Author Archives: vabeach

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 »

Volunteer, Win a Surfboard

We appreciate all of the work that our Chapter volunteers do to keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean, safe and accessible for all to enjoy. Our volunteers help with beach cleanups, educating the public, working with youth, building Ocean Friendly Gardens and more. As a token of our appreciation, we are raffling off this 9’0″ Michael Dolsey Designs board… Read more »

RELEASED BALLOONS ARE LITTER

Rant by Christina Trapani, Rise Above Plastics Coordinator, Marine Debris Researcher This may be something you’ve never thought about: the second you let go of a helium filled balloon, you have littered. You may have never intentionally littered before and would never dream of doing so, but releasing balloons = littering. With graduation season approaching, this is a reminder to all kids… Read more »

Protect the Atlantic

Protect the Atlantic from Seismic Testing Our federal government recently announced plans to protect the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the next five year leasing plan. The Proposed Program for 2017 – 2022 excludes any lease sales in the Mid- and South Atlantic, responding to overwhelming public opposition to this dirty and dangerous practice. Surfrider applauds this announcement and encourages… Read more »