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MAKING WAVES
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And Surfrider's Wavemaker Award recipients are...
The recipients of Surfrider’s Wavemaker Awards are individuals, chapters and companies that are recognized for their outstanding leadership, performance, dedication and support in fulfilling the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our world’s ocean, waves and beaches. Read more about these amazing folks who were honored for their passion and dedication to our coasts.
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The battle for the Atlantic Coast is not over.
Our federal government recently announced plans to protect the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the next five year leasing plan (YAY!). But they still plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas in the Atlantic in anticipation of drilling in the 2023 - 2027 leasing plan (BOO!). Read more about how the battle to protect the Atlantic coast is far from over.
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"StrandsGate" update.
The City of Dana Point has been embroiled in litigation with Surfrider Foundation and the California Coastal Commission since 2010. But, this past week, we are celebrating the resolution of a six-year battle for beach access at Dana Point Strands Beach! Read more about the recent Settlement Agreement that lifts the restrictive beach access hours and demands unrestricted access throughout the property.
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No is not an answer, but an opportunity.
Barbie Clabots of the Seattle Chapter in Washington, has built and led the chapter's Hold On to Your Butts program, reducing plastics and cigarette waste in the Puget Sound. Read more about how she actually enjoys it when people tell her ”no” because she sees it as an opportunity to talk through the global litter problem with people and figure out what kind of solutions we can all take action on today.
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Last days of our match challenge!
There are only a couple days left of our matching gift challenge! Surfrider set a goal to raise as close to $75,000 as possible, the generous matching fund amount from our conservation partner Speakman, We are so close…but not close enough! We certainly don't want to waste a single dollar that Speakman will generously match! Click below to ensure that our dedicated and passionate chapter volunteers have the necessary funds to continue their fight for the ocean, waves and beaches we all love.
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