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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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September 14, 2016

International Coastal Cleanup Saturday, September 17th

Make it to your favorite beach this Saturday, September 17th, for the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC). Thousands of people around Washington will gather to clean local beaches and share a positive experience centered around stewardship. All Washington Surfrider chapters have a cleanup they will be involved with ranging from Locust Beach in Bellingham, to locations along the coast. Follow the “more details” link for specifics and register at coastsavers.org.
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September 7, 2016

Clean Water Classic October 7th-9th

The long-running Clean Water Classic surf comp where competitors, volunteers, and spectators from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond converge on Westport, WA is just around the corner, Oct. 7th-9th, with registration now open. We’re fired up for another year of surf, evening events, and overall gathering that supports the amazing work being done by chapters in this region.
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August 31, 2016

2016 Cascadia Conference Recap

The Surfrider Foundation’s annual Cascadia Conference is an annual event anticipated by activist veterans, staff, and emerging leaders new to the Surfrider family. This year’s Cascadia Conference was held in Newport, OR and activists from Washington, British Columbia, and Oregon all showed up in force, with record numbers and a high level of engagement, passion and dedication from our chapter leaders. 
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August 9, 2016

WA Chapter’s Public Meetings, Location and Dates

Looking to attend your local chapter’s next public meeting? Click below to get the list of dates, times, and locations so you can be sure to attend to meet some amazing new people, learn new interesting information, and find ways that you can help local water quality and beach access in your community. All dates and times are subject to change so please contact your local chapter to ensure exactly where and when the public chapter meeting will take place.
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July 14, 2016

Tacoma Rises Above Plastics

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 the Tacoma City Council held a vote and passed a bring your own bag ordinance. After almost four years of work, the South Sound chapter remained dedicated to seeing the policy through. Following three hours of testimony, debate, and a late substitute bill threatening to undo their work, the chapter and the city of Tacoma were victorious with an 8-1 vote in favor of the chapter supported legislation.
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July 6, 2016

WA Chapters Rock International Surfing Day

It was another successful year for International Surfing Day (ISD) as Surfrider Chapters around the globe celebrated their love for beaches and waves. Each chapter hosts their own event featuring cleanups, community celebrations, and sometimes a little bit of both. This year did not disappoint in Washington as three chapters combined serious fun with some beach conservation focused energy for ISD 2016. 
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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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