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Virginia Beach BWTF, 1st Year Anniversary

May 19 2015

Virginia Beach BWTF, 1st Year Anniversary

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality

This spring marks the passage of a successful first year of providing year-round water quality information to surfers and other ocean recreationists by the Virginia Beach BWTF

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Surfrider Chapters Join Hands to Say No to Offshore Drilling

May 17 2015

Surfrider Chapters Join Hands to Say No to Offshore Drilling

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

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!

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Surfrider Releases Recreational Use Study for the Washington Coast

May 13 2015

Surfrider Releases Recreational Use Study for the Washington Coast

Ocean Ecosystems Marine Spatial Planning

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.

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Citizen Science Collaborating with Agency Programs in Oregon

May 13 2015

Citizen Science Collaborating with Agency Programs in Oregon

Blue Water Task Force Partnerships Solutions Water Quality

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.

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Surfers & Turtles Like Florida’s Natural Beaches

May 12 2015

Surfers & Turtles Like Florida’s Natural Beaches

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

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.

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Surfrider Releases Ocean Friendly Gardens 2014 Report

May 11 2015

Surfrider Releases Ocean Friendly Gardens 2014 Report

Ocean Friendly Gardens

33 Chapters conduct 277 activities, showing the value of the soil to sponge up water, filter pollution, prevent flooding and lock up carbon dioxide.

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Surfrider Vancouver Island Engaging Local Youth

May 05 2015

Surfrider Vancouver Island Engaging Local Youth

Blue Water Task Force Youth Rise Above Plastics Water Quality Youth

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,…

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Hands Across the Sand: Coming to a Beach Near You on May 16!

May 04 2015

Hands Across the Sand: Coming to a Beach Near You on May 16!

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

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!

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Activist Spotlight: We are Grassroots, Bottom-up

April 30 2015

Activist Spotlight: We are Grassroots, Bottom-up

Activist Spotlight

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.

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Activist Spotlight: Protecting Five Star Waters

April 30 2015

Activist Spotlight: Protecting Five Star Waters

Activist Spotlight

I am Surfrider because…I’m not just one, I’m one of many.

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Tar Ball Training Session Hosted by Emerald Coast Chapter

April 29 2015

Tar Ball Training Session Hosted by Emerald Coast Chapter

Water Quality Oil Spill

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.

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Your Input is Shaping the Clean Water Rule

April 24 2015

Your Input is Shaping the Clean Water Rule

Water Quality

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.…

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Part 4: 4 Steps to Creating an Ocean Friendly Garden

April 22 2015

Part 4: 4 Steps to Creating an Ocean Friendly Garden

Ocean Friendly Gardens HOW

Having read about two cool gardens and their benefits, you may be getting prepared to create your own. Here's how!

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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 Becomes Regular Part of Science Class

April 16 2015

Surfrider Becomes Regular Part of Science Class

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class

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.

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Part 3: Got A Hurricane? Get A Garden!

April 14 2015

Part 3: Got A Hurricane? Get A Garden!

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

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.

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Advancing Ocean Planning

April 13 2015

Advancing Ocean Planning

Ocean Ecosystems Marine Spatial Planning

I had the good fortune to score an invitation from the Healthy Oceans Coalition to attend a series of meetings to promote the National Ocean Policy in Washington, D.C., this March.

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Why Seismic Matters - The Atlantic Braces for Shock Waves

April 10 2015

Why Seismic Matters - The Atlantic Braces for Shock Waves

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

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.

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Volunteers for Our Ocean

April 10 2015

Volunteers for Our Ocean

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…

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