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June 30, 2016

Shared Waters, Shared Values: Stand With Quinault Indian Nation July 8th

Crude oil terminals threaten the habitat and productivity of Grays Harbor and the Coast and the way of life for everyone who lives, works and plays in the region. We are encouraging anyone who is interested to join the Quinault Indian Nation’s SHARED WATERS, SHARED VALUES March and Rally To Say “No” to crude oil in Grays Harbor! JULY 8th Hoquiam, WA
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June 13, 2016

Capitol Chapter Launches BWTF Program

This summer, the Capitol-Olympia Chapter of Surfrider is kicking off a Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) water testing program for the very first time in the chapter’s history. In partnership with Washington’s Department of Ecology and Thurston County, the Capitol-Olympia Chapter will be collecting water samples to test for bacteria at Priest Point Park beach. The chapter started sampling four sites in Priest Point Park on May 24, and will continue to sample on a bi-weekly basis until the end of August. The Department of Ecology and Thurston County is processing the samples and posting the results online.
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June 13, 2016

Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council to Meet Wednesday in Aberdeen

The Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WCMAC) will be having their next meeting to further advance the marine spatial plan for the outer coast on Wednesday, June 15th from 9:30am to 3:30pm. 
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June 8, 2016

Join Your Chapter for an International Surfring Day Event!

The sun is shining, temperatures are heating up, and people are enjoying their oceans, waves and beaches. Celebrate the sunny season and all the work chapter member’s have done by attending your local chapter’s International Surfing Day (ISD) event! It’s a swell time of year to get involved, learn about local water issues, and meet new people! Been absent from a chapter meeting or event of late? ISD is a great reason to jump back in and hear about what’s been happening in a fun and social setting. 
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June 3, 2016

Oil Terminal Proposals & Strengthening the Thin Green Line

I was just about to sit down to write a post with updates on a couple of our campaigns to stop massive oil terminal development within SW Washington, when a friend sent me a note with breaking news of a crude oil train derailment and fire that just happened within the Columbia River Gorge…
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May 19, 2016

Surfrider Leadership Academy – Washington Coast

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Surfrider Leadership Academy – WA Coast officially launches today! The academy builds off last year’s successful pilot program and will run a full 6 months with additional training sessions.
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May 18, 2016

GPT Bites the Dust

The country’s largest proposed coal export terminal has met it’s end after a long, drawn out fight. The result brought a major victory for Surfrider and all those who made up the coalition opposing it. Surfrider was an active opponent from the start as the information slowly came together on the breadth and threat this proposal posed to the health of local waters and the world class recreation the Bellingham area provides. 
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May 17, 2016

MSP Spatial Analysis Workshop 5/26 in Aberdeen

Progress continues thru the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council (WCMAC) to develop a marine spatial plan for the outer coast. The upcoming mapping workshop will take a deeper dive into some of the data layers that will be used developing the plan.
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May 16, 2016

GHC MRC Speaker Series Event May 24th

Join the Grays Harbor County Marine Resources Committee on May 24th at Grays Harbor College for the latest speaker series installment. The featured speaker for this event will be Wendy Beeghley, fish biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. She will be discussing the methods used to manage the recreational salmon fisheries off of Grays Harbor.
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May 10, 2016

Stand Up for Grays Harbor

Surfrider, along with several other partners, is an active member of a coalition making their voice heard about the threats of dirty fossil fuels to our oceans, waves and beaches. As in past years, we are promoting Hands Across the Sand in an effort to get more publicity and to coalesce with other concerned citizens and groups around this issue. We are asking for volunteers to take part in Hands Across the Sand this Saturday, May 21st, at noon at Westhaven State Park right on the beach. 
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