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Westport Big
August 21, 2015 | No Comments

Grays Harbor Proposed Oil Terminals DEIS Release Date

For almost two and half years Surfrider has been involved with the permitting process for two oil terminals, Westway and Imperium, in Grays Harbor. The permits, originally green-lighted by the Department of Ecology and the city of Hoquiam, were opposed by Surfrider and our partners as we firmly believe that the proposed terminals need to go through a formal environmental review process. With an appeal to the Shoreline Hearings Board, Surfrider and our partners were successful in making the environmental review process happen.  
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BB RG Front
August 11, 2015 | No Comments

OFG in the 253 Part 3

The final touches were recently put on a rain garden installation that saw education, site planning, and a hands-on workday featuring members from the South Sound chapter. For the full story, see the article about the site consultation, followed by the story of the site planning/visit day. Below, learn more about the garden and what the growing Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) program is up to in Washington.
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2015 Cascadia Group Shot
July 30, 2015 | No Comments

2015 Cascadia Conference

Surfrider conferences rarely let you down and 2015 did not disappoint. Converging on the town of Long Beach, WA activist were met with “old school” Washington summer weather with some grey and a bit of rain. During the meetings the sun broke and the spirit came out in force with passion for our beaches and astounding WA coast displayed on the faces of the attendees from WA, OR, and BC. 
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July 16, 2015 | No Comments

Marine Resources Advisory Council to further work on ocean acidification in WA at upcoming meeting in Port Orchard

The Washington Marine Resources Advisory Council (MRAC) will hold their next meeting on July 22nd, from 10am to 3pm at the NOAA Manchester Research Station in Port Orchard to discuss recent updates and review progress on adaptation and remediation strategies of ocean acidification in Washington.
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July 14, 2015 | No Comments

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to Meet in Port Angeles

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will hold their next meeting on July 17th from 9:30am-3:30pm in The Landing Building Room #205 in Port Angeles, check out the agenda for more info.
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Freedom Firework
July 7, 2015 | No Comments

Chapter Activists Swarm WA Beaches, Pick Up 4th of July Trash

If you were to visit Washington beaches on the 5th of July and did not understand the holiday that happened the day before you may think it part of our culture to celebrate destroying and trashing our public beaches and deem it patriotic. Every year thousands upon thousands of pounds of trash including firework debris, food packaging, beer boxes, and whatever else you can imagine is left on our beaches leaving an end of the world disaster look. As a result, Surfrider activists took proactive measures to reduce the trash while also circling up at various beaches to pick up what others left behind.
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July 6, 2015 | No Comments

Exploring the Depths of Elliot Bay via Submersible

A couple weeks back, I had the unique experience of being invited to participate in a submersible dive to the depths of Elliot Bay with the good folks at OceanGate. Upon return, I felt as if I’d spent the afternoon in outer space, check out a few pictures and links to more information. 
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June 28, 2015 | No Comments

ISD 2015, A Successful Year

International Surfing day once again brought with it good vibes and celebratations hosted by chapters throughout Washington. Parties and paddles took place in Seattle, Port Angeles, Tacoma, and Olympia bringing together water lovers here in Washington state.
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June 22, 2015 | No Comments

WCMAC Meeting Wednesday in Montesano

The Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WCMAC) will be holding their next meeting to further develop a marine spatial plan for Washington’s coast. The meeting will be held in the library of Montesano High School which is in a different location than previously held meetings. 
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Water is a way of life in Washington, and our special marine and freshwater places would be damaged irreversibly by a major oil spill. Photo: Gus Gates, WA Policy Manager
June 17, 2015 | No Comments

Surfrider Leadership Program – Washington Coast

We are excited to announce that the Surfrider Leadership Program – WA Coast officially launches today!  This pilot is the realization of a concept that many of us began working on in 2014, and we have been finalizing the design of this program with community members and other partners for the past six months.
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