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6th Annual Stand Up! For the Bay
Hosted by the Coos Bay Surfriders and South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Stand Up! For The Bay is a community event designed to bring our bay and waterways into the focus of citizens in our community. The event will take place in downtown Coos Bay, at the public dock/boardwalk on September 24th, 2016 @ 9:00am.
Local and regional sponsors are stepping forward to support our Surfrider Gala event! Thank You Sponsors!!!
Everyone is gearing up for a fabulous evening of food, beer, live music, and a great time! JOIN US for a 6-course meal preparted by Black Market Gourmet – paired with awesome beers from Arch Rock Brewing Company, Chetco Brewing Company, Seven Devils Brewery, Tight Lines Brewery, rum from Stillwagon Distillery, and coffee from Bridgeview Coffee Roasters . . . bluegrass from The Bottom Rung and a Wall of Beer! This event raises money to support our Scholarship program, our Youth Chapter, and coastal water sampling
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!
What’s that? Another beach clean up? Didn’t we just do that? We did! But regular clean ups at our beloved, local beaches are essential to keeping up with all the use they get, especially given the recent uptick in marine debris washing ashore. This time, we’ll be partnering with Southwestern Community College at beaches on Cape Arago in conjunction with their Geology Lecture series on May 17 Noon-4pm.