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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!
The Seattle Parks Commission will be considering a policy to make our parks smoke free tomorrow, April 16th, at 6:30. As a chapter who finds endless, in fact more than anything else, cigarette butts in our parks and on our beaches we support this policy and will be attending the hearing to voice our support! If you have any questions please contact Barbie and join us for our next Chapter meeting on the 21st, 6:45, at Zeeks Pizza in Greenlake to learn how you can make your voice heard on the issue.
This Earth Day, April 22nd, from 2:30-4 the chapter is going to host a cleanup at Alki Beach! We already have several groups joining us for the day where we expect to remove the always large quantities of cigarette butts off the beach so they don’t make it into our waters. Last year’s Earth Day cleanup had over 80 attendees and we’re hoping for much of the same this year so sneak out of work a bit early and help us keep this great stretch of sand in Seattle clean! For any questions please contact the Chapter.
Before you indulge in the St. Patrick’s Day festivities join us for our monthly chapter meeting at Zeeks Pizza in Greenlake starting at 6:45! We will be discussing several items like the upcoming coastal beach cleanup. More details in the link below and we will see ya there!