July 11, 2014

Tweet EPS foam out of our rivers #BanTheFoamDC

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Not all river wildlife is natural.

A quarter of trash collected from D.C. rivers is expanded polystyrene foam (often known as Styrofoam). Let’s make it zero.

The D.C. Council votes Monday morning on a bill to ban EPS foam from food service businesses, like restaurants, cafes, delis, coffee shops, vending trucks/carts, and food trucks. Banning it at the source prevents it from reaching our rivers.  We need your tweets to tell the DC council that this bill needs to pass for the protection of our DC rivers.

Visit banthefoam.org and tweet your councilmember to ban the foam. Every tweet makes a difference…yes, even yours.

Ban The Foam

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June 29, 2014

July chapter meeting this Wednesday, July 2

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We’re meeting at Lululemon in Georgetown (map) at 7pm this Wednesday, July 2 for our July chapter meeting.  We’ll catch up on the Ban The Foam campaign, ISD 2014, our adopted beach cleanup, and talk about upcoming events, including after-work paddles, more cleanups, and a late Summer/early Fall OBX surf trip.  We’ll also talk about the volunteers we need for upcoming events and campaigns.

After the meeting, we’ll grab drinks at Chadwick’s (map) and talk chapter things.

RSVP on Facebook or just show up!

Always wanted to get more involved with Surfrider, but haven’t had a chance?  Now’s your chance!  Come on down on Wednesday.

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June 26, 2014

Adopted Beach Cleanup This Saturday

Join us Saturday, June 28th at our adopted beach for a cleanup from 12pm to 2pm. Refreshments and supplies will be provided. Bring old sneakers to go trash hunting in the dunes.  Our adopted beach is located at Keybox Road (at its intersection with Route 1 Coastal Hwy) in Delaware Seashore State Park.

Drive up Friday, June 27th and camp with us at Delaware Seashore Campground (Indian River Inlet).  To reserve a campsite, please visit: http://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/.  The Delaware Seashore State Park campground at Indian River Inlet is located off Route 1 Coastal Hwy just south of the Indian River bridge. After crossing over the bridge, make your 1st right onto Turn Point Rd, and then your next left into the campground.

If you need a ride, or have a free seat in your car, please post on Facebook!

Hope to see you there!

June 23, 2014

DC Council First Vote On Foam Ban this Tuesday Morning

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The D.C. Council is planning to vote this Tuesday at 10am on the D.C. Omnibus Act that would ban food service businesses from using expanded polystyrene foam.

Please contact your D.C. Council member and tell them you support the bill that will help keep our rivers clean from foam trash!

Visit banthefoam.org for more information.

June 18, 2014

Potomac Paddle on Friday for International Surfing Day 2014

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Come celebrate International Surfing Day DC-style on the Potomac River with your awesome Surfrider friends! Join us for an after work paddle out of Columbia Island Marina. Depending upon conditions, we’ll paddle up river to Three Sisters (or until we get tired). Prone paddlers welcome!

After enjoying our time on the water, we continue sharing the summer stoke by grilling, hanging out, and talking about all the great things the chapter is going to be doing the rest of the year!

To reserve one of the chapter’s SUPs, email river@dc.surfrider.org. Check out isd.surfrider.org for more info about International Surfing Day.

We hope to see you out there on the water with us!

June 17, 2014

After-work paddle, this Tuesday, June 17

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Come to Key Bridge Boathouse on Tuesday, June 17 at 6:15pm for the chapter’s after-work paddle.

There’s rentals if you don’t have your own board and chapter members will be in attendance to help newbies to learn the ropes.  Come on out and cool off on the river!

June 3, 2014

June Chapter Meeting on Wednesday

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Our June chapter meeting is this Wednesday, June 4 at Lululemon in Georgetown at 7pm.  RSVP to the meeting on Facebook or just show up!  Anyone is welcome to attend, including non-members.

After the meeting, we’ll grab drinks somewhere local and share summer stoke.

May 29, 2014

Annual Spring OBX Surf Trip This Weekend

Interested in surfing in the Outer Banks this weekend? We’re headed down to Frisco, NC to camp, surf, grill, and enjoy all that OBX has to offer. More details here: http://dc.surfrider.org/obx.

If you’re on Facebook, you can RSVP here:

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May 22, 2014

Our second after-work paddle is today!

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After the success of our inaugural after-work paddle, we needed to hold a second.  So, the chapter is organizing a paddle after work on the Potomac at 6:15pm TODAY (Thursday, May 22).  Jam out of work ASAP and bring your SUP, prone board, kayak, or canoe to (or rent one at) the Key Bridge Boathouse and join the DC chapter for some good times on the river.  No experience is needed and all are welcome to attend (including non-members).  Come check out what the chapter is about.  RSVP on Facebook or just show up!

May 16, 2014

Alexandria Waterfront Cleanup This Sunday

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Come help the DC Chapter clean up the Alexandria waterfront this Sunday, May 18 at 9am!  There’s a bunch of polystyrene foam out there — maybe there’s something that D.C. can do to help with that?

Attending the cleanup will also enter you to win the Jack Johnson tickets for his June 5 show at Merriweather.

You can RSVP on Facebook (below) or just show up!

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