Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Paddle 4 Clean Water at the Cape

Hope to see you there.....
September 23rd - Our Annual Paddle for Clean Water, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Jetty Park in Cape Canaveral. This is your chance to join other watermen and women who love the ocean. We will be paddling out past the jetty to form a circle of friendship, joining to protest against those who pollute our coastline. Surfers, bodyboarders, paddle boarders, kayakers, rafters, boaters, fishermen, beachgoers all can join us. To encourage more attendees, Cocoa Beach Kayaking (784-4545) and Space Coast Kayaking (784-2452) have both offered the use of some of their kayaks for free. Just be sure to call them to reserve your space. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided for paddlers, and t-shirts will be available. (There is a $5 entrance to the park) I need someone to help bring up the 12 boxes of SOBE vitamin water 12 packs that are in Cocoa Beach and also we need some volunteers who can bring just coolers with ice. No word on boats that want to carry protest signs. BTW - have you made your sign yet? We have a few, but your expressions make it colorful.The event this year focuses on curbing cruise ship pollution at the passage of the Beach Protection Act, which at the national level, which insures better monitoring and enforcing of current dumping restrictions. At the state level we will be working to create a stronger version of the Clean Ocean Act. We will also have brochures on how to keep the ocean clean for beachgoers and boaters, explaining how each of us has a part in preventing pollution.
October 11th - Monthly Meeting at the Cocoa Beach Surf Museum (north side of Ron Jons in Cocoa Beach) - 6:30 p.m. (come early for goodies!) This is the big one - elections of new Surfrider officers - Chairman and Secretary. If you want to elect our new leaders, you need to be at this meeting.
If you would like to bring in dish, please feel free to. We'll bring the utensils, cups, and plates. Rick HayesChapter ChairmanSurfrider FoundationSebastian Inlet Chaptersurfridersi@yahoo.com321.779.0279 h321.652.2024 c

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