Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
Surfrider Foundation’s south coast blue water task force program is getting ready to launch seasonal beach monitoring along popular recreational beaches on Oregon’s south coast and this year we’re expanding! In years past we’ve partnered with the students from Pacific High School, but this year we’re starting a peer to peer program, bringing middle school students from Driftwood Elementary into the mix. This Thursday and Friday, along with our partners from the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, we’ll be setting up the lab and introducing the kids to the program through a series of 8 programs to 4 different classes. We’re excited to bring the peer to peer learning element into the program this year to get more kids involved and make better connections between the Port Orford Stewardship Area, Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and nearshore water quality. Wanna volunteer, get more involved or just learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Redfish Rocks Community Team will be leading a hike this Saturday along Humbug’s old coast Hwy providing information and answering questions about the Redifish Rocks Marine Reserve while offering spectacular views. Please join the team to learn about this amazing natural resource in our local community.
Saturday, April 3rd social hour with Ninkasi brew on tap from 4:00-5:00 at the Savoy Theater in Port Orford, followed by a screening of Sipping Jetstreams, a film by Taylor Steele. “With a sense for whit and an eye for natural beauty, this romantic surf novel unfolds throughout the world’s most untouched destinations with todays best surfers, period.” Proudly sponsored locally with killer sandwiches by the Surf Shack and Ninkasi brews. This is a 21 and over event, tickets $7.00 at the door.
Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make this take back a success. There were quit a few folks who brought in old prescriptions, vitamins, and needles. Many of the folks who filled out a survey mentioned that they would like to see a regular drop site in their town. Port Orford already has a regular drop off at their city hall.
From all three cities we gathered approximately 100 pounds of prescription drugs that could have ended up in the hands of our kids or been disposed of in the toilet which has been shown to affect the wildlife in the watersheds where this happens. Lets work at keeping our kids and water clean and drug free. Thanks to all the folks who brought in their drugs and to the folks who helped make this take back a reality. Happy Spring!
The Port Orford Ocean Resource Team is sponsoring a pre-Valentine’s Day sweethearts dance and live music event featuring the Hotqua String Band. The event takes place February 13th at the Port Orford Community Building, doors will open at 7:00 pm and the band will start at 7:30. Tickets are $13 advanced and $15 at the door and are available at The Surf Shack (across from Circle K in Port Orford) and at the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team (on Hwy 101 on your way to the Dock). Call 541.332.0627 for more information. The event is a fundraiser for POORT and Surfrider’s annual Port Orford Water Festival, this year on April 16 and 17th. Come on out, grab your sweetheart and dust of your dancing shoes for a great cause! Brought to you by Surfrider Foundation and Port Orford Ocean Resource Team. Featuring sweets from The Surf Shack.