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 email@example.com or call 401.322.9747.
April 15, 2013 Leave a 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 Leave a 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 Leave a 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Brook, MA to Wychus Creek, OR, communities in 19 states restored 400 miles of rivers and streams by removing 65 outdated or unsafe dams in 2012.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...]
March 14, 2013 Leave a Comment
What: Chapter meeting Where: Wild Colonial Tavern in Providence When: Wednesday, March 20th, 6:00pm. Why: To discuss the statewide Ban the Bag bill being discussed at the State House on Thursday 3/21. We are planning on presenting an expert from Surfrider Nationals to come provide testimony at the hearing. Second, we need volunteers to help plan our New Member Night in Providence next … [Read More...]
February 17, 2013 Leave a Comment
Partially inspired by the recent ban in Barrington, on Tuesday, Rep. Maria Cimini (D-Dist. 7, Providence) introduced legislation that would prohibit retailers from handing out plastic bags. If it passes, Rhode Island would be the first to enact a state-wide ban. The developing story can be found online at and Channel 12 Eyewitness News, Providence Journal, and GoLocalProv. … [Read More...]
January 9, 2013 Leave a Comment
Join us on Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00pm for our first meeting of the year. We'll be rolling out the 2013 events calendar, come by and find out how you can get involved. Bring a friend! … [Read More...]