Central Florida Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation’s most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation’s 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. More Details
July 11, 2014

No July Meeting

There will be no July General Meeting

Surfrider Central Florida
We will be taking a break for the month of July. Next meeting is 8/8/14

Any questions/ideas or concenrns, please contact:
 kaplinger@hotmail.com , Kevin Anderson treasurer@centralflorida.surfrider.org or Tim Orrange chair@centralflroida.surfrider.org

H.R 1948 - what is happening and what Surfrider is doing about it. Take action to help us defeat a proposed bill that will degrade our water quality.

NOTE: Starting in April, the monthly meeting will moved from the first Friday of the month to the Second Friday of the month.

Next Meeting is 8/8/14@ 7:30
at
Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

June 12, 2014

June Meeting

Surfrider Central Florida

We will be holding our June meeting Friday 6/13/14. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming.

We will be discussing our events for the Summer. There will be something for Everyone!

We will be screening the movie Cycle of Insanity – come learn how you can protect Central Florida’s vital waterways.

Volunteers are needed!

please contact kaplinger@hotmail.com , Kevin Anderson treasurer@centralflorida.surfrider.org or Tim Orrange chair@centralflroida.surfrider.org

H.R 1948 – what is happening and what Surfrider is doing about it. Take action to help us defeat a proposed bill that will degrade our water quality.

Plus much more.
We are going to have a busy May and need your help planning.

NOTE: Starting in April, the monthly meeting will moved from the first Friday of the month to the Second Friday of the month.

Meeting is 6/13/14@ 7:30
at
Spacebar – 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

 

May 10, 2014

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April 25, 2014

Trash Bash 2014

Come join Central Florida Surfrider  Foundation, Keep Brevard Beautiful  &  A Day Away Kayak tours….. We are going to be cleaning up at Haul Over Canal at the Canaveral National Seashore this Saturday April 26th 2014. 
The way this works is, Saturday Morning you come on out to Haul Over Canal, you can check in at the Bairs Cove Boat Ramp. There you will receive a bucket and a picker and given an area to clean up … once that is done you then come on over to the other side of the canal, check in with Central Florida Surfider Foundation and A Day Away Kayak tours, complete your waiver and safety briefing then you can ride in pairs to clean up on the canal from the kayaks!!!! This event is from 8 AM to Noon…and the kayaks rides are free… *note we encourage family’s to participate!
If you want to know more about taking kayak tours with family , friends  and maybe as a team building activity  contact our friends at A Day Away Kayak Tours … they have all kinds of great tours and great prices to!
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April 16, 2014

Come see us at the 9th annual Central Florida Earth Day!

The 9th annual Central Florida Earth Day!
Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida

Central Florida Earth Day 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Lake Eola Park (east side)

195 N. Rosalind Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Please join us for the 9th annual Central Florida Earth Day, the largest
and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida!

April 9, 2014

April Meeting Friday 4/11/14

April Meeting Friday 4/11/14

Surfrider Central Florida will be holding our April meeting Friday 4/11/14. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming. 

We will be discussing our new direction in efforts to help keep Orlando’s restaurants greencome hear how you can make an impact in the area just by urging your favorite restaurants to think about their practices.
 
Volunteers are needed for the 
2014 Indian River Festival. We need some Volunteers this weekend for tabling event and free kayak rider and kayak clean up on the inter coastal at Sand Point Park in Titusville!!! *note Sunday is their annual Rubber Duck race as well and plenty of SEAFOOD!

please contact 
kaplinger@hotmail.com to volunteer

H.R 1948 - what is happening and what Surfrider is doing about it. Take action to help us defeat a proposed bill that will degrade our water quality.

Plus much more. We are going to have a busy April to commemorate Earth Day and need your help planning.

NOTE: Starting in April, the monthly meeting will move from the first Friday of the month to the Second Friday of the month.

Meeting is 4/11/14@ 7:30
at
Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

April 2, 2014

Lake Jesup Restoration – Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Surfrider Central Florida will be joining forces with Seminole County SERV to help with Lake Jesup Restorations.
We have very limited space so please respond to chair@centralflorida.surfrider.org to volunteer. Space is limited and will be first come.

