Newport Chapter 2015 Annual Review

At the end of each year, we want to be sure we take the time to reflect and communicate our accomplishments and hard work throughout the year to all of our members, volunteers and contributors. Every water quality sample, every piece of debris from cleanups and every individual volunteer action represents our powerful grassroots when scaled collectively each year. It’s the tireless efforts of the individuals that we call Surfrider – without further ado, here’s the Newport Chapter’s 2015 topline summary

Project Kickoff – Agate Beach Wayside Improvement!

Remember that rad project to improve parking, access and install restrooms and showers at Agate Beach? Well it’s happening and the kickoff informational meeting is tomorrow – Tuesday, November 18, @ 6pm!

City of Newport and State of Oregon staff will be available to answer questions about the scope of this project and data that has been collected to inform the design of the improvements. What do you want to see built? Come share your ideas!

Recreational Users Concerned over Coast Guard Move

The decision to move the Coast Guard Helicopter operations from Newport to North Bend has drawn much concern and opposition from the recreational and commercial fishing community, but non-boater recreational users (like unknowing surfers, swimmers  and beach-goers) likely have more to lose in this horrible decision that puts our local community and tourists at risk. Surfers, tourists, recreational users of all kinds, we need your support to help keep the Coast Guard Helo in Newport! Please read on and take action!