SEATTLE SURFRIDER CHAPTERDedicated to improving the health of Puget Sound and Washington Coast More Details
As an aspiring marine biologist my decision to intern at the Surfrider Foundation was an easy one. With chapters spread nationally and internationally, the programs and campaigns that different regions focus on varies in order to cater to their specific environmental needs. But the true mission that unites the Seattle Chapter is to protect the Puget Sound.
The anticipated annual Beach Rescue sponsored by Barefoot Wine is this Saturday, August 8. This year we will again be in Kirkland at Juanita Beach Park, 9-11 AM. Look for the blue Surfrider tent. It is always a blast, with a 21+ gathering from 11-1 at Juanita Pub afterwards– appetizers and refreshments provided. Though the post-cleanup is adults only for this event, we welcome people of all ages to join us to clean those beaches! Should you have a personal watercraft like SUP or kayak, you can clean from the water as well.
Our monthly public chapter meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday the 21st, starting at 6:45 at Stoup Brewing. It’s gonna be a light agenda discussing recent and upcoming events followed by a social hour so come share some good summer stories with good company tomorrow night! Below is a link to our recent newsletter with more information. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=02aa518a8600689dacff54ef9&id=297400589d&e=5c567525e4
Surfrider Team has been very active these past few weekends at the Alki Beach Volleyball Tournaments that are hosted by AVA (Alki Volleyball Association). Helping to Auction off a bike on the 4th of July was just part of the fun recently as interns Kiley, Chaewoo and Nick worked along side Hold On To Your Butts program manager Barbie Clabots.
On May 28th 2015, the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners approved a citywide ordinance calling for all parks to be smoke free. A prior ruling back in 2010 prohibited the use of cigarettes on city beaches and within 25 feet of other park users. The current ordinance calls for parks to be completely free from cigarette use, not dependent on the presence of other park patrons. The ruling is set to go into effect on July 6th.
An action packed week for the Seattle Chapter lies ahead. Tuesday we will have our monthly chapter meeting starting at 6:45 at Stoup Brewing in Ballard. Wednesday, time for the traditional International Surfing Day celebration at Urban Surf in Greelake kicking off at 5:30. Click this link for our recent newsletter with more details and come take part in the festivities!
We will be having our monthly chapter meeting next Tuesday the 19th starting at 6:45 at Stoup Brewing in Ballard. On tap is a presentation from Abby McCarthy of Warm Current who will discuss the upcoming summer youth surf camps. For more information, click here for our recent newsletter.
The Surfrider Foundation is on the prowl! Sunday, April 19, volunteers from the Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation scoured up and down the blocks of Capitol Hill in search of cigarette litter. Unfortunately, the butts were not very difficult to find and after visiting less than 10 establishments in 3 blocks, the total was over 2,000 butts in one hour.
It’s time for our April chapter meeting! Spring is in the air and were ready to get outside and get our hands dirty for our oceans, waves, and beaches. Learn what activities are coming up like beach cleanups, summer events, and various campaigns and programs at our chapter meeting starting at 6:45 at Zeeks Pizza in Greenlake on April 21st! We’ll see ya there!