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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 »

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 »

International Surfing Day 2016

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International Surfing Day 2016 turned into International SUP Day due to wild weather at the beach. 20-30 mph winds forced a change of venue from Croatan surfing beach to First Landing State Park at the Narrows for some SUP time for all. We were able to rent a few SUP boards at the last minute and give many people the opportunity… Read more »

Volunteer, Win a Surfboard

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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 »