from the Eastside boat launch. After the paddle route is complete, a luau and information fair will be held on the boardwalk. Food will be served by local vendors, and alcohol will be provided by 7 Devil’s Brewing Co…non-alcoholic beverages also available for the kiddos. A paddle board jousting event will follow the community paddle as well as live music!