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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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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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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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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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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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Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 4

May 22 2015

Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 4

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Rise Above Plastics Water Quality Youth

UNCW Surfrider College Club member and Youth Leadership Program summer intern Alexandra Brooks shares her experience attending 5th Annual Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC May 11-14th. This is a 4 part series.

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Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 3

May 22 2015

Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 3

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Rise Above Plastics Water Quality Youth

Cal State Channel Island College Club Chair Kevin Piper shares his experience attending 5th Annual Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC May 11-14th. This is a 4-part series.

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Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 2

May 22 2015

Surfrider College Clubs take to Capitol Hill, Part 2

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Rise Above Plastics Water Quality Youth

Cal Poly College Club Chair Alex Ly shares his experience attending 5th Annual Blue Vision Summit in Washington, DC May 11-14th. This is a 4 part series.

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Surfrider College Clubs, Chapters & Staff take to Capitol Hill

May 20 2015

Surfrider College Clubs, Chapters & Staff take to Capitol Hill

Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Youth

On May 11-14th Surfrider staff and four college students from a variety of Surfrider Clubs across the US attend the Blue Vision Summit in DC. Hosted by the Blue Frontier Campaign, the Blue Vision Summit brought together ocean advocates, scientists, and members of industry to discuss ways to advance marine…

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Seawalls and Sea Level Rise: Not a Winning Course of Action at Sharp Park

April 21 2015

Seawalls and Sea Level Rise: Not a Winning Course of Action at Sharp Park

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Beach Dredge & Fill Shoreline Armoring Legal

This article reviews the California Coastal Commission's recent grant of a Coastal Development Permit to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department for developments at Sharp Park golf course, and the Surfrider Foundation San Francisco chapter's ongoing campaign to restore and protect Sharp Park, particularly, from coastal armoring.

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The Next Great Battle

April 20 2015

The Next Great Battle

Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Water Quality Illness Oil Spill

Today, April 20 marks the five-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Despite the catastrophic effects this spill had – and continues to have – on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and coastal communities, the federal government is still attempting to introduce new drilling along much of the…

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Surfrider’s Top 10 Environmental Priorities

March 30 2015

Surfrider’s Top 10 Environmental Priorities

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Friendly Gardens Rise Above Plastics Surf Protection Youth

What’s on our agenda for 2015? Here are Surfrider’s top 10 environmental priorities for the coming year.

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Surfrider Hosts Florida Coasts and Oceans Day in Tallahassee

March 25 2015

Surfrider Hosts Florida Coasts and Oceans Day in Tallahassee

Coastal Preservation Rise Above Plastics Bag Bans Water Quality

We promote reduction of single-use plastics

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Settlement to Save Sea Island Spit in Georgia

March 18 2015

Settlement to Save Sea Island Spit in Georgia

Coastal Preservation Legal

Environmental groups in Georgia fought for land conservation on a fragile spit of coastal property and won a land use easement for 80 acres of protected coastal land. Through a settlement agreement with Sea Island Company, brokered by environmental attorneys at GreenLaw, representing Altamaha Riverkeeper, Center for a Sustainable Coast…

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California Advocates Score Coastal Commission Voting Record

February 26 2015

California Advocates Score Coastal Commission Voting Record

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Know Your H20 Desalination Ocean Ecosystems Surf Protection Water Quality

The California Coastal Commission is the most powerful land use agency in the State and oversees the protection of the coastline. Each year they review over 1,000 applications for some type of coastal development. Advocates have been 'scoring' the Commission for decades to ensure their votes protect our precious coastline.…

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2015 Priority Campaigns

February 16 2015

2015 Priority Campaigns

Beach Access Coastal Preservation Ocean Ecosystems Surf Protection Water Quality

In this video, our CEO Dr. Chad Nelsen talks through our 2015 priority campaigns, which support our beach access, clean water, coastal preservation and ocean protection initiatives.

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Beach Preservation Through Managed Retreat at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

December 01 2014

Beach Preservation Through Managed Retreat at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Coastal Preservation

Beach lovers in San Francisco have much to be thankful for as the City of San Francisco continues its groundbreaking progress to Restore Sloat and preserve Ocean Beach.

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San Diego Ash Cans Help Revitalize Beaches & Inspire Change

November 03 2014

San Diego Ash Cans Help Revitalize Beaches & Inspire Change

Blue Water Task Force Solutions Coastal Preservation Water Quality

The Surfrider San Diego County Chapter’s Hold On To Your Butt (HOTYB) committee has been very busy this year. In the beginning of 2014 the Chapter's HOTYB committee established a goal to install the 200th cigarette butt ash can in San Diego County. The strategic ash can program has been…

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Montauk, NY: Don’t Bag our Beach!

October 24 2014

Montauk, NY: Don’t Bag our Beach!

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring

The Eastern Long Island Chapter has successfully grabbed the attention of their local newspaper by protesting a plan by the Army Corps to build up the beach of downtown Montauk with GeoTubes. A recent, unsolicited editorial noted the Chapter's position and put forth that the Corps' money would be better…

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