April 10, 2015

Volunteer at Tuck Fest

Heading out to Tuck Fest next weekend at the US National Whitewater Center?  This 3 day outdoor celebration promises to be even bigger and better than last year.  We need your help, so why not take a few hours and join us at our tent in the Vendor Village.  We need volunteers to help spread the word of what our Chapter is doing for the Queen City.  The following times below are still available.  Interested in helping?  Send us an email with the time you would like and a contact # and we will get you signed up. (chair@charlotte.surfrider.org)

Time                                      # of Spots

Saturday, 4/18

12-3                                                       3

3-6                                                         3

Sunday, 4/19

9-12                                                       3

12-4                                                       3


March 31, 2015

Charlotte Storm Drain Marking Project

Did you know that our city’s storm drains run right to our area’s creeks, rivers and lakes?  Anything that is washed down either due to rain or someone sweeping or spraying trash into the drain goes right into our watershed.  There is no filter, no treatment plant.  We have partnered with the city of Charlotte to affix templates on the city’s storm drains informing our residents of this.  As you can imagine, this will be a pretty long project and we are kicking it off this Saturday!!  Meet us at Polo Ridge Elementary (11830 Tom Short Rd) at 10 am and help us with our first community.  This is a family-friendly event and kids of all ages are welcome.



March 4, 2015

Kill The K-Cup

Here is an interesting quote I read the other day regarding Keurig Coffee makers and the K-Cups that accompany them – “I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use, and it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make. I feel bad sometimes that I ever did it!” Not that crazy as I think most people feel this way, however this was a quote from John Sylvan, the inventor of the K-Cup!! Seeing the havoc these disposable coffee pods are wreaking on our planet, he now wishes these didn’t exist?
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