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
November 15, 2009 | No Comments

Beach Access at Memory Lane, Brookings

The Curry Organizers are weighing in on the right to access the beach at the end of Memory Lane in Brookings, Oregon. If you have ever gone through the pedestrian gate at the end of Memory Lane then you know how awesome the beach is north of the jetties. Even if you haven’t but are concerned with the idea that you may not ever get the opportunity to go down to that beach then write to the city of Brookings and let them know that you support them in their fight to keep the beach access open.

What is happening is some of the folks that live down past the gate are concerned with the public littering and burning fires down at the north jetty beach. They are building a new gate and don’t want to put another pedestrian gate in that would allow the rest of us access to a wonderful stretch of beach at Chetco Cove. If you haven’t been there it’s worth the short walk past the gate and you might want to do it now just in case you don’t get another chance.
The Curry Organizers are going to draw up a simple plan of quarterly beach cleanups for the community to organize around to at least dispel the argument about the littering problem. If the concerned home owners don’t accept the cleanup plan then we know they just don’t want any of the public that doesn’t live behind the gate to enjoy a classic piece of Oregon beach and that’s plain wrong.

So write your letters and let the city know your concerned. Tell them you have been down to that beach, let them know that you would like to be able to continue to access that beach and that you are in support of the city and their fight to allow beach access at Memory Lane. See you on the beach,

Write to city manager:

Gary Milliman

City of Brookings

898 Ellk drive

Brookings, Or 97415

November 2, 2009 | No Comments

Port Orford Water Festival

The video from the Second Annual Port Orford Water Festival is now available! Check it out: [youtube=]

Check the Water Festival Website to keep up to date on the Third Annual Port Orford Water Festival.

August 31, 2009 | No Comments

Impromptu, Stealth Nelly Cove Cleanup.

Who says a beach cleanup has to be planned? An impromptu sneak attack can be just as successful and in some ways more rewarding than the planned for and organized type of cleanup. This night happened on a whim and we managed to remove 4 SOLV bags of trash off of one of the most amazing beaches in Curry County. Not an easy task considering the approach and retreat of this particular beach.

Remember, the SOLV fall cleanup is coming up September 19th so get out there and help make our beaches a more pleasureable experience for everyone. Thanks for the help Gus and thanks to the Ranger for his understanding of our after hours, evening beach cleanup efforts. Get some waves!
August 17, 2009 | No Comments

Please help, I want to surf!

The kids of Curry County and the Curry Organizers of Surfrider Foundation are asking for donations of good learner surfboards and wetsuits for ages 9-18.
The 4H Surfrider surf club will be a partnership between 4H and the Curry Organizers with the intent to educate the kids on marine conservation, science and to share the stoke of surfing. We will focus on combining the outdoor physical exercise of surfing with a coastal educational component.
Please help the kids of Curry County and give up some of those old wetsuits and boards I know you have stashed in the garage for a good cause. Contact Dave Lacey or (541) 247-6903. Thanks and go get some waves.
July 13, 2009 | No Comments

Beach Safety and Tidepooling 101

Friday July 10th the Brookings grade school summer Kaspar program got a quick beach safety rundown including a lesson in tidecharts and then we moved on to browsing the tidepools at Harris Beach State Park. The kids saw crabs, anemones, various marine plants, stars, snails, mussels, clams and more. We had a great time and it was nice to see so many kids stoked at the beach. Couldn’t have a better day at school than school at the beach. Many of the kids found plastic in the high tide line and it directly related to our discussion earlier in the week on plastics in the ocean and conservation. Aloha.
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