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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 | 1 Comment

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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July 17, 2014 | No Comments

Meet Arnold Schouten- surfer, conservationist, leader

Arnold is a member of the Clallam County Marine Resource Committee (MRC) and Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. He has surfed the Olympic Peninsula since the early 1980’s and frequently uses local beaches for walks, birding, watching sunsets. His intimate knowledge of the Olympic Peninsula combined with his passion for clean waters and a healthy ecosystem has made him a vocal supporter of the Surfrider mission to protect oceans, waves, and beaches for our enjoyment. Additionally, through the Clallam MRC Arnold works to educate and inform the public and officials about eelgrass beds, ocean acidification, and bluff erosion. He has also been involved in oil spill prevention and has responded to three local oil spills.
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July 2, 2014 | No Comments

July 5 beach clean at Westport

You know how the beaches look after 4th of July festivities? Covered with fireworks litter and party remnants; not so great for making our beaches beautiful and waters clean. Please come join us for a beach clean at Westhaven State Park this Saturday, July 5, 10am-2pm, rain or shine. You can see event details on our coastal blog and come kick off the unofficial first day of summer sunshine in the Northwest. Or if you’re headed to Long Beach, join the Grassroots Garbage Gang for their July 5th cleanup.
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2014 La Push CS
June 16, 2014 | No Comments

International Surfing Day and World Oceans Month

June 20 is our favorite holiday- International Surfing Day! These events are all about building community, having a good time, learning about Surfrider’s work in your neighborhood and fundraising for these efforts. Raffle prizes are always highly anticipated as well! Check out all the options at the ISD website or our statewide events calendar.
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