We have an opportunity this week (March 19th) to urge our Senators to support New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg in asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to restore funding for water quality monitoring. Here are the 3 easy steps to encourage your Senator to join him.


1. Find your state and identify your Senator(s) here.

(Download .pdf of Senator contact list here.)

Note: This list includes only Senators identified because of their influence on the Committee on Appropriations. If your Senator is not on the list you can help us out by contacting them via this action alert. Thanks.

2. Tell them to support federal funding for the Beach Act


How to tell them:

1. Phone - best
2. Internet -okay
3. Twitter – not bad
4. All three – activist ninja


What to say:

Phone & Internet:

Hi, my name is [your name] and I live in [your state]. I would like to urge Senator [your senator] to support funding for the EPA’s Beach Grant Fund.
More specifically, I encourage you to join Senator Lautenberg in sending a letter of support to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies to fund the Beach Act. Thank you.


Dear @[your senator] I urge you to support funding for EPA’s Beach Grant fund via the Appropriations Committee (via @surfrider) #wwd


3. Share this with your friends


Find background information here:

After you've done the above (and perhaps attained Activist Ninja status), let us know in the comments below!