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December 21, 2016

2016 Surfrider Leadership Academy Recap

Earlier this month, the Surfrider Leadership Academy convened in Ocean Shores for the group’s third and final retreat. They applied their improved leadership skill set by giving a presentation to a small group about the complexities of making sustainable locally caught seafood available to coastal communities and visitors. It was an issue that the group identified as important to the health of coastal communities and our marine resources. They decided to investigate the issue further as a group project and spent several months engaging their network to better understand the challenges and opportunities.
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December 7, 2016

Welcome New Chapter Chair Johannes Ariens!

Johannes is a native Pacific North Westerner who has come to the Seattle Chapter by way of the Olympic Peninsula.  Now a long time Seattle resident, he spends a significant amount of time recreating on the Washington coast as well as our many inland waterways and mountains.  As a long time member of the Surfrider Foundation, Johannes has been quietly advocating for the protection of our waterways and sees this effort as a critical component to the continued economic growth and ecological health of our region. 
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November 29, 2016

Don’t sh*t where you eat my friends

This past summer the Washington Department of Ecology proposed a federal No Discharge Zone (NDZ) for Puget Sound to protect our waterways from pathogens and bacteria like fecal coliform that exceed water quality standards and threaten human health and sensitive habitat. A NDZ prohibits discharge of all treated or untreated vessel sewage from all vessels in the Sound. More info and ways to lend your support included below.
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November 14, 2016

Grays Harbor County Speaker Series: Oyster Growing

The Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee is offering a free educational evening at Grays Harbor College tomorrow (11/15) from 6-8pm.  Several industry experts will talk about the oyster growing business, how it benefits the community, what types of monitoring efforts are done to keep the delicious seafood safe, and future challenges for oyster growers.
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November 7, 2016

Next WCMAC Meeting Nov. 9th in Aberdeen

While the rest of the country might be trying to shake off their post election hangover, the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WCMAC) will be rolling up their sleeves to further advance the development of a marine spatial plan for Washington’s outer coast. See agenda and meeting info…
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October 17, 2016

2016 Clean Water Classic

The 15th annual and 2016 Clean Water Classic was a memorable contest this year to say the least. Saturday conditions were rough but a jumping Saturday night bash and clean fun waves on Sunday made up for a difficult start. Follow the “more details” link for a beautiful video recap of the contest from Northfork Industries and for a quick rundown of this years event.
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October 6, 2016

2016 Coastal Marine Resources Committee Summit

2016 Coastal Marine Resource Committee Summit
October 20th-22nd
Long Beach, Washington
The Breakers and the Cranberry Museum

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October 1, 2016

Ecology Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Westway Oil Terminal Expansion in Grays Harbor

The Washington Department of Ecology has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Westway Oil terminal development project within Grays Harbor and the City of Hoqiuam. This has been a long running campaign for Surfrider Chapters in Washington as the potential environmental impacts associated with an oil spill, explosion, or fire would have devastating impacts to this major hub for ocean and coastal recreation on the Washington Coast
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September 28, 2016

12 Annual Soundwaves Benefit Concert

Join the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation at the 12th annual Soundwaves benefit concert at Boundary Bay Brewery on Oct. 1st from 6pm to 11pm! 
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September 14, 2016

Grays Harbor Shoreline Master Program Update Open House

Grays Harbor County is holding it’s final public workshop on the draft update to the county’s shoreline master program (SMP). Shoreline master programs contain policies and regulations to manage rivers, lakes, streams, and marine waters and the adjacent land. 
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