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April 16, 2014

Public Comment Sought on 2014 Beach Monitoring Sites

Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP) has announced their list of sites and beaches for the 2014 sampling season and are open for public comment and feedback on these sites. OBMP works with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to determine beaches that need monitoring for the public’s health at recreational areas along our coast. Beaches are selected based on criteria that include: pollution hazards present, previous monitoring data and test results, type and amount of beach use and public input.
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April 5, 2014

OPT Pulls the Plug on Reedsport Wave Energy Project

Plans to deploy Oregon’s first commercial wave energy project have been formally dropped by the company. After spending millions on the project off the coast of Reedsport, Ocean Power Technologies pulled the plug and will focus on another project in Australia.
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Cascade Head
April 3, 2014

Marine Reserve Workshops: What projects or research are important to you?

ODFW is hosting a series of workshops to assist with development of site management plans for Cape Perpetua and Cascade Head. These next two workshops in the series will focus on: What projects or research are important to you?
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April 1, 2014

Another mess for lighthouse beach?

Just 3 months now since the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, hired inmate crews, property owner and community volunteers have worked tirelessly to clean up the horrible mess from the derelict dock washed ashore lighthouse beach, citizens are again concerned for the impending danger and debris from a house, precariously hanging cliffside along the same stretch of beach.
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March 20, 2014

Fukushima Radiation Concerns Keeping you up at Night?

We’ve been getting a fair number of inquiries directed our way from concerned citizens, ocean users, and seafood consumers over fears about a plume of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster associated with the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. If you subscribe to some of the hysteria floating around on the internet around this issue, we all should have stopped surfing, sworn off eating seafood and moved inland long ago…fortunately, some of the good folks on the Surfrider team and our partners have done a good job of sorting thru all of the information to provide the most accurate and latest science to help you keep you safe and informed.
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March 18, 2014

Rapidly Responding to Marine Debris

Oregon Chapters of Surfrider Foundation are very excited to announce a new rapid response cleanup pilot project in partnership with and funded in part by NOAA’s Marine Debris Program! The project kicked off at the beginning of  March through bringing on a project coordinator to lead efforts on the ground along the coast. While our chapters logged 80 cleanup events in 2013, we’ve really learned it’s less the quantity and more the strategy, which is what this project is all about.
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