Join us this Saturday for the Surfrider stop at the Rock and Roll Marathon! Or, join us this Sunday for a cleanup at Dyke Marsh! Or if you’re really feeling stoked, join us for both! Family and friends are welcome at both events, and details are as follows:
Rock and Roll Marathon
Date: Saturday, March 16
Place: Stop # 11, at Goodhope Drive and Anacostia Drive SE in Anacostia Park. The stop is in Anacostia Park, just across the river from the Nationals ballpark.
Location: Eastbound on Anacostia Dr, about 350 yards West of Good Hope Rd.
Approximate mile on the racecourse: 20.7 (this is a really hard point in the marathon with lactic acid bringing out the Tin Man – support is highly valued)
Look here for street closures, which start as early as 6:30 AM in NW and NE: http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa/road-closures
Driving Directions provided by the Marathon:
Head Northwest on MD-5 N/Branch Ave
Merge onto Suitland Pkwy via the ramp to Washington
Keep RIGHT at fork
Slight LEFT onto the ramp
Keep RIGHT at the fork
Turn RIGHT towards ‘Anacostia Pavilion’
Driving directions from DC (use with caution; South Capitol closes around 8 AM but parts of NW and NE close as early as 6:30 AM): Take South Capitol Street away from the U.S. Capitol. You’ll pass the ballpark on your left. As you cross over the South Capitol Street bridge, get in the left-hand lane and a few hundred yards after you exit the bridge on your left you’ll see a light-colored access road that bends sharply to the left up a hill. TURN LEFT THERE and follow the road around. Drive straight for a few hundred yards and follow the road around to the right. Water stop will be a little ways down near the intersection with Good Hope Road. You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the big gray battleship in the river!
Parking Information: Volunteers should park on road South of Anacostia Dr and West of Good Hope Rd SE.
Snacks provided. Volunteers get a free race crew t-shirt. All are welcome, so bring your friends and family! Students can receive community service hours for this event.
Dyke Marsh Cleanup:
Date: Sunday, March 17
Place: Alexandria, Virginia
Volunteers will be transported from and back to Belle Haven Marina via skiff boat. Wear sturdy soled shoes (warm, waterproof boots highly recommended!) and warm layers. Trash bags, gloves, and trash pickers will be provided. Fun holiday swag and treats also available.
Directions to Belle Haven Marina: http://www.saildc.com/directions.php.
For more information on Dyke Marsh, visit: http://www.fodm.org/marshbio.htm.
Four Chapter boards are available for use. Please comment in the Facebook events comment section if you would like to use a Chapter board. If you are not on Facebook, please e-mail email@example.com. NOTE: to use a Chapter board at this event, you must wear at least a 3/2 wetsuit & booties. We encourage you to byo-boat/board.
Following the cleanup, join us in Old Town Alexandria for pizza and beer at Faccia Luna (http://www.faccialuna.com/), rumored to be the best pizza in Virginia. (823 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA).
Surfriders: Due to weather, our monthly chapter meeting is POSTPONED until next Wednesday. Same time, same place. So see you next Wednesday, March 13, 7pm, at Lululemon in Georgetown.
The March Chapter meeting, regularly scheduled for Wednesday March 6 at 7pm Lululemon in Georgetown is PENDING weather developments in DC. We will update you all tomorrow whether the meeting will take place as usual, or postponed due to snow/weather conditions. Stay tuned.
Join Surfrider and a great group of nonprofits and local businesses to support Hurricane Sandy releif efforts. The event will feature a silent auction, music, food and drinks. All profits go to the NJ-based nonprofit rebuildrecover.org Get your tickets here!
Date: February 2, 2013
Place: Malmaison, 3401 Water Street, Georgetown Waterfront, DC
Hope everyone had great New Years, and come join us tonight at the Georgetown Lululemon store at 7pm for our first Chapter meeting of 2013!
Have a great New Years all, and join us on Jan 2 for our regular Chapter meeting at Lululemon in Georgetown, 7pm. All are welcome and hope to see you there!
The next chapter meeting is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5 at 7pm at the Lululemon in Georgetown. Come out and see what the chapter is up to! New members and not-yet-members are always welcome!
RSVP on Facebook (if you’d like): https://www.facebook.com/events/446161512109754/ (while you’re there, you can Like our page too!)
November 7th is the next chapter meeting, at Lululemon Georgetown, 7 PM. Lululemon is on M Street between Wisconsin and Potomac, near the Subway.
Meet great people, lock in our board and brainstorm campaign ideas!
Starting with this month, Surfrider DC meetings will be the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Lululemon in Georgetown. We hope to see you there!
UMD Paint Branch Stream Clean Up
Sunday, Nov 11th: 12pm – 2pm
Acredale Park, 4300 Metzerott Road, College Park, MD (map)
Paint Branch flows through Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. In 1974, Paint Branch was designated as Natural Trout Waters by the state of Maryland, and the stream supports a population of Brown Trout. This cleanup will help protect this fragile habitat, and stop the trash from flowing downstream.
Meet in the Acredale Park parking lot (first lot on the left after you turn onto Metzerott Rd from Route 1).
Dress for cold weather and mud (long pants, sturdy shoes, etc). Cleanup supplies and snacks provided.
UMD Students: Our cleanup site is right next to your campus! Spread the word, bring your friends, and help us stop trash from flowing into the Anacostia River.
Hey Surfrider DC! This month Surfrider celebrates RAPtober, a month-long campaign to raise awareness for its Rise Above Plastics program. We wanted to hold a cleanup for RAPtober, but this is difficult to organize given people’s schedules. So, we decided to hold a distributed cleanup! Everyone gets to hold their own mini one-person cleanup whenever and wherever is most convenient! It’s simple! Here’s what you do:
(1) See plastic trash outdoors (It’s everywhere, but keep a look out on your way to work, outside your house, at the park, or whenever you see some trash.)
(2) Before October ends, pick up at least two (2) pieces of plastic trash and take a picture of you holding the items (use a napkin if it’s gross, but don’t pick up dangerous stuff):
(3) Throw the trash out! (or recycle, if appropriate)
(4) Post the picture you took to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and mention Surfrider DC:
Tag the picture with: #RAPtober
Need some help? Here’s an example tweet:
— Surfrider DC Chapter (@SurfriderDC) October 23, 2012
(5) That’s it!
We only have 9 days of October left, so have at it! After October, we’ll collect all these images and put them together into an (hopefully) awesome collage! Take and post one picture, or post tons! We’ll collect everything. Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.