Category Archives: News

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 »

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 »