Siuslaw Chapter

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September 7, 2016

Become A Coastal Defender – Join the Surfrider Crew!

The Siuslaw Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation covers the Florence, Oregon region. The Chapter’s work is focused on monitoring water quality through our Blue Water Task Force Program, organizing rapid response beach cleanups, running a monthly marine debris monitoring program, and developing education and stewardship activities related to the recently established Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.

We are a passionate (and fun loving) group of people who love our ocean, rivers, dunes, forests, waves and beaches. Sound like you? We are looking for more like-minded locals to help us care for these special places.

Come join us at the Beachcomber Pub on Wednesday, September 21st @ 6:30pm where Surfrider Oregon Field Coordinator, Ryan Cruse, will be speaking about the Surfrider mission – who we are, what we do and how you can become a leader in protecting your local coastline.


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February 28, 2016

Rapid Response Cleanup – February 2016

Members of the Siuslaw Chapter (including 6 new volunteers from the Coast Guard) along with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) swept a section of beach from Siltcoos to Takenhitch, cleaning debris before the beaches are closed to vehicle travel for  Snow Plover nesting season, which starts on March 15th.
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April 2, 2015

A Rising Tide: Adapting to Climate Change on the Oregon Coast – Wednesday – 4/8/15

Climate change can be a daunting and overwhelming issue for Oregonians and the general public to wrestle with. The doom and gloom impacts of climate change from rising sea levels, ocean acidification, more intense storm activity to warming ocean and global temperatures can leave one dizzied and confused for what we can do to adapt to along our changing coastline. On Wednesday, April 8th at 6pm in the Siuslaw Public Library’s Bromley Room in Florence, Surfrider’s Oregon Policy Manager Charlie Plybon will give be giving a community presentation touching on some of the drivers and impacts of climate change on the Oregon coast as well as highlighting some key examples of how some coastal communities in Oregon are planning for climate adaptations.
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May 25, 2014

South Jetty Rapid Response Cleanup

A big thank you goes out to all who came and volunteered their Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend cleaning up the beach at South Jetty to Siltcoos.  Volunteers crammed into 3 trucks and followed the park ranger out onto the beach at South Jetty and trekked south in response to the debris that has been seen piling up on the beach recently. 
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March 12, 2014

Marine Debris Data at Cape Perpetua

Slowly but surely, after much reorganization and leadership by the chapter, we’re starting to get a little data on the marine debris transect at Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve. A couple of years ago, the Siuslaw Chapter adopted this transect as part of the NOAA Shoreline Monitoring Program
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