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Volunteers picking up trash at a beach cleanup


From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, Surfrider's programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected.

Beach Cleanups

A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.

Graffiti that reads save our ocean and volunteers cleaning up the beach
A volunteer take notes as they sample water to be tested

Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert the public and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

Bowls of fresh food on table
Ocean friendly garden in front of house

Ocean Friendly Gardens

The Ocean Friendly Gardens program sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution and more.

Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

Volunteers sorting trash
Group of students smiling in front of water testing equipment

Scholarship Program

We offer annual scholarships of up to $5,000 to local students pursuing environmental studies.

Additional Programs

Youth Surf Camps

We host and coordinate with other groups to provide free surf camps for local kids. Contact Alden and Kelly Wolfe for more information:

Bandon Student Club

We sponsor the first student Surfrider club in Oregon, the Bandon High School Club, coordinated by Trent Hatfield.