Talk on Blue Water Task Force

January 5, 2017 - 6:30 PM
Central Lincoln PUD, public meeting room
2129 N Coast Hwy
Newport, OR

Photo of Vince Pappalardo.
Vince Pappalardo.

The public is invited to a presentation by Vince Pappalardo at the MidCoast Watersheds Council meeting on Thursday, January 5, at 6:30 pm in Newport, to learn about the Surfrider Foundation’s Blue Water Task Force. His talk will be held in the public meeting room at the Central Lincoln PUD building, (2129 N. Coast Hwy. in Newport, across from the Safeway complex).  Refreshments will be served.

The Blue Water Task Force project engages volunteers in testing beach water quality.

Vince Pappalardo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University and has been a professional mechanical engineer for the last 29 years. However, his passion is surfing and he has a deep love of the ocean. To support his passion, Vince has been an active member of the Newport Surfrider Chapter for the last 10 years. In that time, he has served as the Beach Cleanup Coordinator, Blue Water Task Force Coordinator and now holds the position of Volunteer Coordinator.

Vince’s presentation will focus on the work done by the Newport Surfrider Foundation testing local water quality, cleaning up beaches and shaping local marine policy.  There will be an emphasis on the water quality testing work in terms of what is tested, where tests are done, and the current state of water quality at the five to ten sites tested weekly.

For more information, contact Evan Hayduk of MidCoast, [email protected].