Coastal Blog — Ocean Energy
May 17 2015
Over 30 Surfrider Chapters participated in Hands Across the Sand events on May 16th, joining thousands of activists around the world in saying NO to offshore drilling and dirty fuels and YES to clean energy!
May 13 2015
The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and the state of Washington, recently completed the Washington Coastal and Ocean Recreation Study and today released the final report.
May 13 2015
Surfrider and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality co-hosted a beach bacteria workshop in Newport, Oregon to inform the public of their joint efforts to asses beach water quality impairments and support the DEQ's Midcoast Water Quality Management Process.
May 12 2015
Florida's Sebastian Inlet Surfrider Chapter had helped re-plant beaches in a wildlife refuge for several years. So when they heard that an oceanfront home was going to be demolished, they were there to restore the property to native coastal strand.
May 11 2015
33 Chapters conduct 277 activities, showing the value of the soil to sponge up water, filter pollution, prevent flooding and lock up carbon dioxide.
May 05 2015
The Vancouver Island Chapter is using their Blue Water Youth Task Force water testing program to promote environmental stewardship in youth and ensure safe and healthy access to local coastal habitats. This video documents how engaged the participating kids are in both the water quality testing and protecting the beach,…
May 04 2015
Do you want to see our coasts protected from offshore drilling? Then sign up to participate in Hands Across the Sand on May 16, 2015!
April 30 2015
I am Surfrider because… Our oceans, waves, and beaches are at risk, and Surfrider provides the support and tools to maximize the impact I can have in protecting these resources in San Luis Obispo County, and elsewhere.
April 29 2015
Five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the Coast Guard and State environmental agencies are scaling way back on their recovery efforts, but the Emerald Coast Chapter continues its grassroots efforts to monitor Northwest Florida beaches for lingering BP oil.
April 24 2015
The EPA has just finished incorporating over 1 million public comments into an Administrative rule to clearly define 'Waters of the US' and restore Clean Water Act protections to small streams and wetlands. Meanwhile some members of Congress are trying to prevent the EPA from finalizing or implementing this rule.…
April 22 2015
Having read about two cool gardens and their benefits, you may be getting prepared to create your own. Here's how!
April 21 2015
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.
April 20 2015
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…
April 16 2015
Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) is a great way for teachers to put a familiar face on science. The Surfrider chapter OFG Chair comes back for a 2nd year of presentations, pointing to the OFG installed there.
April 14 2015
For Part 3, we head to the East Coast - Wilmington, North Carolina - for an Ocean Friendly Garden sponging up rainwater to help clean up surf and shellfish habitat, plus slow down and sink water to preventing flooding.
April 10 2015
The federal government has released a map showing where companies have applied to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic. Seismic testing is the first step towards offshore drilling and will cause major impacts to marine wildlife.
April 10 2015
Whether it's cleaning up a beach, testing water or speaking at a city council meeting Surfrider Foundation volunteers represent the true meaning of “National Volunteer Week.” For more than 30 years, they have been working to protect our oceans, waves and beaches so we can enjoy them today, tomorrow and…