The D.C. Chapter will be celebrating International Surfing Day this year by holding an art show fundraiser. RIPPLE: Art Affecting Oceans, will be held June 18 at Patagonia in Georgetown. During the event, the chapter will sell ocean-themed art and hold both a live and silent auction on a wide variety of packages and merchandise – including local art, paddling lessons, gift certificates from local restaurants, brewery tours and more. Dress is Aloha formal 🙂
Purchase tickets now here: ripple2016.eventbrite.com — includes open bar and food!
See you there?
A HUGE thank you to all our artists and business supporters for helping to make RIPPLE 2016 happen this year:
Paintings contributed by Richard Hart, Andy Mason, Susan Martin, Lance Slabbert, Erik Kvalsvik, Susan Hostetler
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