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
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
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Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

December 2, 2013

December Meeting This Friday 12/6/2013

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

December 7th - Beach clean up at Satellite Beach
If you cannot make the meeting and want to participate in the beach clean up this Saturday.here are the details.
We will meet at Pelican Park at 10:00 AM to begin. Go to the south end and look for the Surfrider Central Florida tent.
Parking in the vacant lot at DeSoto Blvd/ A1A (southwest corner of that intersection, across street from CVS) is reccomended.
You can cross A1A at a light there, and as you walk up sidewalk you’ll enter park right by our Surfrider area.
After teh clean up, stick around, talk to Surfrider members and enjoy the festivities at the Ocean Reef Festival happening all day.

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.

Holiday Party - Can’t only be work, we are going to discuss If, when, and where we will have our holiday party. Don’t miss it.

Raffle tickets are also being sold 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 11/1/2013 @ 7:30
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Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

November 22, 2013

URGENT: Congressional Outreach Help!

Surfrider Central Florida
has members that fall into a few important congressional districts that can influence WRDA- the Water Resources Development Act. The targets in Florida would be Rep. Webster (parts of Orlando, Leesburg), Rep. Brown (parts of Jacksonville, Orlando, Seminole, etc.), and Rep. Frankel (West Palm to Ft. Lauderdale) who are on the conference committee to finalize the legislation. You can check out their district maps on their congressional websites if you are wondering where their districts are located.


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November 21, 2013

December Meeting

Surfrider Central Florida will be holding our December meeting Friday December 6th. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming.

We will be discussing, at length, our opposition to H.R. 1948 and what we can do to prevent this disastrous bill from becoming law.

We will also talk about our Beach Cleanup at Satellite Beach on December 7th and our Storm Drain marking on December 14th.

Meeting is 12/6/2013 @ 7:30
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Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

November 20, 2013

November 11, 2013

Exciting Volunteer Opportunities for Our Fellow Ocean Warriors

Surfrider Central Floridahas a busy November and December planned and we need to your help to make an impact. Here is what is coming up.Please send any replies or correspondence to chair@centralflorida.surfrider.org

 

  • November 16th and 17th - volunteers needed to “table” at the Art, Craft, and Wine Festival at Crane’s Roost Park 10am-6pm (5pm Sunday). If you have not “tabled” before, do not worry – we will be there to help. It is a great way to meet people and really learn what Surfrider is all about.
  • December 7th - Beach Clean up at Satellite Beach - details to follow. The Ocean Reef Beach Festival will be kicking off as we are finishing the clean up so a full fun family day.
  • December 14th - Our Inaugural Storm Drain Marking Day. Surfrider Central Florida is partnering with Seminole county to help storm drain raise awareness at various locations throughout the county. Details to follow.
  • Call and write your Congressman - there is currently a bill in committee that is designed to Prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from requiring states to update and revise water quality standards that don’t adequately protect rivers, lakes, springs, and estuaries. Please stay on alert for an email coming soon that will detail the bill. We will also include everything you need to know to bring your dissatisfaction to the Bill’s sponsor Representative John Mica.

Raffle tickets are also being sold 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. Swing by Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL. (407) 228-0804 to check out the board and purchase your tickets.

October 30, 2013

November Meeting This Friday 11/1/2013

Surfrider Central Florida will be holding our November meeting this Friday. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming. We will also be discussing our partnership with the Green Restaurant Association and what you can do to help, We will be planning our upcoming Satellite Beach clean up (12/7/13) and the storm drain marking program in partnership with Seminole County. 

Raffle tickets are also being sold 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 11/1/2013 @ 7:30
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Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

October 4, 2013

Florida’s October Volunteer of the Month!

October Volunteer of the Month: Robert “Kap” Kaplinger

Robert-Kaplinger-191x300Congratulations to our October Volunteer of the month, Robert “Kap” Kaplinger! Kap is a member of the Central Florida Chapter. As an all star volunteer, he single-handedly organized a cleanup of Playalinda Beach that featured an after-party at Cracker Jacks in Titusville.

Kap also organized a fundraising raffle and scored the chapter premium event tabling space at Earthday Birthday- even bringing one of the featured bands to hang out at the table to sell raffle tickets and promote beach cleanups. In this role, Kap created all the marketing materials and secured multiple raffle prizes from various vendors including a custom shaped board with the clean up flyer glassed into the deck. Thanks to Kap’s work, the Central Florida Chapter raised over $500! Chapter Chair Tim Orrange commented, “The event’s success was all Kap’s doing, we just provided support. He continues to be one of our most active core members and is constantly coming up with ideas and support.” Thank you for all that you do for the Central Florida Chapter and the Surfrider Foundation
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October 1, 2013

October Meeting 10/4/2013

We will be holding our October meeting this Friday. Please come out and hear what we have upcoming. Our legislative chair will be presenting an action plan to address the dire state of our local aquifers as well as the devastation currently happening to our coasts due to agriculture and Lake Okeechobee. We will also be discussing our partnership with the Green Restaurant Association and what you can do to help.

Raffle tickets are also being sold 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 10/4/2013 @ 7:30
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Spacebar - 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL.

(407) 228-0804

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