Ocean Events

May
10

Wave Energy Shoreside Meeting

May 10, 2021

Experimental wave energy buoy.

Construction of the shoreside components of the Oregon State University (OSU) PacWave South wave energy test site is scheduled to start this June. Most of the activity will be focused on the Driftwood Beach State Recreation site area near Seal Rock.

The project...

May
12

Offshore Wind Energy Webinar

May 12, 2021

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department of Land Conservation and...

May
12

Talk on Puffin Monitoring

May 12, 2021

Puffins nesting on Haystack Rock.\Photo by Michael Coe.

The “World of Haystack Rock” speaker series will take a look at the iconic puffins which inhabit the rock with a talk on “Just how do you monitor the puffins?” on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m.  The virtual presentation is free and open...

May
13

Offshore Wind Energy Webinars

May 13, 2021

Wind power installation.\Photo courtesy of Surfrider.

An active planning process is underway which could bring wind power turbines to the ocean off Oregon’s shores in coming years.  On May 12 and 13, public webinars explaining the planning process are being offered by the state’s Department...

May
17

OPAC Meeting on Rocky Shores

May 17, 2021

Rocky Point, one of the areas proposed for protection.\Photo by Randy Scholten.

The campaign to designate certain key rocky shore habitats for special levels of protection now moves to the Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC), which meets on Monday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The agenda has not...

Jun
5

Seabird Nest Monitor Training

June 5, 2021

Brandt's Cormorant nesting at Haystack Rock.\Photo by Molly Sultany.

The citizen science project that involves monitoring seabird nesting colonies continues this year, under some different pandemic protocols.  If you care about seabirds and would like to consider participating, an online...

Past Events

Jul
11

Portland Action Day Cleanup

July 11, 2017, Portland

Surfrider volunteers meeting before paddleboarding in Oregon.
Photo by Surfrider Portland

Surfrider Portland is hosting their annual Portland Action Day event / sun-filled social / beach cleanup.

The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's mission is to "keep it clean upstream" to prevent pollution from reaching the ocean and the North Coast...

Jul
6

Information Meeting on Ocean Renewable Energy

July 6, 2017, Portland

Experimental wave energy device in operation.
Experimental wave energy device in operation.

The Department of State Lands is holding a public meeting to provide information on its rulemaking process to implement the requirements of recent administrative and legislative actions affecting the placement of ocean renewable energy devices in...

Jun
27

Science on the Grill

June 27, 2017, Garibaldi

The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.
The dock at Garibaldi.\Photo by Sonja Peterson.

Join the Friends of the Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and enjoy an afternoon of free food and science down at the Port of Garibaldi dock on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Learn about marine science from biologists from the Oregon Department of...

Jun
27

Birding at Ecola Creek Forest Reserve

June 27, 2017, Cannon Beach

Image of Ecola State Forest Park in Oregon.
Ecola State Forest Park. | Photo by Zack Schnepf

Join the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) with naturalist Mike Patterson for an early-morning birdwatching walk in Ecola Creek Forest Reserve. The NCLC was excited to help the City of Cannon Beach acquire the initial 120 acres of the Ecola...

Jun
17

Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest

June 17, 2017, Otter Rock

Otter Rock n' Roll 2017 Poster

Surfrider offers its 9th annual Otter Rock-n-Roll Surf Contest at Otter Rock-Devil's Punch Bowl State Park. Beach registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. sharp. Check-in will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and the action starts at 9 a.m..

In the spirit of International Surfing Day, Surfrider...