Portland Chapter

About Us

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s work is focused keeping it clean upstream through our programs including Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Green Streets, Rise Above Plastics, Hold On To Your Butt programs and our Blue Water Task Force water quality monitoring program facilitated by the Surfrider North Coast Chapter. Chapter meetings are currently mostly virtual for the health and safety of everyone. We are working on new and fun ways to keep our members engaged and informed, so please check our events page/calendar for updates.

Portland Chapter Executive Committee

Nancy Nordman – Chair
Parker Gallagher – Vice Chair
Jana Erdman – Volunteer Coordinator
Sierra Barlow – Treasurer
Vacant – Secretary
Chanel Hason – Communications Guru
Julia Bonnheim – Rise Above Plastics Coordinator
Vacant- Green Streets Coordinators
Jessica Gilligan – Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator
Vacant – Hold On To Your Butt Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about joining our team of dedicated executive team leaders, feel free to reach out to Jana at volunteercoordinator@portland.surfrider.org.

Monthly Events

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