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From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, Surfrider's programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected.

Green Streets

A Surfrider Portland specific program alongside the City of Portland, where we clean up various bioswales, streets, and sidewalks to help keep our City of Roses clean. 

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Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants
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Hold On To Your Butts

Let's keep those nasty chemicals (and plastic!) from cigarette butts out of our storm drains, rivers, and environment as a whole.

Blue Water Task Force

Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert the public and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions. The Portland Chapter funds BWTF for the North Coast Chapter.