Find out how the Oregon Beach Monitoring Program, Surfrider’s Newport and Siuslaw Chapters’ Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) monitoring programs and local knowledge is being used in DEQ’s Midcoast Water Quality Management process. For over ten years Surfrider volunteers along the central coast of Oregon have been taking samples and continuously raising funds for their ongoing water quality testing program. These efforts have not only provided important information to recreational users, the local communities and visitors, but will also help inform management plans required by the EPA to address beaches with chronic bacteria problems. Now that’s citizen science at it’s finest! Help bring together local knowledge and shared data from Surfrider and Oregon’s Beach Monitoring Program and learn about DEQ’s online mapping tool to support integrating these partner efforts. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP for this event online at http://tinyurl.com/beachworkshop.
Charlie Plybon – Oregon Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation
Kevin Brannan – Natural Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Tim Gross, Public Works Director, City of Newport