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October 31, 2006

Oregon Field Coordinator Job Opening Announcement

We are searching for an Oregon Field Coordinator. I am resigning as of 12.31.2006. The following is the job description. This is a full time position with benefits. If you are interested please follow the instructions below.

Oregon Field Coordinator–JOB DESCRIPTION
Work under the supervision of the Director of Chapters to support and build the chapter network, volunteer programs and membership within the state by the following:

  • Coordinate the statewide efforts of chapters within the region
  • Grow statewide membership
  • Facilitate and train local chapters volunteers in campaign planning and program implementation.
  • Represent Surfrider Foundation at administrative hearings and other public events.
  • Facilitate the needs of the chapters with direct assistance.
  • Assist with national and regional campaign planning and regional implementation and coordination of campaigns.
  • Work with the regional chapters to develop & implement realistic regional funding opportunities/plans.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Development, develop and maintain positive relations with regional funding community.
  • Collaborate with the Oregon Policy Coordinator on joint issues, campaigns and relative grant deliverables.
  • Coordinate the chapter-volunteer based water quality monitoring program.

We are seeking candidates who have the desire and skills to work on exciting and demanding grassroots organizing issues. Candidates must be goal-oriented with leadership skills, organizing experience and project management with an emphasis on direct action organizing techniques and implementation. Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and follow national work plans under the guidance of Director of Chapters; Ability to travel regularly throughout the state and willingness to work a flexible schedule. Candidates need to be team players, able to recruit, train and motivate a wide range of people.

Salary & Benefits:
This is a full-time position based in the State of Oregon with medical benefits; long-term disability insurance and 401 K Plan with partial employer matching. Surfrider Foundation offers a salary that is competitive with other national, not-for-profit conservation/environmental organizations for this position. Opportunities for advancement are available.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Surfrider Foundation
Attn. Director of Chapters
P.O. Box 6010
San Clemente, CA. 92674-6010
FAX 949.492-8142 or Email:
Deadline for receiving resumes is November 27, 2006
The Surfrider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

October 26, 2006

Catch Basin Marking – Saturday

Can you spare a couple of hours Saturday morning for clean water? Saturday morning will be the final Catch Basin Marking Event of 2006 and it looks like the weather will cooperate. Join as at 10:00 to noon on Saturday October 28th. We’ll meet at the northeast corner of Woodstock Park (SE 50th Ave. & SE Steele St.) As always, this event is open to all so bring friends & family … anybody interested in clean water. Thanks to you volunteers, we have marked over 200 catch basins this season, plus however many we mark this weekend. I thank you all for your participation and enthusiasm! (fyi – if it rains, the event will be cancelled. feel free to call if unsure) Thanks!

John Thompson
Storm Drain Coordinator

October 26, 2006

Socioeconomic Study

Surfrider is partnering with Oregon State University on a project to assess socioeconomic issues associated with establishing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Oregon. The project will identify effective strategies to address and minimize impacts on Oregon’s coastal communities from protecting ecologically important ocean habitats. The investigation will include interviews with fishermen and elected officials to identify their values, concerns, and recommendations. The final product will be a roadmap for the state to effectively address social and economic factors in MPA planning, including guidelines for: a) socioeconomic assessments, b) public and stakeholder input, c) integrating ecological and socioeconomic criteria, d) potential mitigation and/or compensation.

October 20, 2006

Indian Beach Clean Up Sat. 10/21

Saturday, Oct. 21st, noon at Indian Beach, Surfrider Foundation volunteers will be cleaning the beach by picking up trash. These short events are always a lot of fun and do a lot of good to bring our beaches back to the way they’re supposed to be. Just swing by the Surfrider table in the parking lot and get yourself a bag. Cannon Beach Surf Shop has invited clean up volunteers to the porch for a social event starting about 3:00PM. Hope to see you in the water, beach and porch.

October 20, 2006

DEQ Accepts Petition!

DEQ and they has accepted the Petition for Reconsideration. (See below article on this page for more information on the petition.) The time frame for the reconsideration is not determined at this time. DEQ will consider the points we have raised in the Petition, modify the terms of the permit if they deem necessary and then issue the permit for a public review and comment process. In the interim, GP will be required to operate under the terms of the new permit because DEQ feels that the new permit has stronger requirements that address some of the public concerns regarding the permit. This is a huge victory for Surfrider Foundation volunteers, local water and beach users and the environment. A big thanks to everyone who worked so hard on this. Click here to read an article about this is at the Statesman-Journal site.

October 13, 2006

Surf Slam Concert: Wed Oct 18!

Check out Surf Slam brought to you by Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation! A benefit concert at Berbati’s (SW 3rd and Ankeny) in Portland. Time: 8pm Admission: Only $5 (21+ only). Featuring the bands Mars Needs Women and The Stood Ups. Plus there will be a special screening of the film Nelscott Reef Beachbreak capturing an epic winter of big surf on the Oregon Coast! Learn about Surfrider’s ongoing campaigns on to protect water quality, ocean habitats, and surf access in Oregon. Plus volunteer opportunities currently available. This event benefits the Oregon Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Bring your friends, it will be killer!!

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