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Oil Train
October 10, 2014 | No Comments

Draft Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study Released, Public Comment Being Accepted

The Department of Ecology recently released their Draft Marine & Rail Oil Transportation Study as tasked by Governor Inslee following the 2014 Legislative Session. They also firmed up dates, locations, and times for upcoming public hearings at the end of October to accept public comment on the report. After spending the better part of an otherwise gorgeous October afternoon reading all 110 pages of the report, I can honestly say that it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to protecting our rich marine ecosystem. Coastal advocates should take the time to get up to speed on this issue and make their voice heard over the next month.
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October 7, 2014 | No Comments

Dropping Science at the Weekly Monster Seminar JAM @ NOAA

We are fortunate to live in an area where cutting edge ocean & coastal science is taking place, learning more about this research can only help to promote a more informed & engaged society. The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) Monster Seminar JAM is part of the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series and takes place every Thursday at 11am, seminars are open to the public. The OneNOAA series are a joint effort by several NOAA seminar partners to pool seminars of common interest to help share science and management information and to promote constructive dialogue between scientists, educators, and resource managers. There are some great topics on tap for the Fall Series, check them out and plan to attend…
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September 23, 2014 | No Comments

Coastal Adaptation Resources for a Changing Climate & Washington Coast

Climate change is happening. As coastal residents, beachgoers, and ocean users we have an important role to play in raising awareness about the decisions we make and how the associated impacts affect the resources that we care so much about. While there is no silver bullet to solving the challenges ahead, through our collective actions we can have a meaningful impact by adapting to this change and planning ahead for our future generations and creating more resilient coastal communities.
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Westport Sunset
September 17, 2014 | No Comments

International Coastal Cleanup

Looking for a nice excuse to get outside this weekend? The International Coastal Cleanup is happening this Saturday and our partners at Washington CoastSavers are organizing cleanups across the coast with Surfrider BBQs to reward your efforts in La Push, Hobuck Beach, and Westport. The weather is looking great so take advantage of the sun while you still can!
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September 9, 2014 | No Comments

13th Annual Clean Water Classic Set For Oct. 3-5

The biggest surf competition in the state of Washington is under four weeks away. The 13th annual Clean Water Classic will have all the fixings you’ve come to know from great surfing to evening entertainment. The big difference this year is obvious, a change in date to October with hopes for better waves and weather.
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August 27, 2014 | No Comments

WA Rec Use Survey & Marine Spatial Planning

Washington’s Pacific coast is home to a world-class marine ecosystem and communities where people’s livelihoods depend on a healthy ocean. Now, with a proliferation of new proposals from shipping oil to exploring offshore energy, we are headed for a traffic jam in an increasingly crowded ocean. Through Washington’s Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) efforts, we can tap local knowledge and the best available science to determine how our ocean is used and protected. We can protect our coastal resources and jobs, and maintain our important recreation areas, along with other traditional uses like fishing, crabbing, and shellfish farming that define Washington coast’s cultural and economic heritage.
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Oil Train
August 26, 2014 | No Comments

Will the State of Washington protect our coast and marine ecosystem from a massive oil spill?

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed a fair amount of media attention on the subject of oil transportation in our state. By rail, by pipeline, by vessel…there is a massive amount of oil coming into Washington from other regions and unfortunately we are not adequately prepared in the event of a major spill. 
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August 20, 2014 | No Comments

Updates on the Elwha Dam Removal & Restoration

The final section of the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River is about to be blasted away, completing the largest dam removal project in US history. It’s pretty amazing to see the large scale restoration of a major river happening right here in our backyard, a project many of us have been anxiously awaiting for many years. Check out some of the latest media on the project…
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August 14, 2014 | No Comments

New Washington Policy Manager is on board

Greetings Washington Chapter Members! My name is Gus Gates and I recently joined the great Washington staff to fill the Policy Manager position. Some of you may recognize my name, I previously served as the Oregon Policy Manager with Surfrider Foundation over the past 6 years. I’m looking forward to working with all of you on our statewide campaigns, and hearing what issues get you fired up to protect your local stretch of coast! Below is a little bit about me…
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July 30, 2014 | No Comments

PNW Registration Deadline August 1!!!

The deadline to register for the annual PNW conference is right around the corner so act fast!!! August 1st is the last day to register for a great weekend of learning and fun in beautiful Yachats, OR August 15-17. If you are seasoned Surfrider vet or new to the organization and want to learn more and get more involved this is a great venue for you. For more information or questions contact Brice.
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