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MAKING WAVES
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#Protectandenjoy with artist series!
Looking for new t-shirts to layer for the fall? Check out our t-shirt artist series and find out why professional photographer, Ryan Tatar, thinks the ocean "needs to be respected and protected for future generations, along with all of the denizens that call it home."
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Cleaning up the coasts!
Thank you to every volunteer who participated on International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 17! In partnership with Parley for the Oceans, Surfrider and the West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter organized a beach cleanup in Santa Monica that incorporated sorting plastic marine debris that will be upcycled into raw material for future products. Find out more about the impactful day!
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Monumental moment
On September 15, 2016, President Obama designated the first protected marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean. Surfrider chapters, including the Surfrider Foundation Maine Chapter, supported the core coalition of environmental nonprofits who championed this effort, adding influence to secure permanent protection for the three canyons and four seamounts. Find out more about Surfrider's work and how to get involved in the future.
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Protecting clean water!
As Hurricane Hermine churned through the Gulf of Mexico, it dumped over 22 inches of rain in the Tampa Bay area. The resulting flooding overburdened the area's aging wastewater system, releasing more than 151 million gallons of partly treated sewage into Tampa Bay. While the city continues to implement wastewater upgrades and works to expand capacity, estimates for a fix are a few years off. What can be done in the meantime? Find out ways to help protect our beaches from sewage and get involved!
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Community, partnerships and citizen science!
Meet Gillian Montgomery, Chapter Manager of the Vancouver Island Chapter in Victoria, B.C., who has led the chapter to a number of victories, including successful campaigns and programs through partnerships, community and citizen science. Find out more about her work!
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Seismic matters
While Surfrider and our partners won a major victory when oil drilling off the Atlantic coast was removed from the government's 5 year drilling plan earlier this year, seismic exploration for oil and gas is still planned for the Atlantic. Seismic exploration involves the use of high-decibel sound blasts – underwater explosions – to identify oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor, potentially injuring marine mammals and representing the first step to possible future oil drilling. Join us and take action!
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#LongLiveTheBeach!
Every day, millions of people enjoy the beach. Thousands more work to protect it. That’s what Surfrider’s coastal defenders do – protect what we love. Join us to protect your favorite beach today, tomorrow and every day after so the next generations can say Long Live The Beach!
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Support our coastal defenders!
Adopt an activist! Our network of 84 chapters and 50 clubs commit their time and energy to protecting our coasts for all to enjoy. Help support Surfrider so that our network has the resources to continue to protect our coasts for the future. Join us to support our dedicated network of coastal defenders!
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