October 11 2015
Surfrider's long-term effort to establish a National Marine Sanctuary off the central California coast has taken a major step forward. Last week, NOAA accepted the nomination for a new Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary.
October 09 2015
The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and SeaPlan and under the direction of the Northeast Regional Planning Body, today released the Northeast Ocean Recreation Use study findings, characterizing ocean and coastal recreation activities in New England to support the Northeast regional ocean planning process.
October 09 2015
The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused enormous impacts to local economies. This lesson was not lost on Atlantic coast businesses who are speaking out in force against the federal government's plans for offshore drilling in the Atlantic.
October 08 2015
Meet Carmen Matthews and Annie Pollard, a married couple who co-founded the Coos Bay Chapter in Coos Bay, Oregon. This chapter is doing incredible work. And it's not going unnoticed. The Coos Bay Chapter received statewide recognition from Travel Oregon with its "Outstanding Oregon Tourism Volunteer Award". Great work Coos…
October 06 2015
On September 19th, we gathered in Malibu, where it all began, for part two of our Two Coasts: One Ocean event series. In an exclusive backyard setting, nearly 300 supporters came together to celebrate Surfrider’s network of activists and raise critical funds to insure our efforts to protect 100% of…
October 05 2015
Congress has until December 11th to pass a federal budget for 2016. EPA has proposed to eliminate the BEACH Act Grants program that funds water quality testing and public health protection at beaches across the US. Ask Congress to pass a spending bill for next year that includes level funding…
October 05 2015
Surfrider urges local officials to find the source of bacterial pollution in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Blue Water Task Force test results show high readings of bacteria even during dry weather this past summer. Surfrider hopes to work with the City & local partners to fix this problem.
October 05 2015
Surfrider won’t stand idly by in the face of this plastic epidemic. That’s why we’re not just cleaning up the plastic already littering our beaches, but helping people and communities stop plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean, beaches and waves we all love. Our Rise Above Plastics program responds…
October 01 2015
Under the settlement agreement, Maui County will pay $2.5 million for projects to divert and reuse wastewater from the Lahaina wastewater injection wells, and bring its facility into compliance with the Clean Water Act.
September 28 2015
A county-wide sustainable landscapes program done in partnership with multiple agencies launched with a 2-day training for professionals. The program will involve classes, hands-on workshops, incentives and free materials to retrofit 6.25 acres of turf grass!
September 24 2015
Surfrider Foundation and a coalition of environmental groups received a win from the Hawaii Supreme Court this week when it struck down the Kyo Ya Resort and Hotel's zoning variance that would expand the hotel 60 feet into the setback area on Waikiki, the state’s most popular beach. The Supreme…
September 23 2015
Surfrider was invited to speak about OFG at a "brown bag lunch" that is hosted monthly by a state agency. Invites went out to all 4,000 staff working in multiple, state agencies working on the environment!
September 22 2015
While John is in the process of moving form Maine to Florida in just a couple weeks, Surfrider Maine is bummed to have him leave the chapter but he will find his new home with a FL Chapter.
September 19 2015
A new short film spotlights the growing movement to protect the Atlantic coast from oil drilling. Filmed on location in North Carolina, the film features interviews with Surfrider chapter leaders and beautiful coastal scenery.
September 18 2015
On September 17, 2015, Judge Randa Trapp of the San Diego Superior Court ruled in favor of the California Coastal Commission's authority to protect beach access at Strands Beach in Dana Point and ruled against the City of Dana Point for enacting an Urgency Nuisance Ordinance with no rational basis…
September 14 2015
The legislative season is full of twists and turns, every year. This year, the Surfrider Foundation and our partners supported four pieces of legislation that will improve oil spill prevention and responses should another spill like the Plains Oil Spill in Santa Barbara happen in California. Unfortunately, one of the…
September 04 2015
The California Senate has passed AB 888, banning plastic microbeads. The bill now awaits the Governor's signature, at which time it will become the nation's strongest microbeads ban yet.