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South Bay Chapter Hosts Teach and Test Program Year-end Party and Presentations

May 17 2011

South Bay Chapter Hosts Teach and Test Program Year-end Party and Presentations

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On May 15th at SEA Lab in Redondo Beach, 29 students from 5 South Bay high schools participating in the Surfrider Foundation’s Teach and Test Program presented their results that reflect seven months of water quality testing at 15 South Bay beaches as well as the Ballona Creek Wetlands.

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Flexing Our New Website to Engage - Newport, Oregon

May 05 2011

Flexing Our New Website to Engage - Newport, Oregon

Blue Water Task Force Partnerships Youth

The Newport, Oregon Chapter is working on an Ocean’s Today Kiosk, that will live at the Oregon Coast Aquarium with nearly 1 million visitors per year. The kiosk will rotate screens about the local BWTF program, it has QR codes embedded for visitors to link directly to our website, learn…

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Teach and Test at the LA County Science Fair

April 15 2011

Teach and Test at the LA County Science Fair

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Today student leaders from Santa Monica High School's Teach and Test program exhibited at the Los Angeles County Science Fair.

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One Year Later - Still Oil in the Sand

April 14 2011

One Year Later - Still Oil in the Sand

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

Surfrider volunteers recently conducted testing for oil and dispersants in the sand at Dune Allen Beach in Florida. The volunteers used a special ultraviolet light which revealed veins of what has been termed a “crude/Corexit compound” in the sand. Surfrider Foundation will communicate their findings and methods with BP to…

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Testing Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

April 06 2011

Testing Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Oil Spill

Check out these videos describing the Emerald Coast Chapter's new venture testing beach sand for oil and dispersant contamination using UV light.

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Blue Water Task Force on Kaua’i

March 30 2011

Blue Water Task Force on Kaua’i

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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…

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More on Sewage Spill in NH

March 25 2011

More on Sewage Spill in NH

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March 17 2011

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

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February 22 2011

Monitoring Gulf Beaches for Oil and Dispersants

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February 10 2011

Sewage Dumping on Long Island, NY

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February 07 2011

Santa Monica High School Press Release & Data Displays

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January 04 2011

Rains bring sewage to beaches in California

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November 10 2010

The BWTF:  Where are we?

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November 04 2010

Oceans 2030: Youth Outlook, A photo, video & artwork contest

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November 03 2010

Combined Sewer Overflows Continue to Plague the Olympic Peninsula

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October 27 2010

Beach Monitoring in CA Survives Budget Cuts for 1 More Year

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October 13 2010

Surfrider Europe Investigates Plastic Debris on Atlantic Beaches

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October 06 2010

Sewage Spill in Southern California

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October 05 2010

Beach monitoring in CA suffers from budget cuts: Part 2

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September 03 2010

Beach monitoring in CA suffers from budget cuts

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