The following video was filmed and edited by Dave Forcucci, one of the key individuals responsible for last fall's extreme beach cleanup. The video shows many of the unique aspects of this operation, including the access challenges, volume of debris, and the unique extraction methods. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Olympic Peninsula Chapter's volunteers made this day a ground breaking effort in remote beach cleanup. Thanks for creating such a great video Dave!
When: Wednesday, August 8th - 6:30 pm Where:The Woods Residence - 334 Sutter Rd. Port Angeles 98362
Food will be provided by the chapter including items for
the grill. Bring your own beverages, side dish and some stories to
share. PLEASE RSVP!If you are planning on attending, or have a question, please RSVP by calling either (360) 457-6065 or (360) 460-0453. So that we know how much food to purchase and prepare.
This Saturday, July 14th, at First Beach in La Push there will be all sorts of activities for the annual "Surfing and Traditions" event. This year, Lib Technologies and NXNW will be holding a surf contest with cash money for the top three shredders. Warm Currents is running a Kid's Camp for the event as well as a beach cleanup. If you haven't made a trip to La Push yet, this Saturday is the day! Come check out some brand new Lib Tech Waterboards and some surfing action for all levels.
Join us on Friday June 22nd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Harbinger Winery
(2358 Highway 101 West, Port Angeles WA 98363). Your $20 ticket gets
you a complimentary glass of beer, wine or soft drink in addition to a
selection of appetizers. Musical guest Scott Sullivan and showcased
artist will be Todd Fischer. Kids under 12 are free so come
celebrate surfing with your friends and family. All proceeds benefit the
Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation and YOUR local
On November 17th 2011, the Surfrider Foundation's Olympic Peninsula Chapter partnered with the Makah Tribe, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary conducting a beach cleanup on a very remote northwest beach. The debris collected both previously and on the day of the cleanup operation totaled more than 1800 pounds . The debris was brought to Arnold and Debbie Schouten's residence in Port Angeles where it was examined by Dr. Curtis Ebbesmeyer, Jim Ingraham and student volunteers. Dr. Ebbesmeyer's team discovered a large black buoy which possibly represents the arrival of tsunami debris from the recent Japanese tsunami. An ongoing effort by the Japanese Consulate and others is currently underway to determine the specific origin of the black buoy and other debris. The Chapter would like to thank all volunteers who helped make this day happen.
Charles Moore to present at The Landing Mall on Thursday January 26th at 6:30pm
Like a synthetic siren, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch drew Charles Moore to science; now his research raises deep questions about plastic. Moore first encountered the 2-million-square-mile floating landfill by chance in 1997, as skipper of a catamaran. His discovery turned him into a scientist/activist, and prompted a global reassessment of plastic's invasiveness. Moore chronicles his investigations of our ocean's plastic load in his newly-published book, Plastic Ocean.
Moore will be speaking in Port. Angeles at The Landing Mall, Upstairs Conference Room, 115 E. Railroad Ave. Port Angeles, WA 9363
WHEN: January 23rd, 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Commissioners Meeting Room, Clallam County Courthouse
Nir Barnea, West Coast Regional Director for NOAA’s Marine Debris
Program will be speaking at the regular monthly meeting of the Clallam
County Marine Resource Committee. His talk will focus on the marine
debris associated with the March 2011 tsunami in Japan, focusing on
early post-tsunami observations, NOAA’s debris modeling efforts and more
recent observations of debris made in the northeast Pacific Ocean.
There will be an opportunity for questions.
All chapter members interested in the imminent arrival of debris from the Japanese Tsunami should plan on attending.
Olympic Peninsula Chapter, Surfrider Foundation