The Friends of Cascade Head Marine Reserve invites the general public to come out and join them Saturday, July 18th for a day of fun and ecology-based activities, celebrating the land-sea connection of the terrestrial preserve and the newly established Marine Reserve in the adjacent waters. The free, family-friendly event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Knight Park, the public boat launch site just off North Three Rocks Road near the mouth of the Salmon River. From boat tours to guided hikes, fish grill, kids art activities and awesome music from the Lucky Gap String Band, there’s something here for everyone!
Youth score, in surf and stewardship, at Otter Rock ‘n Roll competition.
Newport, OR (June 20, 2015) – The Surfrider Foundation’s Newport Chapter, joined by the Siuslaw and Portland Chapters, hosted 45 competitors and over 200 spectators for the 7th annual Otter Rock n’ Roll Youth Surf Contest and Beach Cleanup Challenge in celebration of International Surfing Day.
First of all, a big thank you to the dedicated volunteers who came out to collect data, field test microplastic sifting techniques and remove meso- and microplastic debris from Nye Beach.
This event was unlike other beach cleanups because we weren’t focused on collecting as much debris as we could find. Instead, we focused on a 100-meter transect parallel to the ocean in the most recent high tide line. The transect started at Nye Creek and went North for 100-meters. Flags were placed every 10 meters and volunteers surveyed each section looking for debris smaller than 1-inch. Debris was kept, analyzed and photographed. Other volunteers tested meso- and microplastic debris collection methods in the dry sand dunes further inshore. While we only collected a few pounds of debris total, I’m excited to continue collecting data over the summer! Click Read More for results.