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MAKING WAVES
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Signs of positive change
Great news! Following years of advocacy by the Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter, the EPA is directing Hawaii to post signs at the beach to warn the public of polluted conditions. Find out more about Surfrider's Blue Water Task Force and how to get involved!
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Beach access de-fense!
The Surfrider Foundation North Carolina chapters recently joined together to defend public ‪beach access‬ rights in a case that is now going before the state Supreme Court. While the state lower courts confirmed the public's right to access dry sand beaches, a beachfront homeowner has appealed the matter to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Find out how Surfrider is helping to support the town's efforts to protect the public's right to beach access for all to enjoy!
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What's in your water?
Water quality at the beach is often threatened by urban and stormwater runoff and sewage that can enter our local waterways. Thanks to BEACH Act funded water quality monitoring programs, community-based citizen science programs such as the Blue Water Task Force, and partnerships such as SweetWater Brewing Company, which is helping to support our clean water initiatives, we are able to obtain and provide water quality information to better understand where it is safe to get into the water. Find out how to get involved to help ensure clean water for the future.
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Vibes of camaraderie
In celebration of World Beach Rescue Day on July 9, the Surfrider Foundation NYC Chapter, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and a few hundred volunteers worked together to remove more than 500 lbs. of plastic litter and trash from Rockaway Beach in New York. Find out more about the day and join us to reach our goal of raising up to $100K by posting a photo with the hashtag #WorldBeachRescueDay to help protect our coastlines for future generations.
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It's voting season!
Vote for your favorite #protectspecialplaces photo! The top three contestants and honorable mention winners with the most votes from the Surfrider community will be announced at the end of August. Help to support the special places nationwide that are important to protect for the future!
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Adopt an activist!
More than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and coastal defenders champion the surf and sand for all of us to enjoy. They work tirelessly to help protect 100% of our coastlines. Your donation powers our grassroots network and supports the determination, organization and perseverance of our coastal defenders to protect our ocean, waves and beaches for the future. Join us and adopt a coastal defender today!
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Our Future is Now
Meet Sequoia, one of the youngest Surfrider coastal defenders and daughter of Leo, chair of the Surfrider Newport Chapter in Oregon. She is an 8-year old superhero volunteer who attends nearly all of the local Surfrider events from beach cleanups to meetings to even leading the Otter Rock and Roll. Find out what inspires her to lead the way to help protect our ocean, waves and beaches!
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