Summer is officially here and we have lots of fun Chapter events coming up. Join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. to for our monthly chapter meeting. First-timers welcome! If you’re a long-time member bring a friend. If you attend 5 meetings or chapter events in a row you’ll receive a FREE volunteer t-shirt! More event info here.
The meeting runs about an hour, then we’ll all adjourn to a local watering hole for drinks and snacks.
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From Surfrider DC member, Minh Dang:
“On the weekend of May 13-16, The DC Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosted their annual Spring Surf trip to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Over 16 Surfriders attended this weekend of surfing, stand up paddle boarding and quality beach time. This year the group rented a spacious beach house where members slept, had breakfast together, went surfing and met up in the evenings for a group cookout. ‘It was a great trip with awesome people” said the members.'”
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to show your support for Surfrider’s anti-ocean drilling initiatives this past Saturday!
At 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, our volunteers stood at the base of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, one of our Nation’s proudest landmark’s for grassroots advocacy. Joined hand in hand in demonstration of offshore oil drilling and seismic blasting, volunteers from Surfrider, Oceana wore blue to represent our clean blue oceans. Visitors of D.C.’s great monuments got to witness this demonstration first hand, and were given brochures and information about Surfrider initiatives. Some onlookers joined in for a few minutes.
This was one of hundreds of synchronized events globally to stand together for our oceans and coasts. Surfrider DC chapter was lucky enough to be joined by Pete Stauffer, EnvironmentalDirector, Surfrider Foundation.
To get involved with Surfrider DC and help us reach our goals of protecting coastlines in the Mid-Atlantic, please sign up for emails here, and visit our Facebook page for a list of upcoming events.
Upcoming Ocean Cleanup
Sign up to protect our coasts with Surfrider DC: June 11, Delaware State Beach. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/133204143751452/
Wednesday, May 4
1048 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
- OBX surf trip (May 13-15)
- Cleanup activities
- Open positions sign-up: River Outreach, Waves, Fundraisers
- Film Screening: Ocean Frontiers
- Hands Across the Sand Event
Special Guests: Jeff Kelble, President, and Maria Barry, Director of Development, from the Potomac Riverkeeper Network
Open to the floor
Now is the Time to Speak Up!
The next few weeks are a crucial time to make your voice heard on both planned seismic testing in the Atlantic and the Proposed 5 Year Drilling Plan. See below for more information on how to express your views to decision makers and resouces you can reference for your comments
Read Surfrider’s comments on the Proposed 5 Year Plan click here
Submit your own comments on the Proposed 5 Year Plan click here and follow instructions below:
BOEM requests that commenters follow these instructions to submit their comments via this Web site:
(1) In the search tab on the main regulations.gov page, search for BOEM– 2016–0003.
(2) Locate the document, then click the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ link either on the Search Results page or the Document Details page. This will display the Web comment form.
(3) Enter the submitter information and type the comment on the Web form. Attach any additional files (up to 10 MB). (BOEM cannot ensure the security or confidentiality of information sent via the internet; therefore such information should be provided by U.S. mail as provided in the Public Comment Procedure section of this notice.)
(4) After typing the comment, click the ‘‘Preview Comment’’ link to review. Once satisfied with the comment, click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to send the comment.
More Information: http://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/your-voice-needed-atlantic-protected-from-drilling-but-seismic-threat-remai