Siuslaw ChapterServing the Florence community and protecting our oceans, waves and beaches More Details
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.
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.
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.
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.