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March 30, 2007

Take Action: Support Clean Water in Oregon

Please take a minute to participate in Action Alert below and make your voice heard in Salem! The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills that would address point-source pollution in state waters. Senate Bill 317 (Right to Know) would require that “mixing zones” for persistent bioaccumulative toxins (e.g., PCB’s, lead, mercury) be indicated through signs and buoys. Senate Bill 737 (Reducing Toxics) would direct the Dept of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to phase out the discharge of bioaccumulative toxins at levels that may be harmful to aquatic life or human health. Please see link below and send an email to the Environment & Natural Resources Committee to let them know you care about water quality in our rivers and ocean!

March 27, 2007

Source to Sea in Port Orford

Source to Sea: The Columbia River Swim will screen at the Savoy Theater in Port Orford on Wed, April 4th at 6pm. Admission is $5. Director Andy Norris will introduce the film and host a Q and A session following the screening. Surfrider is co-sponsoring the event and will have a raffle to benefit the water quality laboratory at Pacific High School. On July 1, 2003 Christopher Swain became the first person to swim the entire 1,243 mile length of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. His swim brought stories about the rivers disrupted ecosystems and dislocated peoples to a worldwide audience of millions.

March 26, 2007 | 1 Comment

Beach Cleanups – Big Success!

This past weekend Surfrider Newport and Portland Chapters participated in SOLV’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup by captaining 3 different area cleanups on the north and central coast (South Beach State Park, Lost Creek State Park and Gearhart State Park. Volunteers from all over Oregon participated in the cleanup efforts. South Beach and Lost Creek had a combined show of over 200 volunteers and 100s of bags of trash. Some of the odder finds: boat hull, truck liner, 5 gallon container of diesel still full (pictured), 12 foot floating dock! Big thanks to all who participated and special thanks to Abby McCarthy, Joe and Jes Haxel, Noelle Saint-Cyr and Andi Bernard for captaining our sites! Pictured clockwise from upper left: Abby McCarthy – Newport Chapter, Noelle Saint-Cyr and Andi Bernard – Portland Chapter, 5 gallons of diesel picked up at South Beach and the haul from the Gearhart site.
March 25, 2007

Environmental Lobby Day 2007

April 3rd, 2007 Salem, Oregon 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Environmental Lobby day is a fun, interactive day, designed to provide you with detailed information on the key bills that are currently facing the legislature, in-depth training on the most effective ways to influence decision-making, and direct experience lobbying your legislators in Salem! Register with Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV)

March 21, 2007

Snowrider at Mt Hood

Portland Chapter’s Snowrider program is back in full swing for the winter season. The chapter is partnering with Mt Hood ski resorts to educate skiers and snowboarders on watershed issues. Snowrider will have a table at Timberline on March 24 and Mt Hood Meadows on April 7th. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Kyle Silon

March 14, 2007

Beach Cleanups Coming Soon! March 24th

Join Surfrider Portland and Newport members for the 2007 SOLV Spring Beach Cleanup. Newport Chapter will be captaining two cleanups, Lost Creek State Park and South Beach State Park. Local rockstars Joe Haxel and Abigail McCarthy will be captaining the cleanups and need your help.

Surfrider Portland Chapter will be captaining Gearhart State Park. Portland rockstar Noelle Saint-Cyr will be captaining and needs your help! For more information and for chapter contacts (captains), check out our events calendar:

To help out, simply show up at any of the above sites by 10:00 a.m. on March 24th or contact for more details.
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