Coos Bay ChapterThe Coos Bay Chapter is dedicated to the protection of oceans, waves and beaches in the greater Coos County area More Details
Join us at Bastendorff Beach this coming Sunday, August 16 – from 1 – 4 pm for a Beach Cleanup. At our most recent Bastendorff cleanup, we removed about 1.5 tones of trash. Even with our regular efforts, there is still more cleaning up to do. Help us keep Bastendorff beautiful!
The recent toxic mine spill into the Animas River is another warning that we need to protect our rivers. Folks in Southwestern Oregon have been concerned about renewed nickel mining exploration at Red Flat in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The proposed strip mines can potentially do severe damage to our watersheds. See the rest of this post for ways to get involved and to be more informed, including a “Raise a Glass” gathering in Gold Beach and public meeting on September 9th.
The 4th of July is coming up – and what does that mean? Fireworks and parties on the beach . . . and lots of debris littering our shores afterwards. Join us July 5 at Noon at Bastendorff Beach for our Annual “post 4th cleanup.” Show up at the middle parking lot, next to the restrooms. We’ll have our usual table setup with all the gear – grabbers, bags, bucket, magnets – plus coffee & libations to either get you going, or quench your thirst! We need all hands on deck for this one – and we’ll stay until we’ve gotten it cleaned up!
Between running a Blue Water Task Force lab and testifying in favor of legislation to ban polystyrene lunch trays in all Oregon schools, the Bandon High School Surfrider club has been busy this spring. Recently they found a little time to hit the beach for a day good ol’ fun and showing their special place some much needed love!
The Coos Bay Chapter’s first annual fundraiser was an incredibly fun (and successful!) event, filled with great food and drink, wonderful music and most importantly, overwhelming support from the community!