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July 24, 2014

2014 David Stemper Memorial River Cleanup this Saturday

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We’re having a river cleanup this Saturday on the Anacostia. Come get outdoors, help clean our local rivers, and remember a honored chapter member, David Stemper.  Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/318625124962076/

…also, we’ll have canoes for all volunteers…yeah, canoes! Who can turn this down? We’ll see you Saturday.

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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!

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!

October 6, 2013

The DC Chapter’s RAPtober Distributed, Virtual Cleanup

DC chapter members, here’s the deal: we’re not planning a location-specific cleanup this month, but we still want to take part in Surfrider’s RAPtober month of rising above plastics, so we’ve decided to hold a distributed, virtual cleanup! Here’s how we’d like you to help out:

(1) While you’re out on the water, at the beach, or running errands today, pick up at least two pieces of plastic litter to throw away, but don’t throw it out yet!

(2) Take a quick pic of the trash with your mobile device.

(3) Post the photo to either Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #raptober and mention @surfriderdc.

(4) Ok, now throw it out (or recycle, if possible).

At the end of the month, we’ll collect all those images uploaded and create a digital collage of the trash collected. If you don’t have an Instagram or Twitter account and don’t want to set one up, just email your picture to chair@dc.surfrider.org and we’ll make sure it gets into the right hands.

Here’s an example of a chapter member posting their findings to Instagram, with the comment: “I went kayaking on the Anacostia today and picked up all of this just floating by me. Perfect timing for #raptober @surfriderdc”

Have fun with this!  It’s virtual…and distributed…and helps clean up your local waters/community!

October 22, 2012

RAPtober Cleanup

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:

* On Twitter: @surfriderdc
* On Facebook: @dcsurfrider
* On Instagram: @surfriderdc

Tag the picture with: #RAPtober

Need some help? Here’s an example tweet:

(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 michael.j.caruso@gmail.com.