"Our mission is the projection and enjoyment of oceans, waves, and beaches through powerful activist work."
This was the start of the Surfrider Foundation.
Since 2006, the non-profit has been victorious in 215 of their campaigns.
Statewide, the chapters are currently working on several issues: Ban the Bag, Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), Wave Energy and Territorial Sea Planning, Marine Reserves and Special Places, and the Snowrider Project/Don't Be a Tosser.
The Portland chapter meets at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday every month at SE Lucky Lab (map). Meetings are open to the public. Under 21 welcome until 9pm.
Join Surfrider here or for more information on the Portland chapter visit here.