D.C. chapter member Mike looks back on Surfrider's DC visit to stop oil and gas drilling off our beloved East Coast. Volunteer activism at work. Settle into a comfy chair and enjoy this read from the chapter…

I never thought I'd be carrying a surfboard into the White House...but there I was, a Surfrider volunteer with boardbag in hand, entering one of the most secure complexes in DC with a 5'1" wood board shaped by FireWire.
March 18, 2016

A Surfrider DC member’s visit to the White House

HUMONGOUS update: On March 15, 2016, President Obama removed the Atlantic from BOEM’s plan for offshore drilling. The newly released “Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022” specifically excludes the Mid- and South Atlantic from drilling.  (Read Surfrider’s full statement here.)

I never thought I’d be carrying a surfboard into the White House…but there I was, a Surfrider volunteer with boardbag in hand, entering one of the most secure complexes in DC with a 5’1″ wood board shaped by FireWire.

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March 2, 2016

March 2016 Chapter Meeting

Is Tonight! Patagonia Georgetown, 7pm. Bring smiles.

That is all.


February 3, 2016

February Chapter Meeting

Meet the signed board tonight!

Let’s talk offshore drilling and D.C.

Where: Patagonia DC, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW, Georgetown

Who: everyone is welcome to join, including non-members

When: Wednesday, February 3, 7pm

We’ll grab chips and drinks after at a local establishment.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/428884883974300/

RSVP on Meetup: http://meetu.ps/2Scps4

January 6, 2016

January Chapter Meeting

Welcome to 2016! Start your New Years resolution: get involved with Surfrider TODAY.

Come to Patagonia Georgetown at 7pm tonight for the chapter’s first meeting of 2016! You’ll hear about NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary right here in our very own Potomac River. You’ll learn about the D.C. styrofoam that is effective…right now. You’ll get more updates on Surfrider’s upcoming February visit to D.C. to push for a ban on drilling in the Mid-Atlantic.

When: Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7pm
Where: Patagonia Georgetown: https://goo.gl/maps/ziaf82PmpmM2
Who: Open to everyone, including non-members, those curious, and total strangers

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/536600409841500/

Start your New Years resolution now: get involved with Surfrider tonight…https://www.facebook.com/events/536600409841500/

Posted by Surfrider Foundation – DC Chapter on Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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December 13, 2015

Surfrider HQ Visiting DC To Stop Offshore Drilling in the Mid-Atlantic

The Department of Interior may allow oil drilling in the Atlantic in 2017.

Surfrider HQ is coming to D.C. February 11-12 to tell Congress, the White House, and DOI that offshore drilling in the Mid-Atlantic is not the answer.

We’re organizing a two-day event, including a hill climb with Surfrider members from several east coast chapters, an evening party, and a press event. We’ll have the famous Firewire signed surfboard with us:


Live in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, or North Carolina?

Join members from Surfrider chapters along the East Coast and Surfrider HQ for our February 12 visit to Capitol Hill to speak with your representatives about offshore drilling:

(Or, click here: dc.surfrider.org/lobby)

Questions? Email Mike at vicechair@dc.surfrider.org

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