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We’ll see you Tuesday, August 16th at Bramling Cross in Ballard, 6:30-8:30PM for a cigarette litter survey and pickup. All are welcome!
In neighborhoods like Fremont and Capitol hill it is no surprise that the bustling nightlife leads to a hefty amount of cigarette butt litter every morning. The burden of cleaning it up usually falls on business owners, who have to sweep the sidewalks day after day. However, both Red Star Taco bar in Fremont and Rockbox in Capitol Hill have teamed up with Surfrider Seattle by installing a Surfrider cigarette canister outside their business to both keep their sidewalks clean and help to prevent cigarette litter from reaching local beaches.
International Surfing Day is just around the corner! Join us next week, June 22nd, for our annual fiesta at Urban Surf. Always a good time featuring a SUP race on lake Union, demo boards, beverages, raffle, and more. We will be kicking it off at 5:30 and running strong til 9 so drop on in and celebrate our ocean, waves and beaches with the Seattle chapter. For any questions, please contact the chapter.
Tonight is our Swill ‘n Swell Spring Bash from 6-9pm at Stoup Brewing with Stoup generously providing a dollar from every pint sold at the event to help support the chapter and our urban runoff campaign. We’ll be showing surf flicks, enjoying tasty beverages, and holding a raffle with some great items so drop on in, admission is free!
April 22 – Earth Day cleanup at Golden Gardens 2-4pm
Details/RSVP on the Facebook event here
April 22 – A Warm Current ‘Shaping the Northwest’ fundraising event at EVO, 7-10pm
Check out locally shaped boards, music, food & drinks and raffle, and help support the great work they do, getting kids in the water!
You can check out the details, and RSVP on the Facebook event here
April 23 – CoastSavers cleanup at Westport State Park
Sign-in starts at 9, and the chapter will be on hand providing a BBQ from 12-1
What better way to spend the weekend following Earth Day than hitting the coast, helping keep it beautiful, and grubbing on complimentary BBQ? Bring family, friends, and your boards!
May 23 – Party at Stoup Brewing
Come kick off the season with us, and enjoy a brew from the fine folks at Stoup, where a portion of every pint sold will benefit the chapter!
Earth Day 2016 is FRIDAY, April 22, and we’ll be setting up shop at Golden Gardens in Ballard! Come on out between 2-4pm,and look out for the blue Surfrider flag. We’ll have garbage bags, gloves and snacks for you! Last year it was a gorgeous day, and we had volunteers of all ages, families, co-workers, and community groups working together to remove piles of garbage from our beaches.
And hey, it’s Friday, what better way to start a fine spring weekend than cleaning our beautiful beach, and then sticking around and enjoying the benefits of digging your toes in the trash-free sand!
King County wants public input by March 31 on their 2016 stormwater management plan. As we’ve cleaned up thousands of cigarette butts off the ground at local streets, beaches, and parks, we want the County to start taking cigarette litter seriously. As of March 2016, there are no local stormwater documents that acknowledge cigarette litter as a toxic, plastic waste product that is fatal to fish and other marine life.
A team of UW student volunteers- Annalee Capellano, Rebeca Zhu Cao, and Corina Yballa have been documenting cigarette litter on campus as part of the Seattle Surfrider’s Hold On To Your Butts program. Their research shows how designated smoking areas lack signs and lack effective cigarette receptacles that could greatly reduce the amount of toxic litter currently piling up around campus. Check it out here: http://cigarette-litter-of-seattle.silk.co/