Beach clean up in partnership with SWOCC's Geology Lecture Series and a bay clean up event.

Beach Clean Up with SWOCC - Cape Arago

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Noon - 4pm 

What's that? Another beach clean up? Didn't we just do that? We did! But regular clean ups at our beloved, local beaches are essential to keeping up with all the use they get. This time, we'll be partnering with Southwestern Community College at beaches on Cape Arago in conjunction with their Geology Lecture series. From SWOCC: "Come join Southwestern Oregon Community College, in association with Associated Student Government, Geology Club, The Surfrider Foundation, Washed Ashore, Seven Devils Brewing, and more. We will be cleaning the beaches on and around Cape Arago on May 17 2014. This event is to raise awareness about Plastics in the Ocean, and coincides with the Geology lecture series talk taking place that evening. The talk is on Plastics In the Global Ocean. Assembly for the event will be at SWOCC parking lot 1 near the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay. Transportation will be provided to current students, and carpooling is encouraged. We will also have check in stations around Cape Arago and Bastendorff"

For more information contact Ian Rodger (503)962-9114.

Hope you can join us!





Volunteers Needed!

The Coos Bay Boat Building Center will be hosting a Bay clean up on Saturday May 10th from 10am-2pm. Paddle around the bay and clean up trash while the Tall Ships are in town. The Boat Center will provide boats, lifejackets, paddles and bags for trash. Surfrider is looking for a few people to volunteer at this event at the Surfrider table. Please respond to this email or contact AJ at to sign up!

Clean Water!

Most of our test sites were tested in April and came up with low levels of bacteria. For results, go here. For more information on the Blue Water Task Force, visit the website here. Huge thanks to our volunteers who monitor the quality of water at our beaches. An essential task that provides essential information. Remember Surfriders, you put your face in that water!

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