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6 Seattle chapter volunteers spent a morning at Alki talking with beachgoers about cigarette litter and the opportunity to clean up our beaches and streets through the Hold On To Your Butt campaign. West Seattle Blog already did 2 articles on this initiative; a general intro and one focused on the new canisters and outreach at Alki. The Alki Volleyball Association supported the initiative by announcements over their speaker system and giving an extra raffle ticket to each volleyball player for every 10 cigarette butts picked up. The community reception was overall very positive!
Pointing out the new ash cans to people walking/skating/biking the path along Alki
Check out the latest news and the info about the upcoming chapter meeting Tuesday night August 19th starting at 6:45 at the Green Lake Zeeks Pizza!
Our campaign to reduce cigarette litter is really getting going! Did you know cigarette butts are plastic and recyclable (if sent to TerraCycle)? We know all the littered butts are a problem on Seattle beaches and we hope you will get involved to help us provide smokers with a solution to disposing of cigarette litter. The HOTYB committee is working with Seattle Parks to place a few ash cans at Alki Beach and develop outreach materials. Got an idea to help? Get involved! Contact HOTYB@seattlesurfrider.org
Volunteers find pounds and pounds of cigarette butts on local beaches during cleanups
Please use #hotyb and @SEASurfrider on Twitter/instagram, and stay in the loop on our Facebook page
The Snowrider mountain cleanups at Alpental and Stevens are this Saturday, July 12.
July’s Seattle chapter meeting is Tuesday, July 15, 6:45PM at Zeek’s Pizza in Green Lake.
See the newsletter here with more details
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 public; it starts at 5:30PM and goes til 8PM. Kids SUP race is at 6:15, adults SUP race at 7:15, arrive 30 minutes before to register. Check out the Facebook event page to see a few other faces you might recognize that will be there tonight!
There will be local brew, and as always, an excellent raffle (bring small bills to buy raffle tickets). Proceeds benefit the chapter and our Hold On To Your Butts campaign. This event is for everyone, young and old, members and non-members. Come take photos, post them to your instagram with #ISD14 and #myspecialplace and enter to win a national contest. Hope to see you there!
The Seattle chapter meeting is tonight, June 17th at 6:45 at Zeeks Pizza in the Green Lake location, 7900 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle. This spot was great for our last chapter meeting and they even have pizza by the slice! We will be discussing International surfing day, our hold on to your butts cigarette program (HOTYB), and other upcoming summer events. The HOYTB committee is looking for a few new members as there has been some great progress, if interested contact Barbie. It’s a great time to get involved as the weather improves so join the chapter tonight at Zeeks!
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!!