Volusia Flagler ChapterThe Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flager counties in Florida. Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. More Details
September 16, 8:00-10:30AM
*Our Chapter will be at 2 locations: North Beach Community Park in New Smyrna Beach and Hartford Approach in Daytona Beach. Contact for the Hartford Approach clean up is Bek Janssen, firstname.lastname@example.org
For NSB Location: Volusia/Flagler Surfrider Foundation is proud to partner with the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors to be the site captains for North Beach Park in NSB (at the end of Sapphire Road).
(This site requires a parking pass which may be obtained prior to the cleanup free of charge at New Smyrna Beach Leisure Services Department, 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. For more information about the passes, please visit http://www.cityofnsb.com/
Each September, volunteers around the WORLD work together to clean beaches, rivers and other waterways. Volunteers document every piece of trash they find on standardized trash tally data cards, which will be provided to you. This information is used by the Ocean Conservancy to produce the world’s only state-by-state, country-by-country Marine Debris Index. By understanding sources of marine debris, we can work together to solve this problem. In Volusia County last year, 7,700 lbs of trash (including over 41,000 cigarette butts) was removed from the beach!
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, close-toed shoes and hats. Please bring sunscreen, water or drinks, and work gloves. To reduce the amount of waste being generated by the event, volunteers may also want to bring buckets for trash collection and use work gloves instead of plastic gloves.
Visit our Facebook event page for more information and updates: www.facebook.com/vfsurfrider
You can make a difference!
When: Thursday, March 30, 7-8 PM
Where: Starbucks, 110 S. Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach (Near the Ocean Deck)
We will be meeting to discuss the upcoming Hands Across the Sand in May and our Eco-Surf Clinic in June. Volunteers are desperately needed to help with planning and executing these events. All are welcome, especially those who are passionate about our beaches! See you there!
Visit our Facebook event page for photos from 2014 and 2015’s events and to get ideas for your outfit! https://www.facebook.com/events/627224037434585/
When: Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 AM-2 PM
Where: Winterhaven Park, Ponce Inlet
We need volunteers to help us introduce surfing to the next generation of lil groms! No experience needed, just a love of the ocean. Contact email@example.com for more details.
Each September, volunteers around the WORLD work together to clean beaches, rivers and other waterways. Volunteers document every piece of trash they find on standardized trash tally data cards, which will be provided to you. This information is used by the Ocean Conservancy to produce the world’s only state-by-state, country-by-country Marine Debris Index. By understanding sources of marine debris, we can work together to solve this problem.
Join us on September 17th at North Beach Community Park. More details to follow soon!
Free for children ages 17 and under who can swim (parent or guardian must stay for entire time) We’ll have cool giveaways and snacks on hand, come out and support your local Surfrider and buy a t-shirt!
Sign-up will begin at 10am. At 10:30am we’ll have a short surfing lesson and then all go surfing, boards provided by the Volusia County Junior Lifeguards. We’ll take a break around noon, have some snacks and learn some cool stuff about your beach! Chad Truxall of the Marine Discovery Center will talk about plants and animals in the ocean and estuaries surrounding Ponce Inlet. Then we’ll hit the waves again after we give away some swag! Membership not required. RSVP by email encouraged but not required.
Also, we can always use a few more volunteers to accompany kids in the water.
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Hands Across the Sand this year, the Central Florida Chapter will be joining the Volusia/Flagler Chapter. This means that the line of joined hands will be longer than ever this year at the Hartford Approach (1900 N. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, 32118, look for the Surfrider flags)…you don’t want to miss it!
We will meet on the beach at 10 am on Saturday, May 21 to do a beach clean up. We’ll reconvene at our tent around 11:30 to get ready to join hands at 12 pm for 15 minutes. Handmade signs opposing seismic testing/offshore drilling are welcome, see photos from our past events for ideas!
Visit www.handsacrossthesand.com for more info about this movement but please realize this is not about politics, it is about protecting our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, fisheries and our land environment!
A beach cookout will immediately follow at 12:30. Remember your reusable water bottles/cups. We will have hot dogs/veggie dogs and snacks. Feel free to bring a dish to share!
Note about parking: You cannot drive onto the beach at Hartford but you can drive on at Williams and drive South to meet us at Hartford.
We have lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we need your help!
Chapter Executive Committee: Become a member of the leadership team! Positions on the Executive Committee include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator. Help grow the chapter, plan campaigns, organize events and build the future of the Volusia Flagler Chapter!
Rise Above Plastic Committee: Tired of finding plastic straws, bottles, bags, and foam cups on your beach visits? Join the Rise Above Plastic Committee to work on foam foodware bans, banning plastic bags, and much more!
beach Cleanup Organizer: Do you have a passion for picking up plastic? We are looking for waterway cleanup organizers. We’ll bring the gloves and buckets, you pick the beach and help get out the word!
If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!
Join us for our September Chapter meeting on September 24th at 6:30pm. We’re being hosted by our friends at Starbucks in Daytona Beach- join us!
What: September Chapter Meeting
When: September 24th, 6:30pm
Who: Everyone! Members and non-members alike!
Where: Startbucks, 110 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118