Mid-Atlantic Surfrider Chapters showed their strength as defenders of our coastline in response to the threat of offshore oil drilling. Read more about the Trump Administrations’ dangerous proposal¬†here.

Surfrider NYC Chapter Vice Chair Patrick Diamond speaks at the New York Hearing.

Chapter leaders helped organize press events at the BOEM hearings, including lining up speakers, speaking themselves, and driving turnout. They made signs and even organized at least one chartered bus to ferry the public to the poorly located hearings.

Surfrider’s “Coastal Defender” T shirts were a common site at the hearings, and in local media coverage where some chapter representatives were either quoted in print media or interviewed on television.

Surfrider Virginia Beach Chapter representatives in Richmond for the BOEM hearing.

After officially commenting with BOEM in person at the hearings, chapter representatives will be encouraging others to comment through BOEM’s online comment form located here. Please take a few minutes and let your opinion be counted!