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
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

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
at
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.


More Details

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
at
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.

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