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5 GYRES Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour

PLEASE JOIN US for an extra special October Meeting with a slight change of venue. We will be welcoming the 5 Gyres Team to Boston where they are kicking off their “Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour”!

More info:
The 5 Gyres Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the accumulation of plastic pollution in the five subtropical ocean gyres, is launching THE LAST STRAW Plastic Pollution Solutions Biking Tour in Boston on WED, OCT 3rd at 730PM at the Beacon Hill Friend House
(http://www.bhfh.org/). Thank you Beacon Hill Friend House for hosting!

The 5 Gyres team will give a presentation on research that has shown plastic pollution to be throughout all five main oceans and solutions to the plastic pollution. The team will also show compelling pictures and videos of their voyages aboard a 72-foot sailboat conducting research throughout our oceans. They will share personal stories and discuss how we can work to stop the flow of plastic into the sea.

Free and Open to the Public.

For more information: http://5gyres.org/whats_happening_now/blog

And please take the 5 Gyres Plastic Solutions Challenge:
http://5gyres.org/5For


5 GYRES Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Bike Tour
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S.T.O.K.E.E. 2012

Author: Surfrider MA

Yew!

Another AMAZING year with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mass Bay, Brickhouse Boards, the US Coast Guard and Surfrider MA. We taught kids to surf, had some quality ocean education time and plenty of time for the volunteers to play, too. Thanks to everyone who made it out to this fun event!

Check out what a couple of the Big Brothers sent us in the week following S.T.O.K.E.E.:

I just wanted to send a quick note to say “Thanks!” for the Surfrider event with BBBSMB this past Sunday at Nahant Beach. My Little Brother had a blast this year, as he did last year. He was asking me about this event back in June, so I know he had a great time last year as well. I appreciate all the planning and work and time that went into the event. Please tell all the others as well. Everyone in the organization was so nice. Thanks!
~ Halong

Hi. Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the event this weekend. I’ve been matched for three years and my little and I both agreed that the Surfrider event was THE BEST we’ve ever been to! Thanks so much for taking the time and making our weekend!
~ Steve

Browse photos from the event. Photos graciously provided by various Surfrider MA photographers!:



July Fundraiser Re-cap!

Author: Surfrider MA

Lil Surfrider

BIG THANKS to all the awesome Surfriders who made it out to our annual summer fundraiser on July 10th! Extra thanks again to all of our raffle contributors, too, including: Ace Wheelworks, Aina Clothing, Boston Massage Associates, Flatbread Somerville, Patagonia Boston and Special J!

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We will be doing our annual Surfrider MA Fundraiser party on July 10th starting at 5:00 pm at Flatbread Somerville! Stop by for pizza and libations and show some love for your local Surfrider Chapter!

We are also planning to have a raffle at this event. If you are interested in donating to the cause, please contact us at: Massachusetts@surfrider.org

Thanks all… hope to sea you there!!!

Check out photos from last year:


HUGE thanks to everyone who helped organize this day and to all of the volunteers who made it out to clean up and spend the day at the beach. We had gorgeous weather and a great crew of volunteers of all ages.

We found about 15 bags worth of plastic, glass, cigarette butts and other debris. During the clean up we also piqued the interest of many beachgoers who were interested in learning about the Surfrider Organization. There was an amazing after-party at Cape Ann Brewing Company!

Group Photo!

tHanKs eVeRyOne!


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Get involved with Surfrider Massachusetts!

Download out our full event schedule through November 2012

Interested in volunteering at a future event? Cool! We would love to hear from you. Please email us at: Massachusetts@surfrider.org

In short, World Oceans Day at the New England Aquarium was awesome. Just like in 2011, the event was well attended and the kids (tons of them!!!) were eager to see what we were promoting: Caring for our oceans and earth by reducing our plastic footprint, recycling, conserving water, tending to the earth, volunteering and the general importance of living sustainably.

We engaged the kids (and adults!) in a game that we created last year for this event. It was a perfect way to get the key points across. It was a lot of work to keep it moving all day and to match the energy of the awesome kids that we had at our booth but our fearless volunteers shined bright!

Extra special thanks to Mike M., Mary B., Courtney H. and Jon W. for their huge volunteer effort on Sunday.

Get involved with Surfrider Massachusetts!

Download out our full event schedule through November 2012

– Drop by a chapter meeting on the first Wednesday of every month. Our June 6th meeting is going to be more of a social get together at Russell House Tavern! Check out full details here!

Interested in volunteering at a future event? Cool! We would love to hear from you. Please email us at: Massachusetts@surfrider.org


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We are going to be mixing it up in June with Ceto Surf!

Stop by Russell House Tavern at the regular meeting time (6:30pm) and hear what is going on with Surfrider MA and your fellow city surfers.

There will be $1 Oysters, too, so bring a crew! We will be chilling well into the evening. Hope to see you there!

RSVP here – Or just come on down!


Ahhhhhh!

Please join us in celebrating and honoring the best sport in the world with some surfing, beach cleaning and an after PARTY! Woo hoo!

Event Details:
Saturday – June 23, 2012
Beach Cleanup at Good Harbor Beach | 2-4pm
After party at Cape Ann Brewing Co. | 4-6pm

RSVP on Facebook – or just show up!

About International Surfing Day

International Surfing Day sprung from the idea that it would be great to have an annual day to celebrate surfing, while giving thanks and appreciation to our oceans, waves and beaches. From there, the first International Surfing Day began with one international and 16 domestic events. It has grown to more than 90 domestic events and 71 International spanning more than 30 countries across the globe. The day is not only filled with fun surf sessions and paddle-outs, but encourages people everywhere, no matter where they live, to give back through various activations organized by the Surfrider Foundation.

2012 marks the eighth anniversary of International Surfing Day. This year there are more than 200 individual International Surfing Day celebration events taking place globally.

Note: International Surfing Day officially takes place on Wednesday, June 20th but we will be having OUR celebration on June 23rd!

There are so many good things happening around here this year. Whether you feel like spending time cleaning the beach or want to become more involved, there is something for everyone. Have a look below at what is going on through November and stop by Russell House Tavern on June 6th where we will be celebrating the season and talking Surfrider along with Ceto Surf. Bring a crew!

Download a PDF of our events through November!

Special thanks to Nantasket Beach Management Commission for an amazing job organizing this event and to all of our Surfrider MA volunteers who made it out!

We hope to see you at our next chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd 2012 where we will be talking about upcoming events, ongoing campaigns and volunteer opportunities. There will also be a guest speaker or two, so be sure not to miss this one!


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