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Coastal Blog

April 2012

Surfrider Taking Action on Toxic Dispersants

April 18 2012

Surfrider Taking Action on Toxic Dispersants

Legal

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, EPA still hasn't studied the effects of toxic chemical dispersants on water quality and wildlife. Surfrider Foundation, Center for Bioligical Diversity and Pacific Environment filed suit today to challenge the authorization of such chemicals in oil spill response plans.

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Surfrider Foundation Sues Maui County Over Illegal Sewage Discharges

April 16 2012

Surfrider Foundation Sues Maui County Over Illegal Sewage Discharges

Legal Water Quality

Surfrider Foundation, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club-Maui Group, and West Maui Preservation Association, represented by Earthjustice, sued the County of Maui today for federal Clean Water Act violations leading to contamination of nearshore waters from the Lahaina wastewater facility injection wells.

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Danger: Stay out of the Water!

April 13 2012

Danger: Stay out of the Water!

Blue Water Task Force Youth Water Quality

Read this press release by Santa Monica High School students after they measured alarmingly high bacteria levels at their ocean beach BWTF testing sites following heavy rains last week. These students continue to do a great job bringing public attention to local beach pollution problems.

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Phone In To Help Hawaii Reduce Plastic Bag Pollution

April 11 2012

Phone In To Help Hawaii Reduce Plastic Bag Pollution

Rise Above Plastics Bag Bans

Hawaii stands poised to pass the nation's first statewide Bag Bill (HB2483). The bill would reduce the consumption of single-use plastic and paper bags through a small fee, and revenues from the fees would help fund watershed protection. Over the last four years, the coalition of supporters has grown to…

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Restoring Clean Water and Natural Ecosystems in Ventura, CA

April 10 2012

Restoring Clean Water and Natural Ecosystems in Ventura, CA

Know Your H20 Low Impact Development Ocean Friendly Gardens Water Quality

For the past two decades the Ventura Chapter has been working on integrated solutions to the problems that face our ocean, waves, and beaches. Learn more about the many programs and campaigns they are leading to protect and restore water quality, water supply and watershed function in the Ventura River…

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Ocean Frontiers Film Opens to Rave Reviews

April 08 2012

Ocean Frontiers Film Opens to Rave Reviews

Ocean Ecosystems

A new documentary spotlights ocean stewardship efforts across the country, and offers a vision for implementing our National Ocean Policy

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Rise Above Plastics Goes Global

April 05 2012

Rise Above Plastics Goes Global

Rise Above Plastics

Surfrider's Rise Above Plastics program started on the West Coast, has made an impact in coastal communities across the U.S. and now reaches to Europe and beyond. Surfrider’s Europe flagship event “Ocean Initiatives” held it's opening weekend from March 22 to March 25. The “Ocean Initiatives” are an awareness program…

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Fire Station’s Ocean Friendly Garden: Indoor & Outdoor Classroom

April 03 2012

Fire Station’s Ocean Friendly Garden: Indoor & Outdoor Classroom

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

Surfrider partners with an LA-based water district to fund ten public demonstration Ocean Friendly Gardens. In Los Angeles, Fire Station 171 holds a class and then goes out to the garden for show-and-tell at the new Ocean Friendly Garden built at their station.

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Peter Douglas 1942 -2012

April 02 2012

Peter Douglas 1942 -2012

Coastal Preservation

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of a legendary advocate of coastal protection in California and beyond.

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Brown Water Advisory on Kaua’i

April 02 2012

Brown Water Advisory on Kaua’i

Blue Water Task Force

The Kaua'i BWTF released results of their post-storm water testing in their local newspaper. This Chapter has done a very good job of raising community awareness of their testing program and local water pollution issues.

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