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March 15, 2016

Call to action: comment on King County stormwater plan

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. 
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March 15, 2016

March 2016 newsletter

In case you missed it! The March 2016 newsletter is here. Chapter meeting/social Tuesday, March 15th, 6:45PM at Stoup Brewing. All are welcome!

March 6, 2016

New research shows prevalence of cigarette litter at UW

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:

Smoking Area #28 at UW

Smoking Area #28 at UW

February 16, 2016

February 2016 news

Did you receive our February 2016 newsletter? Get it here!

Feb. 16th chapter meeting 6:45PM, Stoup Brewing in Ballard. Free and open to all- we looking forward to seeing you there to learn about all those new baby orcas from Colleen Crotty with Whale Scout.

January 15, 2016

January 2016 news

Our January 2016 newsletter went out today, did you see it? You can find it online here.

Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th at 6:45 at Stoup Brewing located in Ballard at 1108 NW 52nd St. Head straight up the stairs to the private room, and please don’t bring any drinks up. We will hear from Kiley Sullivan and Nick Schippers about the results of their research for Hold On To Your Butts and their capstone projects for University of Washington.


January 6, 2016

HOTYB successes in 2015

Seattle Surfrider had a great 2015, and we just want to send a shout out and THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the awesome successes of the Hold On To Your Butt program! In 2014, we donated 2 cigarette cans to Alki Beach through Seattle Parks, and sold only 1 cigarette can, so the numbers below show significant growth.

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December 2, 2015

New Research on Cigarette Litter in Seattle

On Monday, December 7th, Seattle Surfrider’s summer interns Nick Schippers and Kiley Sullivan will present their capstone research projects for UW’s Program on the Environment. Nick will present at 3:55PM and Kiley at 4:05PM in the Fisheries Auditorium (Room 102). The capstone projects are a collaboration between UW students, faculty, and a local organization. The event is free and open to the public; the full schedule and driving directions are here. Hope to see you there!

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October 28, 2015

Local businesses battle cigarette litter

The Hold On To Your Butt outreach team has been very busy this year! With an initial goal of installing 20 cigarette canisters around Seattle in 2015, the team has surpassed expectations and recently handed out their 27th can! The program encompasses education and outreach with the public with the ultimate goal of preventing cigarette butt litter from reaching local beaches, parks, and waterways. To achieve this goal, volunteers have been out and about the city to encourage installation of functional cigarette canisters.
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October 19, 2015

Chapter Meeting Tomorrow, October 20th!

We hope to see everyone at Stoup Brewing in Ballard, next Tuesday, October 20th for our monthly meeting. On the agenda:
  • Mike McCann from the Snowrider Project will relay ways to get involved with spreading the cleanwater love to the frozen kind…
  • We’ll discuss the major events of the past month, including the new Rain Garden Installation in East Ballard and the Clean Water Classic.

Head straight up the stairs, or come early for a happy hour beverage, but please don’t bring any drinks up there from the bar – we have growlers to share.

When: October 20, 6:45-8PM

Where:  Stoup Brewing, 1108 NW 52nd St, Ballard
For more info on what the chapter is up to, please read our recent newsletter.
September 18, 2015

A brief history of cigarette litter

Hold On To Your Butt (Seattle) is releasing the below cigarette litter comic for distribution, with artwork by Thad Allen. Please contact for a high quality file of this comic and other educational materials.

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