ISD is upon us and as always we will be celebrating at Harbinger Winery with food, drinks, live music, and a raffle full of goods. Tickets are $20 and that includes a drink ticket and food. Bring the family as all ages are welcome and celebrate the sport of surfing with good friends and the OPC! Event runs from 6:30-9
We will be having our regularly scheduled chapter meeting this upcoming Wednesday, June 3rd beginning at 6:30 at Smuggler’s Landing in Port Angeles. Stop in, have a drink on us, and learn what the chapter is up to and how you can get involved. We will be discussing water quality testing, the June 19th International Surfing Day celebration, and we will be having a presentation on the Washington coastal recreational-use study.
Understanding the value of what our youth bring to our oceans, waves, and beaches, the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has offered a 500 dollar scholarship to local high school seniors. The chapter has been privalaged to have local students being involved in our beach cleanup and water quality efforts and the need to give back to the community and to those working for a clean shoreline was apparent, which is why the scholarship has been offered. Below is more information on the scholarship itself and how to apply.
Local resident Nick Parry describes the plastic problem we are facing in our marine waters in a recent letter to the editor featured in the Peninsula Daily News. We’ve all seen the increase of plastics on our beaches and in our waters so this timely letter is worth the read and thanks for spreading the word Nick!
Hopefully you fully recover from your Thanksgiving feast and can join us Wednesday night, December 3rd, for our monthly chapter meeting. We will be having a presentation on the recently release study regarding oil transport and export in Washington issued by the Governor. Gus Gates, Surfrider WA Policy Manager, will be presenting on his findings regarding the study and how you can help share your input. For any questions please send us an email or join us at 6pm at Smugglers Landing for a discussion and for sharing some recent surf stories.
We will have our regular monthly meeting this Wednesday starting at 6pm at Smugglers Landing in Port Angeles. For more information on the meeting and the chapter please click the link to see the most recent chapter newsletter.
Hey OPC! We are so lucky to live in such an incredible and unique corner of our state, let alone the world. If you spend any time on our beautiful Washington Coast – hiking, surfing, clamming, camping – please take a few moments to participate in Surfrider’s Recreational Use Survey. This is an opportunity to shape coastal and ocean management decisions in Washington. Your participation can ensure that important recreation areas are identified and considered in Washington’s Marine Spatial Planning process – and in return you will be helping protect your favorite places and this beautiful corner of the world!
Take the survey: http://surfrider.org/washington-survey/
Want the low-down on everything happening from Surfrider in the PA area? Come to the chapter meeting tomorrow night starting at 6:30 at Smugglers Landing for the full story and check out our recent newsletter for items on the agenda!
Our Chapter’s annual Potluck is this Wednesday at Chapter member Daryl Woods home. See the link below for more details, weather is looking great so come join the fun!
This Friday night we will be having our annual ISD event at Harbinger Winery from 6:30-10. Live music, great food, refreshments, and a raffle full of good scores such as a surfboard and snowboard. A family friendly event with a $20 entry, $10 for students with student ID card.