Northwest Straits ChapterBased in Bellingham, WA. We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the worlds oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. We have several projects, events and campaigns, so come get involved!
One Day, Two Events to Rise Above Plastics, May 17th! Locust Beach Cleanup 1-3 and Ikkatsu Secrets of Augustine at 7
One day, two events to Rise Above Plastics! Join the Ikkatsu Project, Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Whatcom Marine Resources Committee (MRC), the Kite Paddle Surf Shop and North Sound Kiteboarding Association (NSKA) as we present a beach cleanup at Locust Beach from 1-3 pm and the local premiere of the Ikkatsu: Secrets of Augustine at the Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Public Library at 7 pm. Both events are focused on the ever-growing issue of plastics in our oceans.
Surfrider Water Quality Stewardship Intern Announcement:
NWS Surfrider is looking for motivated interns to help collect water quality samples and educate the public on water quality issues at Larrabee State Park for the summer of 2014. This internship is a great experience for those looking to be outside and learn about marine environmental education, outreach, policy, and science and has a lot of potential to expand to other related Surfrider projects.
Please urge your State Senator to pass the Derelict Vessel Responsibility Bill – HB2457!
Join us between 6-8 PM on Monday the 17th for our February NWS Chapter meeting at Rudy’s Pizzeria. We’ll talk about what’s the latest and the greastest happenings our chapter’s got going on. We’ll sit down with some pizza and pints to write our legislature on passing the Oil Transportation Safety Act to keep our waterways safer in the event of an oil spill. Don’t know where to start with one of these letters? No worries, we’ll teach you and provide all the materials you’ll need!
Take Action on the Oil Transportation Safety Act (OSTA) now! In addition to coal export proposals, our state faces many more fossil fuel issues ahead as more crude oil exports are being proposed. The transportation of this crude oil threatens our waterways.
Thank you for visiting Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s website! Below is the latest on our campaigns, events, and other activities. Thanks in advance for supporting our chapter’s efforts to ensure clean water and protection and enjoyment of all the places we love to play.
Join us for our monthly meetings the 4th Monday of every month at 7 PM at Woods Coffee at Boulevard Park. Next meeting is October 28th.
Take a stand against coal exports -
Currently, there are several proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, all of which pose significant threats to the nearshore marine environment and the places we love to play. Locally in Bellingham, we are faced with SSA Marine’s proposal to build the Gateway Pacific Terminal (GPT) at Cherry Point.
Maintain funding for
Marine Spatial Planning in Washington
Protect what you love!
Your help is needed, please take action
There are several new proposed uses of the ocean – alternative energy projects, oil and coal exports, aquaculture projects and more that are competing for the same space as other uses, such as kayaking, surfing and fishing. New uses may also threaten the health of ocean and coastal resources.
Please take a second to ask your state legislator to secure $4 million in funding to support marine spatial planning on Washington’s Pacific coast for the next two years so that we may protect priority ecological and recreational areas from new conflicting uses.