The South Florida Chapter teamed up with the City Of Miami Beach on November 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th to carry out an Anti Litter campaign initiated by Miami Beach City Commissioner Jerry Libbin. The Anti Litter Campaign was enacted in response to growing public pressure, instigated by Surfrider, to deal with massive amounts of litter polluting Miami's public beaches on an almost daily basis. The goal of the campaign was to raise awareness amongst beach goers about the issue and let them know that the City will soon be enforcing anti litter laws, which includes the distribution of citations to violators. The chapter had over 30 volunteers participate in the effort alongside City of Miami Beach Officials and other concerned, local citizens. The campaign was an example of a successful partnership between a non-profit organization (Surfrider) and a Governmental Organization (City of Miami Beach), both working together to protect the environment and the public from the effects of pollution. The campaign organizers include our current chairperson, Shane Close, and executive members Wyatt Porter-Brown, Robert Yunk, Karen Monteguado and Greg Gordon. Special thanks to all our wonderful and dedicated chapter volunteers: Karen Exelbert, Mario Gomez, Michael Laas, Robert Lyons, Luis Lozada, Josue Cruz, Mario Perdomo and many more.
Posted by T. Armstrong