Portland Chapter

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October 24, 2014

Protect What You Love – The Legacy of Oswald West

In 1913 Governor Oswald West, concerned with private exploitation of resources, established Oregon’s beach highway law, proclaiming the entire Pacific coastline to the high tide line to be a public highway, thus protecting our natural resources and beach access for future generations. Today all Oregonians can enjoy the fruits of his foresight, especially at the incredible State Park that bears his name, also known to many as “shorties”, Short Sands Beach, or Cape Falcon.
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October 22, 2014

Rise Above Plastics Green Streets Showdown!

Well, the rain held off and the crew was on point for Green Streets North this month! All the gritty garbage dudes showed up, thanks Ian, Phil, Al, Tim, and Luke. Nancy out litter-cleaned-up us all, with her steady pace, laughter and ability to put up with 6 surf obsessed guys bantering constantly.
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October 7, 2014

October Chapter Meeting: Sick From Too Much Surfing?!

For our October Chapter meeting we have invited Dr. David L. Stone to speak about a new study he and his colleagues at OSU completed on the association between risk-based behaviors with self-reported illnesses among Pacific Northwest surfers.

Although us surfers have high incidental exposure to marine waters, no studies have investigated if surfer risk behaviors (such as surfing during advisories, near an outfall, during a rain event, or use of personal protective equipment) increase or decrease the risk of acquiring waterborne illnesses. Here is a link to the original study from 2008.

Come learn more about what is happening in our waters and to our bodies.


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September 18, 2014

We Cleaned Up the Headwaters!

The purpose of the Snowrider Project’s Annual Salmon Headwaters Cleanup on Mt. Hood is threefold:  to give the mountain a needed scrubbing, to remind people why they should want clean water, air and green land, and to empower them to make change.
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September 17, 2014

Peninsula School Rain Garden Planting!

Date: Monday, September 22nd
Time: 8am – 2 PM
Location: Peninsula K-8 Courtyard (8125 N Emerald St. Portland 97217)
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