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Coastal Recreation Hill Day - 2022

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Make Your Voice Heard!


75 chapters. 118 student clubs. 500,000 members and supporters. 166 Hill Day attendees. 1 Goal.

Surfrider members, students, outdoor industry leaders, and ambassadors from around the country traveled virtually to Washington D.C. the week of March 7, 2022 to meet with our nation’s federal leaders and urge them to protect our coasts and ocean.

Our grassroots coalition met directly with 148 Congressional leaders and the White House to discuss Surfrider's 2022 priorities. Together we demanded federal efforts to take climate action, protect clean water, and eliminate plastic pollution – all while urging elected officials to stand up for our coasts.

Our goal is to elevate the voice of the coastal recreation community and inspire stronger federal leadership on these critical issues.

Get Involved On Social Media
 

We've created a toolkit with imagery and copy that you can share on your social channels to urge your local representatives to support clean water and healthy beaches! 


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Our 2022 Federal Priorities

Our 2022 federal priorities will focus on climate change action, protecting clean water and public health, and reducing plastic pollution. Check out the videos below from Surfrider Ambassadors Leah Dawson, Greg Long and Dr. Cliff Kapono as they break down the importance of these three areas of focus.

Support Ocean Climate Solutions
 

Coastal communities, our nation’s infrastructure and marine ecosystems are increasingly threatened by sea level rise, extreme weather events, ocean warming and acidification. Bold federal leadership is needed to implement ocean climate solutions that ban offshore drilling, protect coastal and marine habitats and advance coastal adaptation. Surfrider calls upon congress to pass legislation such as the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act. Click the links below to learn more and take action by contacting your representatives to ask for their support.

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Protect Clean Water and Public Health
 

Sewage spills and stormwater runoff threaten the health of beachgoers and coastal ecosystems. Sufficient water quality monitoring is needed to protect public health and inform solutions, while significant investments are needed to repair, upgrade and ensure climate resilience for America’s failing water infrastructure. Surfrider calls upon congress to fund critical EPA programs including the BEACH Act and CWSRF to protect public health and our coastal waterways. Click the links below to learn more and take action by contacting your representatives to ask for their support.

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Prevent Plastic Pollution
 

Each year 11 million metric tons of wasteful plastic pollution enters the ocean, posing a major threat to our ocean environment, coastal economy and even the food chain. Yet plastics cause pollution throughout their entire lifecycle, from extraction, production, use and disposal. Surfrider calls upon congress to pass the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, a comprehensive bill that Surfrider helped develop to address the plastic waste crisis by reducing the source of plastic pollution. Click the links below to learn more and take action by contacting your representatives to ask for their support.

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March 8, 2022  |  3:30 - 4:30 PM PT  |  6:30 - 7:30 PM ET
 

Join us for Surfrider’s 2022 Coastal Recreation Hill Day Welcome Reception, uniting the surf and outdoor industry.


The Surfrider Foundation invites you to join us for a discussion with Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, 2016 World Surf League Big Wave World Champion Greg Long, and surf industry leaders. Presenters will discuss the importance of grassroots activism, industry engagement and federal opportunities to protect our coasts and ocean. The event will include an overview of Surfrider’s federal priorities and actions we can all take to drive national leadership.

 

Meet the Speakers

Adriana Estrada

Chair of Surfrider’s Board of Directors

Congresswoman
Suzanne Bonamici

U.S. House of Representatives,
1st District of Oregon

John Armor

Director of NOAA’s Office of
National Marine Sanctuaries

Greg Long

2016 World Surf League Big Wave World Champion

Tabbi Knudson

O’ahu Chapter JEDI Coordinator and
Former UH Manoa Student Club Chair

Vipe Desai

Executive Director, Surf Industry
Members Association

Dr. Chad Nelsen

CEO, Surfrider Foundation

Check out last year’s Coastal Recreation Hill Day recap!

During Surfrider's 2021 Coastal Recreation Hill Day, hundreds of activists, recreation industry leaders, partners and athletes had the opportunity to meet with our nation’s federal leaders and urge them to protect our coasts and ocean. This was our largest hill day yet, with over 160 meetings, 150 participants, 78 Surfrider chapters and clubs from 25 states and territories. Check out all the action in the video below!

Ways to Support Hill Day

Demand Presidential Leadership

Ask President Biden to take bold action to protect our coasts and ocean.

Sign our Business Petition

Add your business or industry group to our letter calling on federal action to protect our coasts!

Donate

Support Surfrider and our network of coastal defenders.

 

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