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
September 12, 2013 | No Comments

Octoberfish – 2013

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  • OctoberFish is a community event in support of the Charleston food bank. Open to people of all ages and walks of life, Octoberfish suggests a $1 or 3 cans of food donation for entry into the festival.
  • OctoberFish celebrates Charleston culture, art, people, history, and music! Local musicians play throughout the event and local vendors share their wares. Various groups including South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife contribute educational displays for all ages.
  • This event is produced by volunteers, and is sponsored by the Coos Bay chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
  • OctoberFish is home to the Tuna Guys! They will be serving up a real taste of Charleston and our local caught delicacies. This year they will be demonstrating how tuna are cleaned!
  • Octoberfish is home to the apple press! Each year volunteers supply apples that are then squished into a delicious cider for all to share!


Where: Charleston School

When: October 5th 12-5pm

Sponsors: Star of Hope, Surfrider Foundation – Coos Bay Chapter, Dutch Bros Coffee


September 4, 2013 | No Comments

Ocean Friendly Gardening – September Meeting

Title: Introduction to Ocean Friendly Gardening
When: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 5:45 pm
Where: Sharkbites Cafe (theater, not sure if the locals have another name more familiar for this room)
Event Description: Come learn how to create a beautiful landscape in your backyard that benefits our oceans and beaches while improving your home! The Coos Bay Chapter of Surfrider Foundation will be joining up with Ocean Bay landscaping to give you an introduction to ocean friendly gardening and the many benefits it can bring from home improvement, water management and pollution control to local wildlife. From backyard habitats to downspout disconnects, green driveways and rain gardens, designing and landscaping your yard to be ocean friendly can begin simply on a small budget with little to no ongoing maintenance required. As the rains and water of the winter are to come, this is a great time of year to begin planning your garden for fall planting. Join Surfrider Foundation’s Oregon Field Manager Charlie Plybon and local landscaper/surfer Larz Swenson from Ocean Bay Landscaping for this great introduction to help you get on your way to building an Ocean Friendly Garden in your yard. More information on Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Garden Program at:
July 31, 2013 | No Comments

Stand UP! For the Bay – 2013


Stand UP! For the Bay is a community paddle event, and celebration of national estuaries day. 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 Sharkbites Cafe, and the 7 Devils Brewing Co. A paddle board jousting event will follow the community paddle as well as live music!

Where: Coos Bay Boardwalk

When: September 28, 9:00am

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July 30, 2013 | No Comments

Summer Sessions~August Newsletter

Beach clean-ups, paddle board jousting, beach fun!  It’s all here!
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July 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Coos Bay Chapter’s Joust PSA

Big thanks to Sterling Media Northwest for putting together this cool little PSA for the Chapter on July 4th from their ever-so-famous stand-up paddle joust event. Watch the PSA and
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