July 26, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities for the SOLVE Fall 2016 Statewide Clean-up

Up and down the Oregon Coast there will be over 100 cleanup sites and over 5,000 volunteers expected to come out and participate. Your roles as Beach Captains allows you to help facilitate this effort by outfitting volunteers with the supplies needed to participate and give safety briefings to ensure volunteers have a positive and safe experience.

Volunteer to Captain or Co-Captain one of the following Newport Surfrider sponsored sites, September 24th 9am to 1pm.:
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June 20, 2016

Protect and Enjoy – Youth score surf and stewardship at Otter Rock and Roll competition

The 8th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge was a huge success! The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter hosted 47 competitors and over 200 spectators. The event, in celebration of International Surfing Day,  drew competitors from all over Oregon and a few as far away as Washington and Oklahoma! Observed globally, International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves, and beaches.ORR2016crop
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Plastic waste on Alaska beach
June 14, 2016

Netarts Spit Rapid Response — 2500lbs collected

Nine people including the park ranger participated in this event that collected 2500 lbs of debris.  Two trucks and one ATV ferried participants 6 miles from Cape Lookout Campground to the tip of Netarts Spit.  The cleanup crew consisted of Pete Snell (Event Host), Ryan Parker (Park Ranger), Garry Link (Pacific City resident and expert beach driver), Shannon, Bronson, Audrey, and Tony Gaine (Awesome family that walked about 4 miles of beach digging and collecting heavy debris), John Morris (dedicated beach rover from Nehalem), Leo Newberg (Newport Chapter Chair and expert dead lifter), and Vince Pappalardo (Newport Chapter Volunteer Coordinator).

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