‘Where did all the sand go?’ is Surfrider topic

The Newport chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will present its virtual January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a discussion of how and why beaches change with the movement of sand, and how this affects beach use. 

The panel includes Jonathan Allan, coastal geomorphologist for the state of Oregon, and Jay Senewald, ocean shore coordinator for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. 

Allan will give an overview of the coastal processes that form the beaches, and specifically, how and why Newport’s Agate Beach has changed over the last few years. Senewald will explain the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s responsibility for managing the ocean shore and how Oregon Administrative Rules guide the agency, including the need for permits for shoreline alterations and the process for public participation. 

There will be plenty of time for questions after the presentations. For free tickets, register at sand-movement.eventbrite.com.


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