Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
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.
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.