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October 14, 2015

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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September 22, 2015

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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September 17, 2015

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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September 17, 2015

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

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

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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September 15, 2015

14th Annual Clean Water Classic – September 25th-27th

The 14th annual Clean Water Classic is set to go off, September 25-27, 2015, in Westport, WA, fingers crossed for another year of sun and proper surf! This is the longest running Pro/Am surf contest in the Pacific Northwest and is presented collectively by the Pacific Northwest chapters of the Surfrider Foundation. 
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September 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Walking in Someone else’s Waders: A Spotlight on our Partners in the Shellfish Industry

As ocean users and coastal residents, we work with a variety of stakeholders and community members on the stewardship of our marine resources. Clean water is arguably the key cornerstone of our focused work at the Surfrider Foundation, and in the state of Washington some of the strongest advocates for clean water protections come from the family farmers in the shellfish industry, this post shines a bit of light on them and the important role that they play.
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September 4, 2015

Put a little Salish Sea News and Weather in your Inbox and jump-start your mornings!

This September, Salish Sea News and Weather begins its 5th year of publishing its weekday news clippings. A compilation of relevant and enlightening news articles on various issues affecting the health of the Salish Sea, this free service is offered by Mike Sato. If you don’t already receive the daily email, sign up today! 
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August 21, 2015 | 3 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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