Lake Jesup Restoration
Saturday, April 5th, 2014, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Seminole County Watershed Management Division and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for our 3rd Lake Jesup Restoration event! Work alongside biologists to plant native eelgrass in this important waterway. Volunteers must be at least 10 yrs old, and wear closed-toe shoes. Please note that we will be working in the water for the duration of the event. We will be meeting at Black Hammock Adventures, 2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765 (http://www.theblackhammock.com); they are generously providing air boat transportation to the planting location! Old clothes, yard gloves, a hat, and sunscreen are recommended.

February 4, 2014

February Meeting Friday 2/7/14

Surfrider Central Florida will be holding our February meeting Friday 2/7/14. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming. 

UPDATE
If you plan on attending the storm drain marking event tomorrow, check your email before leaving (about 10AM): If it is wet or raining we will move to Sunday 2/9/14 same time, same place. No email means it is on!

Seminole County Storm Drain Marking this Saturday 2/8/14 - Surfrider Central Florida is partnering with Seminole County to mark storm drains that dump directly into water sources.The marking event this week will take place in the sensitive Wekiva Springs area. Come out and help us raise awareness. We will meet at

Chamberlin’s Natural Foods - 1086 Montgomery Rd Altamonte Spgs, FL 32714

11:00 AM
from there we will car pool to the neighborhood and mark the drains.

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting.

We will be officially kicking off our partnership with The Green Restaurant Association - come hear how you can make an impact in the area just by urging your favorite restaurants to think about their practices.
 
H.R 1948
 - what is happening and what Surfrider is doing about it. Take action to help us defeat a proposed bill that will degrade our water quality.

Plus much more. We are going to have a busy April to commemorate Earth Day and need your help planning.

 

NOTE: We are changing from the first Friday of the month to the second Friday of the month starting in April.

Meeting is 2/7/2014 @ 7:30
at
Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

January 23, 2014

Air Potato Raid Details

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1/25/2014

Help Still Needed for Air Potato Event! 

We still need help for the 2014 Air Potato Mega-Raid at the locations below. This fun event for all ages will be on Saturday, January 25th from 9:30 – 11:30 am. You can reserve your spots by contacting Elizabeth Stephens (407-665-2457; serv@seminolecountyfl.gov), and after January 7th you can also register directly via this website:http://tinyurl.com/raidit

Spring Hammock Preserve (298 Osprey Trail, Longwood, FL 32750)

Merrill Park – City of Altamonte Springs (985 Merrill Park Dr., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714)

Lake Lotus Park - City of Altamonte Springs (1153 Lake Lotus Park Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714)

Seminole Wekiva Trail @ the Seminole County Softball Complex (2200 North St, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701)

January 1, 2014

January Meeting This Friday 1/3/2014

Surfrider Central Florida will be holding our January meeting this Friday. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming. 

Surf Expo - January 9th, 10th, and 11th
Volunteers needed to help man our booth, if interested please attend the meeting to hear more.
Shaun Tomson will be signing his book and has donated copies to Surfrider Central Florida to help raise funds. Books will be available for sale and bundled into new membership packages.
inquiries can be sent to chair@centralflorida.surfrider.org

Shaun will be signing copies of his
new book “The Code”
T hursday 9 Jan. 11-12pm, 3-4pm
Friday 10 Jan. 11-12pm, 3-4pm
! Saturday 11 Jan. 12-1pm
“Shaun continues to inspire with words of wisdom” – Tony Hawk
“Live The Code” – Shaun White
“Shaun is one of surfing’s greatest thinkers and The Code’s lessons carry weight
and value for everyone.” – Brendon Thomas, Surfer Magazine
“Buy this book for your kids!” – Jim Moriarty – Surfrider Foundation
!Media Inquiries: shauntomson@yahoo.com

Other issues to be discussed at the meeting.
H.R 1948
 - what is happening and what Surfrider is doing about it. Take action to help us defeat a proposed bill that will degrade our water quality.

Seminole County Storm Drain Marking - Surfrider Central Florida is partnering with Seminole County to mark storm drains that dump directly into water sources. we will decide the date.

Hear about some other cool events in the months to come.

Last chance to get raffle tickets for the Andy Irons tribute board. If you have not seen this, you need to come by and take a look. Tickets are $5.00 each, 3 for $10.00, or 5 for $20.00.

Meeting is 1/3/2014 @ 7:30
at
Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

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