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Protecting our ocean, waves and beaches through community, partnerships and citizen science

Meet Gillian Montgomery, Chapter Manager of the Vancouver Island Chapter in Victoria, B.C., Canada, who has led the chapter to a number of victories, including successful campaigns and programs: Ban the Bag, Hold On To Your Butt, Blue Water Youth Taskforce, and Surfrider Approved Business Certification.
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Leading Citizen Science

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Hold On To Your Butt!

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California Assembly Passes Statewide Bag Ban!

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Restoring Clean Water and Natural Ecosystems in Ventura, CA

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Vancouver Island Blue Water Youth Task Force

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The Vancouver Island Blue Water Youth Task Force began testing water quality at 15 local beaches and waterways in June, 2014. The Chapter is using this program to raise awareness community awareness of water quality issues and to en...

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