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Beachapedia in Coast Magazine

September 05 2010 | Beachapedia,
by Mark Rauscher

http://www.coastmagazine.com/articles/blue-1368--.html

The Surfrider Foundation has always been known as an organization adept at harnessing the energy and passion of ocean-lovers worldwide. This was on bold display at the end of 2008 when Surfrider spearheaded the fight to stop the 241-Toll Road, organizing activist groups with a precision that seemed to catch the Transportation Corridor Agency off guard. Now Surfrider is turning to its 50,000-plus members to help build and maintain Beachapedia — a living document in the style of Wikipedia. Speaking on the site’s importance, Mark Rauscher, Surfrider’s assistant environmental director, says, “Beachapedia tries to capture decades of experience and knowledge gained by Surfrider Foundation activists, scientists and staff. By sharing this resource with the public, we hope to provide tools and information to help communities make a positive impact on their local beaches.” :: beachapedia.org
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