Change Begins Onshore

Coastal Blog

March 2011

Garden Assistance Program (GAP) Workday to Launch OFG in Long Beach, CA

March 31 2011

Garden Assistance Program (GAP) Workday to Launch OFG in Long Beach, CA

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

The Long Beach Chapter, in collaboration with the Huntington and Newport Beach Chapters, are co-launching their OFG Programs. The Chapters have put the call out to volunteers for the garden workday on Sunday, April 10 from 10am-4pm to learn while actually helping the homeowners create an Ocean Friendly Garden.

Read Full Post

Orange County to Expand Wastewater Recycling System

March 31 2011

Orange County to Expand Wastewater Recycling System

Know Your H20 Water Recycling

Orange County Water District has announced that they will expand their award-winning wastewater recycling system, increasing its capacity from 70 million gallons per day (MGD) to 100 MGD. This is good news for local water supply reliability and good news for the ocean.

Read Full Post

Tidal Energy Being Studied in Alaska

March 30 2011

Tidal Energy Being Studied in Alaska

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

Ocean Renewable Power, a company which has conducted a pilot project in Maine and developed much of their technology there, is now evaluating the prospects of using tides in the Cook Inlet area of Alaska to spin a turbine to generate electricity. The company just received a permit to begin…

Read Full Post

Blue Water Task Force on Kaua’i

March 30 2011

Blue Water Task Force on Kaua’i

Blue Water Task Force

The Kaua'i Chapter tests local beaches and rivers for bacteria and has been doing a great job of communicating their results and what they may indicate to the local community. They have also been trying to get the State to test more beaches themselves and improve public notification of pollution…

Read Full Post

Glouster, Massachusetts balks at upgrading its sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment levels

March 30 2011

Glouster, Massachusetts balks at upgrading its sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment levels

Water Quality

Representatives from the Massachusetts Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation were the lone voices of support at a recent public hearing for EPA's draft decision to deny a sewage treatment plant in Glouster another waiver to it's obligations to meet the decades long requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Read Full Post

Moving Toward Water Self-Sufficiency

March 29 2011

Moving Toward Water Self-Sufficiency

Know Your H20

Barry Nelson of NRDC just wrote a great article highlighting efforts by Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Diego and a couple of water districts in Los Angeles who have significantly reduced their amounts of imported water through a variety of strategies, including developing local groundwater supplies, conservation and wastewater recycling.…

Read Full Post

Ocean Recreation in Oregon

March 29 2011

Ocean Recreation in Oregon

Surf Protection

The Surfrider Foundation has released a new report on ocean recreation in Oregon revealing that 80% of Oregonians visited the coast last year, generating an estimated $2.4 billion in expenditures.

Read Full Post

The 5th International Marine Debris Conference: 5IMDC

March 26 2011

The 5th International Marine Debris Conference: 5IMDC

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

More on Sewage Spill in NH

March 25 2011

More on Sewage Spill in NH

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

Read Full Post

Another Crappy Beach

March 24 2011

Another Crappy Beach

Coastal Preservation

Read Full Post

March 21 2011

What Inspires?

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

March 18 2011

Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Bill Introduced in Senate

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

Read Full Post

March 18 2011

Roamin’ RAPster

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

March 17 2011

Balls of Clay in Texas

Coastal Preservation

Read Full Post

March 17 2011

Emergency Beach Clean-ups in NH to Remove Wastewater Treatment Disks

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

Read Full Post

March 15 2011

Is BPA Free Plastic Safe?  Do You Want to Take the Chance?

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

March 14 2011

Forked Tongues… and =======> GO OREGON!

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

March 11 2011

Oregon at the Epicenter of Wave Energy Research and Development

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

Read Full Post

March 10 2011

What is ‘Rise Above Plastics’ by Angela Howe.

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

March 07 2011

New RAP Czar!

Rise Above Plastics

Read Full Post

 1 2 >