Businesses can express their opposition to offshore oil drilling through Surfrider’s “Sign the Surfboard” Campaign!
Starting in South Florida, an eco-friendly surfboard is making its way up the coast and at every stop along the way it is being signed by businesses opposed to offshore oil drilling and seismic testing
Join Surfrider Foundation – Ocean City Maryland Chapter and Assateague Coastal Trust at Ocean City Town Hall on Monday, Sept 21st @ 6:00PM. Let’s encourage the mayor and council to vote on a resolution opposing offshore drilling and airgun surveys.
The Maryland Coast Dispatch mentions the Chapter’s plans for Hands Across the Sand in 2015 in this article. http://mdcoastdispatch.com/2015/05/14/rally-planned-in-resort-against-offshore-drilling/
Folks you have probably heard about the public meeting on offshore oil drilling that will be happening in Annapolis, MD – March 9th 3:00-7:00 PM, Loews Hotel Annapolis, 126 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Facebook Event here https://www.facebook.com/events/908011085916872/
Here’s what you need to know – this is a Public Meeting in an “Open House” format, as opposed to a public hearing where you can take the microphone, speak your mind, and have it recorded into the official record. You can view their displays, talk to agency staff, and write your comments via a computer at the meeting.
Offshore oil drilling planned for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast states naturally threatens the tourism economy which is one of the reasons we are against it. But a new report by Oceana shows that there are more jobs to be had in offshore wind development than in oil drilling.
The Chapter meeting – 1st Saturday of the Month – will be on Saturday, August 2nd, at the Longboard Cafe, 6701 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842 11AM. Please come out and bring a friend.
One topic we will discuss is the possibility of a smoking ban on Ocean City Beaches. The City Council has already discussed this in
Surf Swap on June 1st, Fagers Island, 9AM registration.