LOCAL Programs

  • Hold On To Your Butt (HOTYB): HOTYB is a national campaign that many Surfrider chapters have undertaken to reduce cigarette litter on their beaches, and now we hope to make a difference locally. We keep noticing the absurd amounts of cigarette butts we pick up on our beach cleans around Seattle, so we’re trying to do something about it!  Come to a chapter meeting or reach out to the committee to get involved; we need people of all skills to help us do effective outreach, fundraising, and planning; contact is
  • Beach Cleanups: Our chapter is involved in local cleanups at parks and beaches in the Seattle area as well as coastal cleanups around Westport, WA. Sign-up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming opportunities or contact us for more information. 


  • Marine Spatial Planning (MSP): Our volunteers helped secure 3.7 million for MSP, some of which is supported our Recreational-Use Study. (See our statewide page for more details).  We are expecting a draft plan in February 2017 and will be working with our stakeholders and members to provide robust comments. For more information or to get involved please visit our Washington Surfrider page or contact WA Policy Manager Gus Gates.