How to become a Chapter Leader and local Coastal Defender!

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is a incredible group of people working hard to protect their local ocean and beaches!  Not only is the Chapter protecting special places like Otter Rock Marine Reserve, Yaquina Head and South Beach State Park, but they have the most robust Blue Water Task Force water quality program on the coast, run the only youth surf competition in the state and host more beach cleanups than any other chapter in Oregon!

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!
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Volunteers pose for a photo.

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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.
Hosts:
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

Newport Volunteers Take to the Capitol

Newport Chapter volunteers visited Salem this past week to talk about some of their priority issues with their elected officials. This legislative session the chapter is interested in a number of bills related to marine debris and coastal planning for climate change, two of which lie within the House Rural Communities Land Use and Water Committee, on which local Representative Gomberg has a seat.