Coastal Blog — Surfing Reserves
August 03 2015
This month features Lindsey Deignan from our Surfrider Cape Fear chapter who recently spoke for the entire anti-drilling community in Wilmington, North Carolina leading to the City Council's resolution against seismic testing and offshore oil drilling off the coast of North Carolina.
July 29 2015
Conserving water can have positive impacts on water quality by reducing urban runoff and supporting properly functioning wastewater treatment systems. During August's Water Quality Month, Native Foods is challenging us all to take the 'Vedge Pledge' to reduce our global water footprint.
July 28 2015
Surfrider’s Cape Fear Chapter helped pass a resolution in Wilmington, North Carolina against proposed offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.
July 24 2015
The Humboldt, CA OFG Committee gets off to a good start by drawing in a cross-section of those in the landscape sector. Then, they attended a popular community event to educate about OFG, learn what is need in the community, and ask people to join or partner with the Committee.
July 17 2015
Surfrider Foundation has attempted to join a lawsuit to protect generations of public beach access on Crowley Island, Maine.
July 08 2015
The Surfrider Foundation is organizing a workshop to solicit input from the beach-going community about the particulars of restored public access to Martin’s Beach. The workshop will be held on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Pacifica Community Center (540 Crespi Drive, Pacifica) from 6pm to 9pm. Public input from…
July 06 2015
In May we celebrated a victory for clean water when the Environmental Protection Agency finalized its Clean Water Rule. Unfortunately, members of both the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives continue to support polluting industries over your right to clean water and have proposed legislation to repeal the Clean…
July 02 2015
A Surfrider chapter helping to turn a dirt and weed patch into an Ocean Friendly Garden is great. The host's commitment to be an ambassador in their neighborhood is a great way to pay-it-forward. Turning both into a news article is neat way to tell the story and inspire others.
July 01 2015
There is good news coming out of Hawaii as Surfrider's efforts there have seen the successful passage of two new laws that will curb the pollution from stormwater runoff and finally bring the the State into the 21rst century of wastewater management by outlawing the installation of new cess pools.…
June 30 2015
The Delaware Chapter received two major setbacks in its campaign to oppose a new ocean outfall for the sewage treatment plant that services the city of Rehoboth Beach. First their appeal of the State agency decision to approve the outfall lost on jurisdictional matters, and then the voters of Rehoboth…
June 29 2015
Throughout World Oceans Month, Surfrider celebrated our ocean, waves and beaches. For the past 11 years, Surfrider has been hosting our annual International Surfing Day on June 20. This year, we had more International Surfing Day events (184 official registered events), more participants (37,000) and more countries (32) than years…
June 25 2015
Tracking the Plains Refugio oil spill has been like riding a rickety, roller coaster. Since “Day 1” Surfrider has been following the twists and turns of the spill—desperately trying to ‘make sense of the events’ by researching exactly what happened and analyzing how to avoid a similar travesty in the…
June 19 2015
Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz, California remains at the top of the Beach Bummer list highlighted in the 2015 Beach Report Card released by Heal the Bay, but local groups have activated to look for solutions for this popular beach's pollution problems.
June 11 2015
The Governor's recent order for public agencies to revise existing regulations to use rainwater as a resource, reduce turf grass and reduce water use is being expedited. A state panel advising the state's lead water supply agency is recommending requirements that support Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens program!
June 05 2015
A new short film explores efforts to protect the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast from future development. Featuring beautiful scenery from Virginia to Maine, the film makes a compelling case for beachgoers, surfers, and others to engage in ocean planning.