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October 21, 2014

Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership Launches

A new partnership focused on sharing information, promoting science and cooperative research, and engaging citizens in Oregon’s marine reserves and protected areas has launched. The Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership (OMRP), founded by six member organizations—Audubon Society of Portland, Coast Range Association, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy—was created to help implement Oregon’s marine reserves and protected areas and engage the public in their stewardship.
 Surfrider has played a leadership role in the formation of the partnership and continues to serve in a co-chair role within the steering committee.
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October 14, 2014

Cape Perpetua Land/Sea Symposium

The Cape Perpetua Land/Sea Symposium is a community event being held on November 21st at 5:30pm in the Yachats Commons. Hosted by the Surfrider Foundation, Audubon Society of Portland and the Cape Perpetua Foundation, the event is aimed at raising awareness about local conservation and current research as well as fostering stewardship within the Cape Perpetua nearshore and adjacent watersheds. The event is is free and open to the public, featuring Jim Furnish as keynote speaker!
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October 5, 2014

Clean Water Classic Goes off

The 13th annual Clean Water Classic surf contest presented by Subaru wrapped up this past weekend in Westport, Washington under spectacular conditions. With a 6+ foot swell at a favorably long period with a light offshore breeze, double overhead sets weren’t uncommon on Saturday as competitors made the most of the conditions. The event, organized and put on by volunteers from the Pacific Northwest chapters of Surfrider Foundation, is a major fundraising event for local chapters of Surfrider Foundation from southern Oregon all the way to British Columbia, attracting hundreds of spectators and over 100 contestants in the only Pro/Am contest held in the region. Photos and
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September 26, 2014

M3 Wave Energy Device: An Oregon Story

Throughout the past 5 years, Oregon has undergone much planning, trials and tribulations to better evaluate the rising technology of wave energy off our coastline. It’s been a long road of competing interests and cautious optimism to get wave energy pilot projects in the water, many of which have been developed out of foreign interest. However, Oregon hasn’t been without it’s own development and this story of M3 deployment from a “scrappy” Oregon start-up is about as feel good as it gets. Check out this awesome video and watch the wave energy device being deployed off our coast!
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September 25, 2014

Obama to create world’s largest marine reserve

The Obama administration announced yesterday the intent to expand the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument. The protection builds upon George W. Bush’s 2009 designation of 87,000 square miles of critical coral reef habitat, expanding the monument to more than 490,000 square miles of ocean waters and critical habitat.
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September 17, 2014

State of the Coast Conference: October 25th

This year’s State of the Coast Conference, sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant, is set for October 25th from 8am-6pm at the Florence Events Center with a great line-up of speakers, including keynote Paul Greenberg. The one day conference includes informative talks on current marine science and policy: Ocean Acidification and Oysters, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome, Coastal Energy, Local Food on the Coast, Hazards planning and more! From seafood cooking demos to student research presentations and hands-on learning opportunities, there’s something here for any coastal enthusiast!
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