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The Nature Conservancy of Washington and their newly acquired property along the Clearwater River.
December 9, 2014 | No Comments

Coastal Preservation on the Olympic Peninsula & Washington Coast

Our friends & partners made some exciting news this past week with two large acquisitions of land for conservation. If you enjoy hiking, bird watching, beach going, and knowing that important salmon habitat is being protected, then get excited!
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November 26, 2014 | No Comments

Holiday Gift Membership Package, Give & Get…Stoked!

Give a blue gift! What better way to make the holidays meaningful than a gift from the Surfrider Foundation? Choose to honor your friends and loved one with a gift membership that will have a lasting impact for generations to come. Your gift membership will support the largest network of coastal defenders – the Surfrider chapter network – to continue to protect what we love – our oceans, waves and beaches.
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November 17, 2014 | No Comments

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Seeks New Members

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in 1999 to provide advice on the management and protection of the sanctuary. A community-based body, the Advisory Council, through its members, serves as a liaison to the community regarding sanctuary issues and represents community interests, concerns, and management needs to the sanctuary. The council is comprised of representatives of Indian tribes, state and local governments, other federal agencies, maritime industry, fishing, education, tourism, conservation organizations and the community at large.
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November 10, 2014 | No Comments

Fall is A Great Time to Get Active With Your Local Chapter

As the Summer has all but wrapped up there is much to reflect on specific to the actions and efforts made by Surfrider Chapters in Washington. The change in weather doesn’t limit those impacts but does provide a good time to reflect on 2014, and plan and prepare for 2015. See what’s happening in your area below and attend a chapter meeting to get a better sense of whats happened at your beach, and how you can get involved with 2015 planning.
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October 27, 2014 | No Comments

Clean Water Classic Recap!

Epic, rad, gnarly, sick; words often used to define some of our best surf experiences. Judging from the feedback we have received from this years Clean Water Classic, we’re pretty confident a few of those adjectives were applied. The sun wax shining and the waves were pumping providing one of the best CWC’s in history. 
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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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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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