Local Information for the North Coast of Oregon

The North Coast BWTF program is run in partnership with Oregon Parks & Recreation Department (OPRD). Surfrider volunteers from Portland and the north coast region collect samples at eight locations from Seaside to Short Sands and we process them at a lab set up at the Nehalem Bay State Park facility.  

Sign up to receive the North Coast WQ Results + Alerts newsletter designed to keep citizens up-to-date and safe with monthly water quality results, high bacteria alerts and other north coast water quality news. Sign up here. 

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Ryan Cruse -

One of our sampling sites is located at Short Sands Beach at Oswald West State Park.  A bacteria pollution problem was identified there during the summer of 2013.  Learn more here.  

The North Coast BWTF program is working together with OPRD, the OR Dept. of Environmental Quality and the OR Beach Monitoring Program to help identify the source of pollution and to conduct outreach and education on solutions to the pollution.  

Learn more about beach monitoring programs and water quality issues in Oregon in the water quality section of Surfrider's State of the Beach, Oregon State Report.