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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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June 24, 2014

Otter Rock and Roll Serves Up Youth Stoke and Stewardship

The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter, joined by their Siuslaw and Portland Chapters, hosted 63 competitors and over 200 spectators for the 6th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day. The event drew competitors from all over Oregon and a few as far away as Washington and California. Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves, and beaches.
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June 17, 2014

Short Sands Water Quality Update

Last summer, through water quality monitoring of Short Sands beaches and nearby streams and tributaries, some spikes in bacterial pollution were identified raising the interest of Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD), Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and local ocean users. Limited investigative sampling was performed to help identify sources through Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (OBMP), Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force Program – read more about that here. As summer begins again and the recreational users pour into Short Sands beach, here’s a quick update on where this project lies.
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Looking North to Heceta Head & Cape Perpetua
June 12, 2014

ODFW Looking for your input on Marine Reserve Site Management Plans

ODFW is seeking input as part of the development of site management plans for the Cape Perpetua and Cascade Head marine reserve sites. This is an opportunity for folks who were unable to attend the April site management plan workshops to provide ideas on potential community led projects or research.
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