Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
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. Those in attendance will meet in the morning, the day of the event, on the boardwalk. A participatory waiver form will need to be signed by all those who wish to participate. The group will either stand up paddle, canoe, or kayak, in the bay along a route that is designed for ease of travel, with consideration of tide and wind direction. The route will be moderate in length and will take 1-2 hours. There will be support people in place in case of emergency. A boat and two lifeguards will be on watch for safety purposes. LIFEJACKETS ARE REQUIRED! The group will congregate again after the paddle on the boardwalk, or in the Broadway Theater (depending on weather), for a luau and informative meeting. We will discuss the ways in which we use our natural water resources and the ways we can enhance them. We will also discuss the formation of our Surfrider Foundation Coos Bay chapter, and the potential projects and benefits to our community. Live music will also be a part of the festivities, as well as a paddle board Jousting event.
Event Time: October 13th, 2012. Paddle participants will meet at 8:30am to receive instructions, and begin the paddle course at 9:00am. The luau will be at 11:30am and run till 2:00pm.
Event Location: The event is located in Coos Bay, OR. The City of Coos Bay public works department is located at the city hall, 500 Central Ave. Coos Bay, Oregon 97420. Sign up and meeting place is Waxer’s Surf Shop at 222 S. Broadway, Coos Bay OR. 97420. The Paddle beginning point will be across the street on the boardwalk. The Luau will be located on the boardwalk or at the Broadway Theater, which is the same address as Waxer’s Surf Shop.
The Tsunami Surfers are collecting baseline data and will be monitoring change on their stretch of beach. The NOAA Marine Debris Monitoring program and the 4H Surfrider Surf and Stewardship club will be surveying our stretch of beach for two years to see if there is a change in trash from the Japanese tsunami of 2011. Who knew picking up trash was so much fun?
The Coos Bay Surfrider Chapter sponsored its first beach cleanup this weekend at Lighthouse Beach at 10AM on Sunday, July 8th. 22 volunteers from the community removed two truckloads of debris from the beach, including a large dock that has been sitting on the beach for months. Volunteers used crowbars and hammers to dismantle the dock, taking care to leave the styrofoam core intact. The Coos Bay Chapter is actively seeking new members and volunteers to help keep our beaches and waters clean and safe for our community. Email Carmen Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.