Northwest Straits Chapter

Based 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!
Sound Waters is an annual event hosted by Beach Watchers and WSU on Whidbey Island. Dozens of classes are open to the public to learn more about keeping Puget Sound healthy and safe.
November 12, 2014

Chapter Meeting Monday, Nov. 17th!

Join the Northwest Straits Chapter for our public general meeting at 7pm at Woods Coffee in Boulevard Park. This month we will be discussing the success of our October Soundwaves fundraiser, our Whirlwind Beach stewardship program, and sharing ideas on beach cleanups and other activities heading into winter. Bring your ideas and a friend and any questions please contact Brice!

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September 23, 2014

5th Annual South Fork Nooksack River Cleanup

Join us again for the 5th Annual South Fork Nooksack River Cleanup to clean up river trash before it becomes ocean debris!
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August 24, 2014

Whirlwind Beach Community Stewardship Survey

Help us protect this local beach for future enjoyment!

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Help be a beach steward!


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Surfrider hosts at least four beach cleanups at Whirlwind every year.
June 30, 2014

July 5th Whirlwind (formerly Locust) Beach Cleanup

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Saturday, July 5th Beach Cleanup at Whirlwind/Locust Beach, 1 pm – 4 pm 

The day after Independence Day, there tends to be an exceptional accumulation of debris along our beaches. Join NWS, NSKA and the MRC as we we cleanup the aftermath at our favorite local beach. We’ll provide beach cleanup materials, so all you need to do is show up between 2 and 4 and help us out as we cleanup and track beach litter. Or show up for our interpretive beach walk at 1 pm to learn more about this wonderful locally unique beach! We will be meeting at the bottom of the trail on the beach for both the interpretive walk and the cleanup. Please dress for the weather. We will provide light refreshments and beach cleanup materials.
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April 23, 2014

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.
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