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!
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
Our next public chapter meeting is this upcoming Monday, April 24th, 7pm, upstairs at Brandywine Kitchen. Catch an important presentation from Washington Surfrider Policy Manager Gus Gates about the recently released draft Marine Spatial Plan and learn how you can get involved with policy specific to our amazing coast. Also, updates on local water quality monitoring and more!
Coastal DNR scientist Micah Horwith to present his research on ocean acidification and citizen science opportunities at next Surfrider meeting
Learn more about how ocean acidification is impacting us locally, how seagrasses may provide some refuge for shellfish, and how citizen science can help us fill data gaps from a DNR coastal scientist.