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Heads up! Next Wednesday, June 18th, is Seattle chapter’s International Surfing Day event. As we obviously don’t have surf in the city, we will be having a stand up paddleboarding race on Lake Union. You can show up in a swimsuit, try out a board, or even join the race on the spot! Urban Surf will be our event host, at 2100 North Northlake Way. The event is free and open to the pubic; it starts at 5:30PM and goes til 8PM. There will be food and drinks, and as always, an excellent raffle. Proceeds benefit the chapter and our Hold On To Your Butts campaign. Hope to see you there!
Can we protect our favorite beaches for future generations? Yes, we can! We have launched our Recreational Use Survey and we couldn’t be more excited to share this opportunity to shape our shorelines with you. The goal of this survey is to find the dollar value of coastal recreation to our state as well as document prominent locations of coastal recreation; this spatial data is needed as Washington state, coastal tribal nations, and collaborating federal agencies move forward with a process called marine spatial planning. A similar study by Surfrider Foundation in Oregon found that four million permanent residents take 27 million individual trips to the coast annually and spend about $2.4 billion on the Oregon coast. This is impressive data that gives recreation a voice in coastal planning, but to gather that information we need your help. This survey is for all of Washington’s coastal beach-goers- paddlers, surfers, divers, sand-castle builders- if you enjoy the beaches, then we want you to take the survey HERE and then pass it on to your friends!
Learn more about the survey at: http://washington.surfrider.org/rec-use/
Our pals at Zeeks in Ravenna got a bit too excited about all the good stuff happening in Seattle right now and double booked the chapter meeting. But we’re not ones to hold a grudge so we will be having the Chapter meeting at the same time, 6:45, on Tuesday, May 20th at Zeeks Pizza in Greenlake located at 7900 East Green Lake Dr N. So Zeeks in Greenlake NOT Zeeks in Ravenna. Sorry for the extra email and this change of location. The same good stuff such as summer events and updates on local programs and campaigns will still be happening!
This summer is looking action packed with a full slate of good times in the forecast. First up, our monthly chapter meeting is ready to roll next Tuesday at 6:45 at Zeke’s Pizza in Ravenna. Events, programs, and general conversations are in the plans.
International Surfrider Day celebration will be on June 18th, a few days early, at Urban Surf again. Come by for paddle demos, raffles, and a great party!
Stoke the Slough June 29th! Back again with a fun paddle followed up by a great party at Red Hook. Benefits from the race benefit the Seattle Chapter.
The Snowrider Project is eyeballing their annual Alpental cleanup for July 12th. Always a well attended event with food and drinks available post cleanup. Keep it clean upstream!!
76 people attend the Earth Day beach cleanup at Golden Gardens, check out the pic below of several of the volunteers! Thanks to all who came out and helped keep one of our prized local beaches clean.
Reminder, the Seattle Chapter will be hosting an Earth Day beach cleanup at Golden Gardens in Seattle tomorrow, April 21st from 1-4, rain or shine. Going to be a lot of fun while doing some good so might be a good day to call in to work with that unique illness and come join us. We will be set up at Shelter #1, see ya there.
Adding to the positive Earth Day vibes spreading throughout western Washington, Surfrider has confirmed that we will be hosting a cleanup at Golden Gardens on April 22nd from 1-4. Folks from the EPA along with Surfrider supporters will meet at Shelter 1 for info and then head out and work to rid the beach of those annoying cigarette butts amongst other debris. For more details shoot us an email and we’ll cya at the beach!
3 upcoming events on the docket for the Seattle Chapter. We are preparing for the coastal cleanup in cooperation CoastSavers. We will be hosting the registration station and BBQ at Twin Harbors State Park in Westport. For more info, contact Casey Dennehy. Second, we will be hosting a beach cleanup at Golden Gardens in Ballard on April 22nd from 1-4pm. Lastly, the chapter meeting is scheduled for 6:45 at Zekes Pizza in Ravenna on April 15th. Stay tuned for more updates on the agenda!!
For March, we will be meeting Tuesday, March 18th at 6:45pm at Zeke’s Pizza in Ravenna located at 2108 NE 65th st. We have tables reserved and will be hosting a special guest speaker, Ryan Cruse from Warm Current. Ryan we’ll be presenting on this summers upcoming youth surf camps on the WA coast. They’re a ton of fun for the groms and of course the volunteers. Come learn how you can volunteer this summer at the chapter meeting.
Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:45pm at Schultzy’s (4114 University Way NE, Seattle). We will be signing up volunteers for the film screening of STAND at the Mountaineers Club, and planning our 2014 Beach Clean Up events. Stick around for pub trivia at 8pm, featuring a special bonus round of ocean themed questions.