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Coastal Blog

October 2012

From King Tides to Sea Level Rise

October 31 2012

From King Tides to Sea Level Rise

Coastal Preservation

“King tides” are extreme high tide events that tend to be more dramatic in the winter when storms cause increased wind and wave activity along the coast. These high water events allow us to visualize now how flooding from rising sea levels will impact our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline…

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RAP on Openline

October 30 2012

RAP on Openline

Rise Above Plastics Bag Bans Expanded Polystyrene Foam

Last month the good folks over at KROQ invited us over to chat about the Rise Above Plastics program and ways to reduce plastic pollution. Check it out here to find out more about Surfrider, Rise Above Plastics and what you can do to help turn the tide on plastic…

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Surfrider Dives into Ocean Planning on the East Coast

October 29 2012

Surfrider Dives into Ocean Planning on the East Coast

Ocean Ecosystems Marine Spatial Planning

The Surfrider Foundation is hiring staff in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions to support our participation in regional ocean planning. Surfrider's goal in ocean planning is to protect special places and ensure that future development minimizes impacts to the environment and recreational uses.

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The surfonomics of Trestles

October 26 2012

The surfonomics of Trestles

Surf Protection Surf Economics

We use Trestles, a famous suite of waves found in Southern California, as a case study to describe the basic the economics of a surf spot. Two important measures known as economic impact and economic value are described.

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One Foot At A Time - LAST CALL for Plastic Litter Mosaic Photos

October 26 2012

One Foot At A Time - LAST CALL for Plastic Litter Mosaic Photos

Rise Above Plastics

As part of RAPtober, the Surfrider Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual ONE FOOT AT A TIME plastic clean-up event! This fun and exciting event, will bring together volunteers from across the country to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution by removing pieces of plastic trash…

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Plastic on Mars and the Arctic Seafloor

October 25 2012

Plastic on Mars and the Arctic Seafloor

Rise Above Plastics Bag Bans Expanded Polystyrene Foam

Why are we taking plastic pollution to the ends of the earth and beyond? David Bowie famously asked whether there is Life on Mars but before we can confirm that either way we have managed to litter plastic on the red planet. Meanwhile, a study was recently released showing an…

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Campaign Planning Video

October 22 2012

Campaign Planning Video

Rise Above Plastics Bag Bans

Plan before you ban. When considering plastic bag legislation - or any other campaign with a beginning, middle, and end - we can't underscore enough the importance of campaign planning. Surfrider's Northeast Regional Manager John Weber has seen the good, bad and ugly sides of campaigns over his tenure as…

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Another Victory for Beach Access in Maine!

October 21 2012

Another Victory for Beach Access in Maine!

Beach Access Legal

Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine will be kept open to the public per a ruling by the State of Maine Superior Court on October 16, 2012.

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Beach Fill Comes to San Diego

October 19 2012

Beach Fill Comes to San Diego

Beachapedia Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Surf Protection

San Diego County is currently pumping sand onto 8 beaches in the area. Surfrider's chapter is monitoring for impacts to surf spots.

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BWTF session at West Coast Summit

October 19 2012

BWTF session at West Coast Summit

Blue Water Task Force

Leaders from more than a dozen chapters met during Surfrider's West Coast Summit in Ventura, California to learn more about each others' water testing programs and discuss common challenges and best practices.

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Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

October 17 2012

Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

Water Quality

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. It is a good time to celebrate its successes and to support a strong Clean Water Act to address water quality challenges in the years and decades to come.

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RAPTOBER - A Month Long Challenge to Rise Above Plastics

October 17 2012

RAPTOBER - A Month Long Challenge to Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics

For the entire month of October the Surfrider Foundation is celebrating Raptober. We’re sharing plastic related facts, as well as tips on how to reduce your individual plastic footprint in an effort to raise awareness about the need to Rise Above Plastics to help protect the marine environment. RIGHT NOW…

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Funding News for Beach Water Testing Programs

October 12 2012

Funding News for Beach Water Testing Programs

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

While Congress has yet to pass a federal budget for next year, they did manage to agree on a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government in operation until March 31, 2013. This CR includes level funding to keep the EPA BEACH Grants program in operation.

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OFG Branching Out Through Teacher Training

October 12 2012

OFG Branching Out Through Teacher Training

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

The San Diego Surfrider Chapter utilized their current OFG Series (Class, Workshop, Workday) to train new teachers. More trained teachers mean being able to scale up the Program to educate and transform more gardens. Good timing: the Chapter is a partner on a large grant-funded program with the City, County…

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Taking OFG To The Streets: Parkway Curb Cut & Bio-Swale

October 11 2012

Taking OFG To The Streets: Parkway Curb Cut & Bio-Swale

Ocean Friendly Gardens HOW

After creating an Ocean Friendly Garden on this property, the owner went after street runoff. In water quality circles, it's referred to as LID, or Low Impact Development. But for the most part, it's removing asphalt and concrete barriers to landscape-based solutions.

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