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!
Our chapter members have been hard at work over the past few months starting our chapter’s new program, Ocean Friendly Restaurants. The goal of the program is to stop plastic pollution at it’s source, one consumer at a time. By targeting restaurants we can build awareness on the plastic pollution issue and influence behavioral shifts away from single use plastics. Join us for an Earth Day Beach Cleanup from 4-6 at Locust Beach and an OFR Launch Party with Aslan Brewing Co. this Sunday 4/22 from 6-9pm!
Join us at 7 PM on Monday, January 22nd in the upstairs mezzanine at Brandywine Kitchen for our bimonthly meeting and to learn more about legislative updates from our WA Surfrider Policy folks! We will talk about the Net Pen issue, Oil Spill Prevention Act, actions you can take, and more!
At our October chapter meeting Ken Campbell presents on the Ikkatsu Project and his small-boat journeys on the Washington Coast, Alaska, and Puget Sound, including paddling a boat made from plastic bottles, exploring the ever-growing problem of plastics in our ocean. Hear about Ken’s adventures and what our community can do at Resources Monday, October 23rd, beginning at 7pm.
This will be the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation’s montly meeting in collaboration with RE Sources’ North Sound Stewards Program as they gear up for microplastics projects in the near future!
Our bi-monthly public chapter meeting is this upcoming Monday, August 28th, 7pm, upstairs at Brandywine Kitchen. Mingle with good people and learn about chapter programs and federal ocean policy action needs from WA Policy Manager Gus Gates. We will also be having elections for our executive committee!
Our pals at Aslan Brewing are throwing us a party! Save the date for May 25th, 6pm–9pm, for a night of surf flicks, giveaways, and delicious beers. 1 dollar of every beer purchased goes to support our chapter’s work! More information to come but mark it down for a surf themed evening that will help assist our local programs and campaigns