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November 24, 2015 | No Comments

Thank You Surfrider Supporters!!

The holiday season is a great time to reflect on the previous year and give thanks to those who have supported you. At Surfrider we value the contributions that our members provide daily advocating for our cause. Thank you for everything you do from all the Surfrider staff around the country and have a happy start to the festive holiday season!

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Science Forum 2015.11.17
November 23, 2015 | No Comments

Coastal Erosion, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise Science Forum

The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee hosted a science forum at Grays Harbor Community College on Tuesday, November 17th.  It turned out to be one of the worst days of weather we’ve seen this year, but that didn’t stop 50+ people from attending!
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November 13, 2015 | No Comments

Marine Spatial Planning Featured in New Surfrider Journal

If you are a Surfrider member who’s membership or donations are $50 or more annually then you have probably received the new Surfrider hard copy journal The Drop in the mail. The document contains information on what’s happening on a large scale with Surfrider, as well as regional updates from field staff throughout the United States. If you are currently not a member please sign-up so you can receive The Drop, support Surfrider’s mission, and be part of a network of activists working for our oceans and beaches. Below is an update on marine spatial planning (MSP) featured recently in The Drop.
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October 30, 2015 | No Comments

Sea Level Rise, Coastal Flooding, and Coastal Erosion Workshop November 17th, 6-8pm

The public is invited to the science forum “Changing Shorelines” on Tuesday November 17th to learn about coastal hazards in Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.  Top scientists will present recent studies about coastal erosion, flooding, and sea-level rise, and will bring in specific discussion of what this means for coastal Washington. This free and educational event is hosted by the Grays Harbor Marine Resources Committee and will allow participants to interact with scientists, learn about shoreline science, and leave with a better understanding about coastlines.  Light dinner will be provided.
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E. Ballard Green Street Group Pic
October 14, 2015 | No Comments

Ocean Friendly Gardens Grow in Seattle

Courtesy of a grant received two years ago from the Rose Foundation and Soundkeeper, funded through the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, the Seattle chapter was able to purchase plants for the East Ballard Green Street Project. 
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WA Coast LD Group Shot
September 22, 2015 | No Comments

Chapter Activists Take Part in Surfrider Leadership Development Program

The Surfrider Leadership Program began on the Washington coast as a way to empower coastal community leaders who are actively engaged in conservation efforts.  Initially, several trainings were offered and participants had the opportunity to learn the requirements of public meetings, facilitation skills, how to run effective meetings, and how to improve communications. The positive feedback from those trainings led to an effort to assess the need for a more formal program. Driven by those favorable results a program was designed to address the needs of both the coast and the conservation community.  
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Oil Train
September 17, 2015 | No Comments

Massive Oil Export Terminals are #NotTheAnswer in Grays Harbor

UPDATE: Public Comment Period Extended to November 30th, 2015
The Washington Department of Ecology and the City of Hoquiam recently released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Westway and Imperium Oil Terminals within Grays Harbor. Between now and October 29th, we are asking Surfrider activists to speak up and help us protect this special place from dirty fossil fuel export.

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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
September 17, 2015 | No Comments

MSP Progress and WCMAC Meeting in Aberdeen Sept. 23rd

Significant progress on the development of Washington’s Marine Spatial Plan (MSP) has occurred over the past few months. With the State Legislature recently allocating additional funding to finalize this important work over the next biennium, numerous projects have also recently been completed that will be a significant help in efforts to better protect special places along the Washington coast for generations to come. 
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September 17, 2015 | No Comments

Grays Harbor’s Marine Resource Committee Kicks Off Marine Speaker Series

Want to learn more about crabs, shellfish, harmful algal blooms and how they’re managed?  Join us at Grays Harbor College next Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, for an evening with Joe Schumacker, fisheries biologist with the Quinault Indian Nation, and Dan Ayers, shellfish biologist with the Washington Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife.  
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September 17, 2015 | No Comments

Join Us for International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19th!

Washington CoastSavers and the Surfrider Foundation are once again taking part in the global effort to reduce marine debris on beaches around the world. Online registration is now open for the International Coastal Cleanup, September 19th.
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