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Heads up Portland, your beloved Shorties is now part of an official marine reserve! The Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Protected Areas went into affect as of January 1, 2016! Marking the start of Oregon’s 5th in a statewide system of reserves and protected areas is certainly something to celebrate and important for recreational users visiting the site to be aware of and support ongoing compliance and stewardship. As if you didn’t need another reason to keep it clean while visiting Short Sands, the designation and implementation of these special ecological protections to conserve ocean wildlife should further reinforce your low-impact visit to Shorties. With kickoff celebrations scheduled by local community groups, there’s many upcoming opportunities to learn more about this newly implemented marine reserve at one of Oregon’s most popular tourism and recreational destinations.
At the end of each year, we want to be sure we take the time to reflect and communicate our accomplishments and hard work throughout the year to all of our members, volunteers and contributors. Every water quality sample, every piece of debris from cleanups and every individual volunteer action represents our powerful grassroots when scaled collectively each year. It’s the tireless efforts of the individuals that we call Surfrider – without further ado, here’s the Portland Chapter’s 2015 topline summary
The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has active programs and campaigns both in the Portland area as well as our adopted north coast region from Pacific City to Astoria. The Chapter’s work is focused on protecting and testing water quality through our Blue Water Task Force program, ocean friendly gardens, Hold On To Your Butts campaign, and developing education and stewardship activities related to the recently established Cape Falcon Marine Reserve through our Oswald West Action Days.