Jim's Blog — Coastal development
August 03, 2011
The essence of Surfrider is connecting the love people have of the coasts to action. To do that we need to go where people live and spend time... what better place to make that connection than on the beach itself?
June 29, 2011
There are few things... ok, nothing, free and open regarding the New Jersey shore. The pay-to-play game regarding Jersey shore beach access is escalating and the public is the one that stands to lose... again.
June 24, 2011
The older we get the more clearly we see how few things are truly new or innovative. The truth is that there is nothing trendy about conservation. It's a simple concept which is timeless. Protect the things you love.
June 16, 2011
Our coastlines are our open spaces, they are public spaces. Coastal access is a right. The California Coastal Commission agrees with this and recently ruled The Strand in Dana Point needed to take down their gates which are locking the public out of the beach.
June 09, 2011
We all watched the fast-motion damage from the the horrific tsunami and then the slow-motion disaster brought on by the Fukushima meltdown. Hiromi Matsubara, the Executive Director of Surfrider Japan shares her thoughts on the current state of things in Japan.
June 01, 2011
The recent events in Japan had many in the Surfrider network talking. We talked about all elements of this major catastrophe and we also questioned what was being learned from it.
May 19, 2011
Malibu still attracts large crowds because it's still a great wave. After decades and numerous campaigns to preserve it... the wave still delivers one of the better surfing experiences around. What is needed to preserve this area is constant pressure, endlessly applied.
May 16, 2011
The fight to preserve the last clean watershed in Southern California will never end. Those of us that fought the Save Trestles fight know that. The TCA continues to re-write the book on how low an organization can go to steal public lands to develop for private purposes.
May 10, 2011
Storm drains exist for one reason, to offer a solution to take excess storm water off the land. Unfortunately we let much more go down them and, in doing so, we're trashing our oceans.
April 22, 2011
People are surprised to find out that in some places you have to pay to walk onto a beach. They are further shocked to find out that in some places you can't even get to the beach (regardless of fee). If you value coastal access then join us and fight…
April 14, 2011
Last year we watched the largest oil spill in history hit our coasts. This week the Japan meltdown has been pushed to Level 7 - Major accident. There isn't a level 8... and we don't have another planet to go to. So, what are we learning as we watch another…
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