In keeping up with Surfrider Foundation Newport Chapter’s interest to support the longterm stewardship, science and recreational stoke at Otter Rock Marine Reserve, the chapter is hosting up a ton of awesome activities this summer and is in search of volunteers! Whether surf or science is your fancy, there’s tons of great ways you can dive in to support the Newport Chapter’s efforts around Otter Rock Marine Reserve this summer at Devil’s Punchbowl State Park. Here’s just a few:

Surf and Stewardship Camps

Once again we’re partnering up with Neighbors for Kids to support Surf and Stewardship Camps on Friday afternoons, July through August, from 1-4pm at Otter Rock / Devil’s Punchbowl State Park. We need volunteers to support lots of activities from surf instructors in the water to science in the tidepools or stewardship on the beach this is a great volunteer opportunity for a Friday afternoon!

Camp Dates and Volunteer Sign Up 

More info. contact cplybon@surfrider.org


Be A Community Scientist:

Support Ocean Acidification Monitoring

Surfrider Foundation partners with Oregon State University to conduct specialized ocean acidification monitoring from spring through fall at Otter Rock Marine Reserve. While volunteer opportunities are limited, some support is needed to monitor field devices and support communications – get involved!

About the Monitoring 

About Ocean Acidification in Oregon

Volunteer: contact cplybon@surfrider.org


Microplastic Cleanups: Every Sunday

The situation is serious at Otter Rock with microplastic accumulation. This year’s unprecedented plastic debris event has had a massive impact on nearly the entire beach fronting the Marine Reserve from Devil’s Punchbowl down to Beverly Beach State Park. Thousands of pounds of microplastics have been removed and thousands more remain – we need your volunteer help, every Sunday the Newport Chapter conducts a cleanup, come join us!

More Details on Chapter Calendar

Volunteer Contact: Scott Rosin – chair@newport.or.surfrider.org


Sign Up For the Otter Rock n Roll 

Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge

This is a fun family event promoting stewardship of our oceans, waves, and beaches while engaging youth in some friendly competition in and out of the water! Registration is open for sign ups and we need tons of volunteer and sponsor support for this event!

Register/Volunteer/Sponsor at: http://otterrockandroll.com/