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August 19, 2014

Waves / Ocean Advocates Convene for Surfrider PNW Conference

This year’s Surfrider PNW Conference was a tremendous success, serving up waves of great presentations from chapter leaders up and down the west coast and delivering some quality swell here and there on Saturday for conference-goers. Nearly 60 chapter leaders came together in Yachats, Oregon, adjacent the spectacular Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and nearby forested wilderness areas to participate in this year’s event.
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July 26, 2014

Our Beaches are not Ashtrays

Did you know that cigarette butts are the number one item consistently found at beach cleanups? Taking decades to decompose, these tiny items contain plastic, leach harmful toxins that concentrate in the environment, and present dangers to wildlife, children and pets when accidentally consumed. As part of Governor Kitzhaber’s executive order on tobacco use, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) recently passed rules to make Oregon Parks smoke free; and now, thanks to your advocacy and interest in the environmental health of our ocean and beaches, OPRD has initiated rulemaking to support smoke-free beaches as an expansion of the initial rules prompted by the executive order.
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Looking North to Heceta Head & Cape Perpetua
July 9, 2014

PNW Annual Surfrider Conference: August 15-17th

We’re excited to announce that the PNW Conference Event Page and Registration is up and running with details on topics, speakers and the weekend’s events. Deadline for registration is August 1, but we encourage you to register as soon as possible if you plan to attend! This year’s event is at the Adobe Resort in Yachats, Oregon, a spectacular and special place and a great place to gather and share some Surfrider stoke! The event will feature topics and speakers from British Columbia to our headquarters in San Clemente, lots of great folks are joining us this year!
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July 6, 2014

Climate Declaration Needs Coastal Advocates

Surfrider Foundation was recently contacted by our friends at 350 PDX to help lend our voice towards the Oregon Climate Declaration. The Oregon Climate Declaration strives to make visible the more than one million Oregonians who are very concerned about climate change. The goal is 100,000 Oregonians signing on to help make Oregon a national model in responding to climate change.
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July 3, 2014

Updates on Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest

Ocean Acidification is an emerging issue of concern in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon, Washington, and California scientists recently began putting their heads together to share information and explore potential mitigation strategies under the West Coast Ocean Acidification & Hypoxia Science Panel.
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June 25, 2014

Redfish Rocks & Otter Rock Marine Reserve Baseline Monitoring Reports Now Available

ODFW has recently completed scientific monitoring reports for the Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock Marine Reserves, covering the first two years of baseline data collection (2010-11) prior to fisheries prohibitions taking effect. The Ecological monitoring report and a human dimensions (socio-economic) monitoring report are now available for your viewing pleasure.
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