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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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Photo: Gus Gates, WA Policy Manager
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
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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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2015 Cascadia Group Shot
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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Commencement Bay
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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