Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
We are pleased to announce that we’ve found a fantastic individual, Jesse Jones, to help further develop the our North Coast Blue Water Task Force program and partnership with Oregon Parks and Recreation (OPRD) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on water quality monitoring at Oswald West State Park. Our ability to bring Jesse on board is due to the generosity of the Eva Chiles Meyer Fund #1 and the Oneatta Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Portland Chapter Surfrider Soiree
On Thursday, May 7th the Surfrider Portland Chapter is hosting their third Annual Surfider Soiree at the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland from 6pm to 11pm! The fundraiser will include an art show, surfboard giveaway, screenings of two surf films – North of the Sun and The Fortune Wild, awesome raffle prizes, a live DJ, and much more!
Surfrider is seeking an intern, preferably that resides in a coastal community between Seaside and Manzanita, to help further develop the scope and effectiveness of our Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) North Coast lab.
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.