Seafood and Wine Festival 2016

Your help is needed for Seafood and Wine Fundraiser! 
On February 25th thru the 28th the Seafood and Wine Festival comes to Newport, OR once again! This year our chapter will be offering wine from Charles and Charles of Washington. We need your help staffing our booth so sign-up soon for your favorite shifts! By volunteering you will be helping us secure funding for the supplies needed for the Blue Water Task Force water testing program 2016 AND you’ll earn a free pass to the festival. This festival only comes once a year and it’s a whirlwind of fun, don’t miss out and sign up HERE! Click ‘More Details’ below for details. We hope to see you there!

Volunteers pose for a photo.


Our volunteers are enthusiastic about raising money for the chapter!

From Bivalves to Beaches: Ocean Acidification on the Oregon Coast, Newport on Jan. 28th.

The Union of Concerned Scientists and the Hatfield Marine Science Center cordially invite you to a reception and panel discussion on discussion on the environmental and economic impacts of ocean acidification on our coastal communities. Thursday, January 28, 5:00–7:00 p.m, at OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center Auditorium.
State Rep. David Gomberg, Oregon House District 10
Dr. Bob Cowen, Director, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center

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

Mind the logs at Agate Beach

Someone has taken it upon themselves to place a make-shift, unplumbed toilet in the woods and near the creek, just south of the agate Beach Trail and access. That’s right a porcelain throne, brimming with excrement, swiftly delivering poop and pathogens into the lineup of one of your favorite surf spots. A wag of the finger, make that the middle, to the individual that has prioritized their bow constraints over the health and well-being of the many that utilize this beach and ocean environment.

Newport Helo Saved…for now

Newport Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has played an active supporting role for the past 4 months to help ensure the Coast Guard’s helicopter, an important tool in protecting recreational lives and the environment on the central coast, remained in Newport after an announcement earlier this year that the USCG was closing the station and moving to North Bend. Beginning as a local campaign led by the Fishermen’s Wives, the effort scaled to our congressional delegates who helped secure funding for another year.