Welcome to the Rhode Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation!
We are made up of volunteers just like you! The chapter is comprised of individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds, educational experiences, ages, and outdoor interests. Despite our different perspectives and life experiences, we have joined together with the common goal of promoting the protection and the preservation of the Rhode Island coast for the benefit of all ocean enthusiasts.
For more info on the RI Chapter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401.322.9747.
June 18, 2013 Leave a Comment
International Surfing Day is an annual worldwide celebration of surfing held on June 20 — A day to give thanks and go surfing, ISD organizers aim to raise awareness of the state of our oceans, waves and beaches and help protect and preserve these recreation areas. Surfrider Foundation and industry friends and partners will commemorate the day by hosting events around the world. The Rhode Island … [Read More...]
June 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
A belated thanks to those that helped with the May clean-up. We hauled 1,200-1,500 pounds of trash off the beaches! Additionally, RI Resource Recovery collected 34,500 pounds of household hazardous waste (incl. 25,000 lbs of paint and 20 lbs of mercury). … [Read More...]
June 11, 2013 Leave a Comment
Wanted to know what we're all about? Check out the Summer 2013 issue of the Narragansett Bay Journal. Specifically, the article entitled "Surfrider Foundation, Rhode Island Chapter" … [Read More...]
April 15, 2013 1 Comment
After the President surprised us all last year with his proposal to eliminate all federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's Beach Grants program, we were able to find some support for this invaluable public health program in the US Senate, and level funding was included in the Continuing Resolution that the federal government will be operating under for the rest of this fiscal … [Read More...]
April 9, 2013 Leave a Comment
Looking for some food, drink, and live ukelele in Providence next week? Have we got a treat for you! On Thursday, April 18th 6pm to 10pm, come out and join us for New Member Night at the Roots Cafe in Providence, RI. All are welcome. Click on the image below to read all the details. … [Read More...]
April 1, 2013 1 Comment
The news from a comprehensive national survey of river and stream health is not good: only about a fifth of the length of America's rivers and streams is in good biological condition, while 55% are in poor shape. The survey, which analyzed water samples taken in the summers of 2008 and 2009 at more than 1,900 randomly selected sites, was coordinated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … [Read More...]
March 27, 2013 Leave a Comment
A mysterious tide of California sea lion pups have been washing ashore in recent months, prompting one rescue facility to declare a state of emergency. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach has more than 80 sea lion pups in their care, an "alarming" number, the organization said. On March 9 the facility took in 12 pups, the highest number of rescues recorded in a single day in the … [Read More...]
March 18, 2013 1 Comment
From Amethyst Brook, MA to Wychus Creek, OR, communities in 19 states restored 400 miles of rivers and streams by removing 65 outdated or unsafe dams in 2012. The annual list, put out by American Rivers, brings the total of U.S. dam removals up to almost 1,100. There are hundreds of thousands of dams blocking rivers across the U.S. - many serve useful purposes, others are obsolete or abandoned. … [Read More...]