Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
It was a cold and windy evening this past Tuesday as committed Surfrider Volunteers made the trek around North Portland cleaning up or local bioswales. We had a solid crew of six volunteers as we made the rounds near North Williams and Martin Luther King Blvd.
Our read of the month goes to Scientific American’s “How Kitty is Killing the Dolphins”, a great read on how our terrestrial animals and, gasp, your little buddy, may be killing dolphins, otters and other marine mammals through various pathogens transmitted through their waste. Definitely worth a read, the article begins recounting the horrific April 2004 sea otter pathogen outbreak. You can preview the article here, or grab a copy at the store, it’s good for your brain anyhow.
This month’s chapter meeting is at the regular time and place, Tuesday, May 14, 7:30pm at the SE Lucky Lab on Hawthorne and will feature a presentation from the City of Portland’s Megan Hanson, who works in the Bureau of Environmental Services.