Surfrider Foundation Actively Keeps Our Beaches Clean
The Surfrider Foundation's South Sound Chapter is headquartered right here in Tacoma. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, Surfrider is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. They currently maintain over 50,000 members and 63 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Europe, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
The South Sound chapter endeavors to spread awareness about the impact of our actions on the environment our children and grandchildren stand to inherit. Teams of volunteers are actively coordinated to clean the beaches around the South Puget Sound region and members are involved in and throughout the community as the organization educates and informs the rest of us of the impact our actions have on our waters and, in turn, on our own well being.
Proudly protecting our waters, their focus is on the need to keep waters and beaches clean so we and our children can still enjoy them without fear of infection or disease. Such things matter and I proudly support these guys.
The importance of this kind of awareness is reflected in recent beach closures announced August 14th by the Washington State Department of Ecology.
The South Sound Chapter of Surfrider serves the Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the southern Puget Sound region. Find them on Facebook.
The South Sound Chapter meets at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at
Treos Café: 2312 N. 30th Tacoma, WA 98403