April Chapter Meeting
March 31, 2015

April Chapter Meeting on April 8

We’re holding our April chapter meeting on Wednesday, April 8. Before the meeting at 6pm, the chapter is offering a free Surfing 101 ground school. Learn to surf in time for our spring Delaware cleanup and OBX trip. (Details on the learn to surf class here.)

When: Wednesday, April 8, 7pm (Learn to surf school starts at 6pm)
Where: Lululemon Georgetown, 3265 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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March 22, 2015

Surf films in the Environmental Film Festival (This Wednesday!)

A real treat for the surf community here in D.C…

The D.C. Environmental Film Festival is featuring two surf films in the festival this year. This Wednesday, come hoot and holler with us as we attend the screenings of Catch It and Beyond The Surface.

Catch It

Leá Brassy greets Europe’s oceans and mountains during her no-frills, nomadic travels. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion – Leá reminds us that we have to catch it. Directed and produced by Sarah Menzies.

(via https://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/film/catch-it/)

Beyond the Surface

Follow India’s first female surfer, Ishita Malaviya, and fellow female wave riders Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch and Kate Baldwin on an illuminating journey through southern India. Driven by the power of surfing, yoga and ecological awareness, Malaviya and the talented women search for the perfect waves as they weave together inspiring stories and forge with the people of India an unshakable determination to make the world a better place. Directed by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and Dave Homcy. Produced by Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and Damian Handisides.

(via https://www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org/film/beyond-the-surface/)

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March 18, 2015

Help Preserve Beach Water Quality Monitoring

Help ensure we continue monitoring water quality at our beaches for safe swimming, surfing, and paddling.

Cuts to federal funds for the BEACH Act threatens beach water quality monitoring. These cuts put over 100 million Americans at risk of getting sick from polluted water.

Just like health safety inspections for food, we rely on water testing and reporting to ensure that the water we swim, surf and play in is safe. With approximately 20,000 beach closures and advisories issued every year, we can’t afford to stop monitoring our beaches.

Click to tell Congress to restore funding for the BEACH Act.

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March 12, 2015

Maryland Senate First Vote To Ban Microbeads

Great news out of Annapolis on Tuesday. The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval of SB200 to ban the sale of personal care products that include plastic microbeads. Our friends at Trash Free Maryland, who led the charge on this bill, summarizes next steps:

The final Senate vote is expected this week. The House is still working on similar legislation. Click here to find your state representatives and call them to ask them to support SB200 and HB216 with amendments to close the loophole for bioplastics.

Meanwhile, what should you do with products you may already have? Check your bathroom cabinets for products that include polyethylene or polypropylene and stop using them. You can send the unused product to us (email me for info) or to The Story of Stuff Project for demonstration and education projects.

Bravo, Trash Free Maryland! Thanks to all our members and supporters who contacted their Maryland state senator to show support for the bill!


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March 10, 2015

Chad Nelson Talk at Creative Mornings

The Surfrider Foundation’s CEO, Chad Nelson, talks to Creative Mornings in San Diego about creativity, surfing, and Surfrider:

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