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Calling all Portland-area Surfrider volunteers and your friends, significant others and kiddos! We are having our annual Surfrider Holiday Party (RSVP here) on December 11, 5pm at 15 NE Saratoga St., Portland, OR 97211. This is a great opportunity for us to bring the whole group together as a thank you for all of your hard work throughout 2016. There will be food and drinks provided, and perhaps even a few give-aways as a token of our appreciation.
Kick off November right by joining us at our chapter meeting TONIGHT @ 7pm at Green Dragon, for a talk by one of Oregon Surfrider’s dear friends, Chrissy Smith, Outreach Coordinator for Friends of Cape Falcon Marine Reserve. In 2012 Oregon designated 5 marine reserves within State waters, Cape Falcon, Cascade Head, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks. For one of the most beach and ocean-friendly states in the continental United States, designations of protected areas for the purposes of conservation of critical habitat, and scientific data collection and analysis are paramount to understanding and better serving our ocean habitat.
On July 12th our Portland Chapter was lucky enough to have Kaety Jacobson of Oregon Sea Grant stop by our monthly meeting to share her stories and experiences as a Newport native and lifelong seafood consumer/ student of her (fishy) environment. The daughter of a commercial fishermen, Kaety grew up eating fresh catch-of-the day fish and developed an almost innate sense of dealing with seafood at all stages of the cycle from catching to selling to bartering for to cleaning to cooking and eventually to studying the community and trends as part of her profession.
On a calm grey morning in early July (July 9th to be exact), 32 volunteers gathered in Oswald West State Park for a few hours of good old-fashioned beach cleaning, followed by a bbq at the lovely and hospitable Lower Nehalem Community Trust’s Alder Creek Farm.