The Newport BWTF is run through a partnership with the Oregon Coast Aquarium Youth Volunteer Program and our local volunteers and members. Volunteers in the Newport community collect water samples and deliver them to the Water Quality Lab at the Oregon Coast Aquarium weekly. Youth volunteers process samples in the lab and educate Oregon Coast Aquarium visitors and volunteers about the program. The Chapter hosts an "Oceans Today Kiosk" display at the aquarium as part of an extended NOAA partnership to help educate the public about local citizen-science efforts.
For more information on the Newport, Oregon BWTF water testing program visit newport.surfrider.org
To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.