Olympic Peninsula Chapter

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Olympic Peninsula Chapter

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Ongoing projects of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter include working to improve access along the Straits of Juan de Fuca, running a Blue Water Task Force volunteer water testing program and fighting a proposed coastal revetment project in the city of Port Angeles.

Surfrider Foundation volunteers and other coastal activists participate in the annual Olympic Coast Cleanup held every April. The event draws hundreds of volunteers who scour the coastline from Cape Flattery to Long Beach Peninsula, collecting tons of trash. The Olympic Peninsula, Northwest Straits and Seattle Chapters participate in the event.

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter and the Quileute Indian Tribe combine forces to hold an annual "Surfing and Traditions" surf and kayak contest that includes a beach cleanup after the event.

From coastal cleanups, to clearing brush and filing potholes, to throwing one sick International Surfing Day Party, the OPC as always held it down and got it done in 2014. The chapter was able to do some serious work making the parking lots at the Elwha and Twin better for parking and helping beach-goers avoid a blown out tire. Heading into 2015 the chapter is looking at much of the same outstanding work and potentially establishing a water quality testing program based in the Port Angeles area.

The Olympic Peninsula Chapter has begun the process of starting a Blue Water Task Force program on the Olympic Peninsula at local beaches. A few weeks ago, volunteers learned the procedure of testing for the always fun to say but not fun to have in the water enterococcus, which high readings of can result in sickness and beach closures. If you live around Port Angeles and would like to volunteer for this program or for more information contact the chapter, or attend new weeks Wednesday chapter meeting starting at 6:30pm at Smugglers Landing.

You can contact the Olympic Peninsula Chapter via email at chair@olympicpeninsula.surfrider.org

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