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MAKING WAVES
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#ProtectSpecialPlaces
Thank you to everyone who entered our #ProtectSpecialPlaces photo contest to encourage involvement in ocean planning to protect our coasts. Congrats to the photographers of the top 12 photos with the most votes! Check out the winners here!
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A preview of our coasts?
Hurricane Hermine, which recently wreaked havoc on the East Coast, provides a sobering potential preview of what the "new normal" could look like. The storm caused high surf, excessive beach erosion, and flooding along the Atlantic seaboard. In the wake of Hermine, it is clear we need to do a better job of preparing for future storm events, which includes smart coastal planning, adopting living shoreline approaches instead of seawalls and other types of hard armoring that exacerbate beach loss, and realigning existing development to protect our resources. Find out more and how to get involved!
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StokeShare shares the stoke!
Surfrider chapters in Southern California have been working with StokeShare to connect youth with the outdoors through a program called One Watershed. By connecting young people to nature through action sports, they’re more likely to be inspired to protect it. Find out more to get involved or to launch this program in your community!
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Toxic algae blooming
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are blooming in waters around the world. Earlier this summer, a massive blue-green algae bloom that originated in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee covered nearby major river and canal systems, and eventually caused the Governor to declare a State of Emergency along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Our economy depends on healthy waterways so that we can continue to do the things we love. Find out more about Surfrider's work to support and protect clean water and ways to get involved!
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Working together to make a difference!
Meet Barbara Wiedner, a dedicated coastal defender who helped launch the Surfrider Kauai Chapter in 2006, which was "one of the most rewarding things to ever be involved with."
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Join us for International #CoastalCleanupDay!
Join us on International #CoastalCleanupDay on September 17! For 30 years, International Coastal Cleanup Day has engaged people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris and raise awareness to change behavior and our daily choices. Get involved and find your nearest chapter's beach cleanup!
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#LongLiveTheBeach!
Watch our ambassador, big-wave surfer, Greg Long, tell why it's important to protect our coasts for the future. In your email inbox this Saturday morning, we’ll share with you our new campaign to bring in the next generation of coastal defenders so that our coasts are protected for the next 30 years and how you can get involved!
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Looking for a new reusable bag?
Pick up a Surfrider "wave" bag for yourself, friends or family and thanks for helping to support and protect our ocean, waves and beaches!
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