May 27, 2016

Hands Across the Sand

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.





More Info
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:

May 3, 2016

May 2016 Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, May 4
7-8 p.m.

Georgetown Patagonia
1048 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007


Executive Update

  • 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

8pm: Adjourn

April 21, 2016

Your Voice Needed: Atlantic Protected From Drilling But Seismic Threat Remains

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

Complete the action alert against seismic testing click here

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 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:

April 6, 2016

April 2016 Chapter Meeting

Tonight! April 6 from 7-8pm.


Agenda available here: April 2016 Chapter Meeting Agenda

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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