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Join The Largest Network Of Coastal Defenders In The World

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Surfrider Foundation. Join our network and help us tackle the issues that face our ocean, waves and beaches. Enter your information and see our upcoming events below.



The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves, and beaches through a powerful activist network.

There are 80 chapters and over 100 youth clubs in the Surfrider network. Most chapters are entirely volunteer-run, with an Executive Committee leading the way. However, a handful of chapters in the country have extra support from staff, and we are fortunate to have a full-time chapter coordinator. All other roles are filled by volunteers.

If you are interested in partnering on an event or beach cleanup, please contact our Chapter Coordinator. For volunteer, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator. For donations, please contact our Treasurer.

Whether you want to join our chapter or participate in a cleanup, your involvement with us lends an important hand in tackling issues affecting our oceans, rivers, and beaches. Below are some ways to get involved.


Click here to sign up for our e-mail newsletter so you can stay up-to-date on upcoming events, meetings, and anything else that’s going on.


Our chapter meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month. All are welcome to join. It’s a great way to hear what’s happening with our chapter, share your own ideas, and connect with other like-minded water-enthusiasts in the DC area! Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay updated on upcoming meeting details.


The DC Chapter hosts clean-ups, movie nights, lectures, meetings, beach gatherings, and much more. There is always something going on, and we’re always looking for people to help out with events and programs. And if you’re interested in helping out or have your own ideas to make events better, we want to hear from you. Please email to connect with us.



We are always trying to keep up to date with the latest information about regional and national issues. Maybe it’s a questionable environmental bill going through Congress, or news of a municipal sewer flowing into a small creek. Whatever issues arise, we’d like to hear about it. You can be our eyes and ears and put the spotlight on water quality problems and/or solutions. You can e-mail us with the news.