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May 3, 2015 |

Girl Scouts Donate Cookie Money to Surfrider

A few months ago we received an email from a Girl Scout Troop in Portland (well, it made the rounds to Newport Beach, Ca. first, but eventually found it’s way to us in Newport Or.). The super cool thing is that this troop of girls wanted to share the proceeds from their annual cookie sales with Surfrider Foundation.  What a wonderful thing!

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May 3, 2015 |

Sifting Saturdays (Beach Clean-up)

Saturday May 9th, Nye Beach in Newport, 10 to 1, check in from 10 to 11:15 (this event will be canceled if it rains).

Have you wondered about those colorful little bits we see more and more of in the sand? If you look closely they are everywhere and perhaps you’ve been out on a day when the rack lines were thick with them. Unfortunately most are plastic – not pretty stones. Plastic never really goes away, instead it’s breaking down into these tiny fragments. You also find lots of mermaids’ tears, these are particularly sad as they have never been anything useful even for a day. Technically know as nurdles, they are pre-production microplastic resin pellets.IMG_3571
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April 14, 2015 |

Surfer photos wanted

The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is looking for contemporary surfer photos to add to their wonderful exhibit showcasing the history of surfing in the local area.


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