Had the most amazing tour today by Jim Unzicker, Maintenance Engineer, and Krista Bentow, the Retail Operations Manager, at the Batdorf and Bronson roasting facility. Being a Green Business isn’t new to them; the company received an award for Pollution Prevention & Sustainable Business Practices from the Washington State Governor back in 2002! So, it’s no surprise they easily met the criteria for our Ocean Friendly Restaurants program. We are so excited to welcome you - thank you for being ocean stewards! 👏💙🌊
Support these new Ocean Friendly establishments at Dancing Goats Espresso Bar across from Olympia’s Farmers Market and Batdorf and Bronson Coffeehouse in downtown Oly @batdorfcoffee
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Our monthly chapter meeting is Wednesday 10/26 at 7pm at the South Sound Estuary Association (Estuarium). We’re going to be talking about the history and management issues of Half Moon Bay (aka The Cove) in Westport. Refreshments will be provided! 309 State NE, Olympia, WA 98501
The International Coastal Cleanup is back! Be a part of the team that cleared 7 tons of trash off our coast in 2015. Your Capitol-Olympia chapter will be spearheading the cleanup at Twin Harbors State Park. Check-in and registration starts at 9am at the Schafer Island Beach Approach. We will provide trash bags and plastic gloves, but feel free to bring your own gloves and bucket to cut down on the waste. Surfrider will be hosting the post-cleanup Volunteer Appreciation BBQ from noon-1pm. Please register with Coastsavers.
Email us if you’re interested in carpooling from the Olympia area.
Join Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, Surfrider’s national Coastal Preservation Manager to chat climate change on June 29 at 7pm in the Barrel Room of Three Magnets Brewing Co.
Climate change is affecting the health and appearance of our favorite beaches. Rising sea levels are exceedingly impacting public access, recreation, healthy ecosystems and coastal development. Since 1901, global seas have risen nearly 8 inches. A recent study projected that sea levels could rise between 1 foot and 6 feet by 2100. Putting public and private infrastructure (roads, utilities, water treatment facilities, etc.) at risk.
This summer, the Capitol-Olympia Chapter of Surfrider is kicking off a Blue Water Task Force program for the very first time in the chapter’s history. In partnership with Washington’s Department of Ecology and Thurston County, the Capitol-Olympia Chapter will be taking water samples, testing for bacteria, at Priest Point Park beach every other week on Tuesday, starting on May 24th and continuing to the end of August. The Department of Ecology and Thurston County will be processing the results and posting them online. Members are welcome to come and assist with the water sampling. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as sampling is tide dependent.
Come celebrate the one year anniversary of the reformation of the Capitol chapter March 30th at 3 Magnets Brewing in Olympia! Free admission and open to the public with proceeds from the event going to fund the chapters coastal beach cleanups. The event will feature surf films and friendly faces and take place in the barrel room at 3 Magnets beginning at 5:30pm.
Thanks to all those who attended last nights chapter social at Oly Taproom. We watched some surf videos, enjoyed pints, and had a Surfrider themed trivia with some fancy items handed out. We also shared ideas on future programs and campaigns to get involved with so please subscribe to our newsletter on the right side of your screen so you can stay up to date on all our work!
It may seem crazy but September is under 48 hours out. On the calendar is a beach cleanup in Westport for International Coastal Cleanup day September 19th. Message us or send an email to email@example.com in case you are interested in attending and/or carpooling!
On July 5th, Capitol chapter members, along with Washington CoastSavers and hundreds of concerned local citizens came together to clean up beaches up and down the coast. Over 115 tons of firework debris, food and beverage containers, and other types of trash were collected and removed from our shorelines. Public comment hearings are currently in the works, aiming to come up with a solution for limiting this Patriotic debris. Check out Not a Ban A Better Plan‘s community Facebook page for updates.
In case you missed it chapter members met at Kalaloch Lodge to hit the beaches for yoga and a cleanup. It was a perfect day and we look forward to more events on the coast. Would you like to get involve? Sign-up for our newsletter to learn more about upcoming activities.