Under President Trump's Administration the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not had the support or leadership needed to continue to meet its mission of protecting public health and the environment. Massive budget cuts have been proposed by the administration for the EPA in both its FY 2018 and FY 2019 budgets, and multiple administrative actions have been taken over the last year to roll-back water quality protections and public health safeguards afforded under the Clean Water Act.
As a grassroots organization fighting for the protection and enjoyment of our ocean, waves and beaches, the Surfrider Foundation leans heavily on environmental programs and regulations administered by the EPA to ensure that the water that flows down to the beach is clean and free from pollution and that beachgoers have the information they need to avoid getting sick at the beach.
Please join us in asking Congress to Stand Up for Clean Water!
WHAT CAN YOU DO RIGHT NOW?
Make Your Voice Heard. Pick up the phone and call your Congressional Representatives in DC. Let them know that clean water and healthy beaches are important to those of us who live, work and play at the coast. Ask Congress to reject the President's budget proposal and instead support level funding for EPA. Find your member's phone numbers here: Senate and House, or send an email direct to their inbox.
Get Involved. Attend a Surfrider chapter meeting. You’ll learn how you can work side by side our Surfrider network of volunteers to ensure clean water and safe, accessible beaches in coastal communities across the country. We are fighting campaigns at the local, state & federal level to ensure safe and healthy beaches for everyone. Find the closest chapter to you here.
Donate. The urgency of the work on the ground has never been more important. Opening up your wallet and becoming a member, renew or give an additional donation will help fuel our network of volunteer coastal defenders with the resources we need to win at this most critical time. Please join us at: Surfrider.org/support-surfrider.
Everyone should have access to clean water to surf, swim and play in. The Surfrider Foundation is taking a multi-tiered approach to tackle ocean pollution problems. We are testing the waters for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution; solutions that restore healthy watersheds, protect local water supplies and keep pollution from reaching the ocean.Learn More