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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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June 10, 2014

International Surfing Day “My Special Place” Instagram Contest

On June 20, Surfrider will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of International Surfing Day. This year we are hosting an Instagram contest titled, “My Special Place.” Surfrider invites people everywhere to take a photo of their special coastal place, whether that’s their local lake, river, ocean or other body of water or beach, and post it to their Instagram account for a chance to win.
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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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