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Waikiki Beaches Re-opened after Sewage Spill but Brown Water Advisory Remains in Effect Statewide

August 27 2015

Waikiki Beaches Re-opened after Sewage Spill but Brown Water Advisory Remains in Effect Statewide

Water Quality Illness Public Notification

The Department of Health re-opened Waikiki beaches on Wednesday after bacteria levels dropped in the ocean from the sewage spill that affected the area in the early am hours on Monday. Signs will remain posted at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor and Kewalo Basin telling the public to keep…

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Paddle Out to Raise Awareness About Oil Spill Legislation

August 25 2015

Paddle Out to Raise Awareness About Oil Spill Legislation

On August 22nd, the Surfrider Foundation in partnership with Patagonia and other local groups organized a 5-mile round trip “paddle out” to an oil platform off Santa Barbara to raise awareness about the dangers and shortsightedness of offshore drilling. The recent oil spill and slicks threatening our coastline are crude…

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Massive Sewage Spill on Waikiki

August 25 2015

Massive Sewage Spill on Waikiki

Water Quality Illness Public Notification

Heavy rains from Tropical Depression Kilo caused a 500,000 gallon sewage spill on Oahu Monday forcing beach closures along several miles of Waikiki Beach. Several smaller sewage spills and wastewater discharges have also contaminated other beaches on Oahu.

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Surfrider Foundation joins lawsuit to stop seawalls in Florida

August 21 2015

Surfrider Foundation joins lawsuit to stop seawalls in Florida

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring Legal

Surfrider Foundation has joined three other conservation groups to save Florida's beaches and the sea turtles from the impacts of sea walls.

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I am El Niño….

August 18 2015

I am El Niño….

Coastal Preservation

In recent weeks, the news has been full of stories predicting one of the strongest El Niño’s on record. The last two very strong El Niño events (1982-83 and 1997-98) affected the weather globally and brought strong storms to the California, which resulted in high amounts of rain and snow…

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Join Surfrider for International Coastal Cleanup Day

August 18 2015

Join Surfrider for International Coastal Cleanup Day

Come join Surfrider for the annual International Coastal Cleanup on September 19. More than a half million volunteers came together last year on this one-day event, sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy, to pick up more than 16 million pounds of trash over 16,000 miles of coastlines. This is the single…

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Activist Spotlight: It’s our playground

August 14 2015

Activist Spotlight: It’s our playground

Activist Spotlight

Todd Remmel has been involved with Surfrider for close to 30 years! Long before Surfrider, he was passing out flyers to save a local wetland from being developed, saving baby turtles and keeping the beach clean where he grew up in Ocean City, MD. Since Surfrider and now living in…

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Florida’s Gulf Coast Faces New Drilling Threat

August 14 2015

Florida’s Gulf Coast Faces New Drilling Threat

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

New legislation puts the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic, and Arctic at risk for new oil and gas drilling.

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Surfrider Protecting Our Ocean From Desal

August 13 2015

Surfrider Protecting Our Ocean From Desal

Coastal Preservation Know Your H20 Desalination Legal

Surfrider Foundation is engaging to protect our ocean from desalination facilities-- including from a flurry of proposed desal projects in the Monterey Bay area.

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Stormwater Runoff Fees Get Property Owners’ Attention

August 10 2015

Stormwater Runoff Fees Get Property Owners’ Attention

Ocean Friendly Gardens Water Quality

Cities like Seattle, WA and Portland, OR charge a stormwater runoff fee in proportion to how much runs off. The Governor of Hawaii signed a bill that clears the first hurdle in that state instituting fees to help protect clean surf and healthy oceans.

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Sign-the-Surfboard Campaign Officially Launches in Miami, Florida!

August 10 2015

Sign-the-Surfboard Campaign Officially Launches in Miami, Florida!

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

A surfboard is gathering signatures as it travels the length of the Atlantic Coast to show opposition to new offshore drilling and seismic testing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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Surfrider Seeks to Protect Beaches from Seawalls in California Supreme Court Case

August 07 2015

Surfrider Seeks to Protect Beaches from Seawalls in California Supreme Court Case

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring Legal

Today, the Surfrider Foundation submitted an application to file an amicus curiae brief with the California Supreme Court in Lynch v. California Coastal Commission, in support of the Commission's authority to regulate seawalls, and protect against coastal armoring's harmful effects to our shorelines.

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“Plains” Refugio Oil Spill Could Be 40% Larger Than Estimated

August 06 2015

“Plains” Refugio Oil Spill Could Be 40% Larger Than Estimated

Updates Not the answer Water Quality Oil Spill

It’s been nearly three months since the "Plains" oil spill at Refugio State Beach, in Santa Barbara—spilling 20,000 gallons of oil into the ocean. Based on a recent report, the number of gallons originally spilled could be 40% more than initially estimated. Which makes sense. An ‘increase in the original…

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Surfrider Foundation Attends and Presents at the National Adaptation Forum (NAF) in St. Louis

August 06 2015

Surfrider Foundation Attends and Presents at the National Adaptation Forum (NAF) in St. Louis

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Ocean Ecosystems Marine Protected Areas

Surfrider Foundation’s attendance at this renowned conference is just one of the many ways Surfrider is beginning to engage more actively on climate change adaptation work. While adaptation work is still in its infancy across the nation, Surfrider, via its national chapter network, is poised to help agencies, local governments…

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Activist Spotlight: Our ocean needs advocates

August 03 2015

Activist Spotlight: Our ocean needs advocates

Activist Spotlight

This month features Lindsey Deignan from our Surfrider Cape Fear chapter who is helping lead the fight against seismic testing and offshore oil drilling on the North Carolina coast.

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Water Conservation: Reducing Your Water Footprint Contributes to Clean Water at Our Coasts

July 29 2015

Water Conservation: Reducing Your Water Footprint Contributes to Clean Water at Our Coasts

Know Your H20 Ocean Friendly Gardens Water Quality

Conserving water can have positive impacts on water quality by reducing urban runoff and supporting properly functioning wastewater treatment systems. During August's Water Quality Month, Native Foods is challenging us all to take the 'Vedge Pledge' to reduce our global water footprint.

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Surfrider Leading North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling

July 28 2015

Surfrider Leading North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

Surfrider’s Cape Fear Chapter helped pass a resolution in Wilmington, North Carolina against proposed offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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Fish Festival Reels In Ideas, New OFG Activists & Partners

July 24 2015

Fish Festival Reels In Ideas, New OFG Activists & Partners

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class Water Quality

The Humboldt, CA OFG Committee gets off to a good start by drawing in a cross-section of those in the landscape sector. Then, they attended a popular community event to educate about OFG, learn what is need in the community, and ask people to join or partner with the Committee.

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Surfrider Moves to Intervene in a Lawsuit Protecting Beach Access in Maine

July 17 2015

Surfrider Moves to Intervene in a Lawsuit Protecting Beach Access in Maine

Beach Access Legal

Surfrider Foundation has attempted to join a lawsuit to protect generations of public beach access on Crowley Island, Maine.

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Chasing the Prize: The U.S. Ocean Policy Turns Five

July 13 2015

Chasing the Prize: The U.S. Ocean Policy Turns Five

Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Surf Protection Water Quality

President Barack Obama made history five years ago by creating the National Ocean Policy. We're just beginning to reap the rewards.

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