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Coastal Blog — Water Quality

Water Conservation: Reducing Your Water Footprint Contributes to Clean Water at Our Coasts

July 29 2015

Water Conservation: Reducing Your Water Footprint Contributes to Clean Water at Our Coasts

Know Your H20 Ocean Friendly Gardens Water Quality

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.

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Surfrider Leading North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling

July 28 2015

Surfrider Leading North Carolina’s Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Ocean Ecosystems Ocean Energy

Surfrider’s Cape Fear Chapter helped pass a resolution in Wilmington, North Carolina against proposed offshore drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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Fish Festival Reels In Ideas, New OFG Activists & Partners

July 24 2015

Fish Festival Reels In Ideas, New OFG Activists & Partners

Ocean Friendly Gardens Basic Class Water Quality

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.

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Surfrider Moves to Intervene in a Lawsuit Protecting Beach Access in Maine

July 17 2015

Surfrider Moves to Intervene in a Lawsuit Protecting Beach Access in Maine

Beach Access Legal

Surfrider Foundation has attempted to join a lawsuit to protect generations of public beach access on Crowley Island, Maine.

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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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Martin’s Beach Public Access Workshop Announced

July 08 2015

Martin’s Beach Public Access Workshop Announced

Beach Access

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…

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Celebrate Clean Water!  Ask Congress to do the Same!

July 06 2015

Celebrate Clean Water!  Ask Congress to do the Same!

Water Quality

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…

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Ocean Friendly Garden Nets Great Press Coverage

July 02 2015

Ocean Friendly Garden Nets Great Press Coverage

Ocean Friendly Gardens GAP

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.

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Looking for Warning Signs in Hawaii

July 01 2015

Looking for Warning Signs in Hawaii

Blue Water Task Force Water Quality Public Notification

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.…

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A Choice to Keep Wasting Water in Rehoboth Beach, DE

June 30 2015

A Choice to Keep Wasting Water in Rehoboth Beach, DE

Know Your H20 Wastewater Water Recycling Water Quality

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…

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World Oceans Month May Be Over…

June 29 2015

World Oceans Month May Be Over…

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…

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Activist Spotlight: It all starts onshore

June 29 2015

Activist Spotlight: It all starts onshore

Activist Spotlight

Meet Tony Dobson, chair of our Charlotte Chapter, who has been a volunteer with Surfrider since 2005.

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Activist Spotlight: Seeing Positive Results

June 25 2015

Activist Spotlight: Seeing Positive Results

Activist Spotlight

Ken Campbell is one of our activist spotlights this month, hailing from our South Sound Chapter in Washington.

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Refugio Oil Spill Roller Coaster

June 25 2015

Refugio Oil Spill Roller Coaster

Ocean Ecosystems Updates Not the answer Water Quality Oil Spill Public Notification

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…

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Congrats to School Club Graduating Seniors

June 21 2015

Congrats to School Club Graduating Seniors

Youth

With 38 school clubs across the US and growing we wanted to take a moment and celebrate some of our graduating high school and college seniors.

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Cowell’s Beach #1 Beach Bummer, but Progressing

June 19 2015

Cowell’s Beach #1 Beach Bummer, but Progressing

Blue Water Task Force Partnerships Solutions Source Identification Water Quality

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.

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California Government Moves Towards Requiring OFG!

June 11 2015

California Government Moves Towards Requiring OFG!

Ocean Friendly Gardens

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!

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Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 2015

June 08 2015

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 2015

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project is back for another year of coastal preservation! We're heading out to 12 locations across the country to help make America's beaches "barefoot-friendly."

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The Next Wave: Short Film on Atlantic Ocean Planning

June 05 2015

The Next Wave: Short Film on Atlantic Ocean Planning

Ocean Ecosystems Marine Spatial Planning

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.

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Oregon: Inspiring Ocean Protections Through Deeper Connections

June 05 2015

Oregon: Inspiring Ocean Protections Through Deeper Connections

Ocean Ecosystems Marine Protected Areas

Oregon’s wild and untamed coastline has inspired great passion and intrigue for many recreational users and visitors to this special place. Oregonians draw deep connections to protecting what they love and no other place exemplifies this more for ocean users than Oswald West State Park and the Cape Falcon Marine…

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