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Fisherman Island Clean Up

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By Ryan Miller, Surfrider Foundation, Virginia Beach Chapter volunteer Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge is a barrier island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Normally its gates are closed and beaches are not accessible to the public, for the protection of the natural habitats of its animals, including various birds and sea life…. Read more »

October is Rise Above Plastics Month!

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“Plastic lasts forever. It doesn’t biodegrade, and no naturally occurring organisms can break it down. As a result, churning in the five oceanic gyres is an estimated 100 million tons of marine litter which is there to stay. What’s more, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year.  This plastic pollution entangles, or is ingested… Read more »

Plastic vs. metal razors!

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It’s time to trade in your plastic razor and for a nostalgic, vintage-style metal razor!! The only part you have to replace is the razor blade itself, which costs approximately $10 for 100 replacements! Can you imagine the savings? That’s 0.10 cents per replacement and no plastic waste! I’ve found several companies that offer plastic free packaging! The razor is metal and much heavier… Read more »

Surfrider VB goes to ECSC 2016

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Surfrider goes to ECSC 2016, Nick Gallegos For the first time in a while, Virginia Beach Chapter set up at the oldest surf contest on the east coast. From Thursday, August 25th to Sunday, August 28th, volunteers manned a tent on the beach and talked to ECSC visitors about Surfrider Foundation, Chapter activities, keeping beaches clean and Surfrider Youth Clubs…. Read more »

International Coastal Cleanup Day

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It’s International Coastal Cleanup Time! Every year, volunteers from around the world participate in a cleanup that clears beaches and waterways of debris while recording data that contributes to knowledge of types of debris affecting our waterways and what needs to be done about it. The Ocean Conservancy has been leading the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) for almost 30 years and… Read more »

July Chapter Meeting Notes

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7/18/2016 – Croc’s 19th Street Bistro Intros EC, Members and Attendees EC Members present: Nick, Recep, Matt RAP Coordinator, Christina Trapani 9 additional attendees including 5 members 2016 Key Initiative Updates (10 minutes) Blue Water Task Force Testing still occurring twice a month at 4 beaches. Contact Shannon if interested in volunteering. Cigarette Litter Prevention Program 25 hotels participating. 14… Read more »