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June 3, 2014

Passing the Baton…Oregon Policy Manager Job Opening

Hey Oregon Crew!

Gus here…I wanted to share some news with you: I was recently offered the position of Washington Policy Manager and I will be transitioning into that role starting August 1st. My current position of Oregon Policy Manager will be opening up soon and I encourage you help spread the word or apply if you’re interested.
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May 20, 2014

Georgia Pacific Pulp Mill Campaign: Past, Present, Future

On Monday night, Oregon State University’s Dr. Sarah Henkel presented findings on the City of Newport commissioned Ocean Bioaccumulation Survey of the Georgia Pacific Pulp Mill discharge. The survey report may have finally put to rest some long unanswered questions about the discharge’s impact on the nearshore environment, where an average of 10-11 million gallons of the mill’s wastewater is dumped daily within Newport’s Nye Beach area. While the report may represent the final chapter in many years of work to improve the ocean outfall monitoring and eliminate certain wastestreams from the effluent, it also raises a few questions with respect to larger everyday and historical run-off and non-point sources of Newport and the surrounding area.
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Looking North to Heceta Head & Cape Perpetua
May 14, 2014

Next OPAC Meeting to be held in Florence

The next Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) meeting will be held in Florence on June 5th at the Florence Events Center. This is a good chance to learn more about some of the various issues affecting and being worked on within Oregon’s Territorial Sea (0-3 nautical miles).
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May 12, 2014

3 Boats and a Goat – Marine Debris up on the Oregon Coast

It was a busy weekend for beach ranger staff and volunteers along the Oregon Coast as yet another wave of marine debris flushed in along our shores, littering beaches with everything from common household items, floats and water bottles to larger debris such as derelict boats and skiffs. The uptick in debris was first noted a couple of weeks ago, when droves of floats and smaller items began washing ashore, particularly along the more remote stretches of coastline. This weekend 3 boats washed ashore, 2 in the Tillamook area and another near Waldport in Bayshore. Of the more interesting beach reports this weekend was that of CoastWatch Program mile adopter Ed Rossiter, who reported goats (actually they are sheep) on the south coast!
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May 8, 2014

Registration Open: 6th Annual Otter Rock n Roll

The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport, Siuslaw and Portland Chapters have announced open registration for the 6th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.  Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches. The Otter Rock N’ Roll will take place on June 21st at Otter Rock/Devil’s Punchbowl State Park from 8am-4pm.
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various forms of foreign net floats are also a common find
May 7, 2014

Keeping the Cape Clean

A hearty thanks to all the Surfrider volunteers that came out last Sunday to support the rapid response cleanup at Cape Lookout! Approximately 50-60% of the debris had Japanese characters, much of it the typical things we’ve been seeing following the tsunami event, but it’s hard to say if this is just more gyre junk from westerly winds or actually tsunami debris. A total of 4 truckloads of plastic floats, foam, household items, and a partial boat hull among other things were removed from this remote and ecologically significant headland.
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