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Washington Local, State, Tribal & Fishing Leaders Unite to Speak in Opposition to Offshore Drilling

Surfrider Foundation organized a press conference, held in Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's office, to send the message that our coastal communities, our jobs and livelihoods, way of life, and clean water are put unnecessarily at risk by the dirty and destructive offshore drilling proposal put forward by the federal administration.

Maui Water Quality Wins at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

In 2012, Surfrider Foundation, Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club-Maui Group, and West Maui Preservation Association filed a lawsuit against the County of Maui for operating the polluting Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility on West...Show More Summary

Surfrider Argues to the Michigan Supreme Court to Protect Public Lakeshore Access

The Surfrider Foundation has filed an amicus curiae brief with the Michigan Supreme Court in favor of public beach access along Michigan’s lakeshores.

Surfrider Sues U.S. Steel for Lake Michigan Pollution

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Indiana Department of Environmental Management have yet to take enforcement action, the Surfrider Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Steel Corporation.

Surfrider’s 2018 Resolutions: Clean Water & Healthy Beaches!

Surfrider Foundation's priorities for 2018 include clean water and healthy beaches.

Surfrider Seeks to Protect Lakeshore Recreation at Lake Michigan

Today, the Surfrider Foundation filed a motion requesting permission to be an amicus curiae party (“friend of the court”) in a case before the Michigan Supreme Court that will have important implications on public recreational access to Michigan’s lakeshores.

2017 in Review: The Year of the Activist

Surfrider Foundation won 48 campaign victories in 2017 to protect our ocean, waves, and beaches.

Surfrider’s Campaign to Remove Nuclear Waste from San Onofre FAQ

The Surfrider Foundation is opposed to permanent or long-term storage of radioactive waste at the recently deactivated San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) due to its proximity to the coastline, susceptibility to geologicalShow More Summary

Florida County’s Right to Protect Beach Access Upheld

The Surfrider Foundation is celebrating a win for public beach access in Walton County, Florida as, last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida upheld the County’s “Customary Use” Ordinance.

Surfrider’s New Plastic Pollution Manager Trent Hodges

Surfrider Foundation is happy to announce the addition of Trent Hodges as our new Plastic Pollution Manager! Trent has a depth of experience in community organizing, including work with the Peace Corps, sound knowledge of ocean plastic pollution issues, and extensive background with education and advocacy campaigns. Show More Summary


With Thanksgiving upon us and we reflect on what we are grateful for and on the state of our beaches, the Surfrider Foundation is so grateful for our dedicated staff and passionate volunteers and all they do to protect our ocean and our coasts. Show More Summary

Surfrider Sends ‘Notice of Intent to Sue’ to Enforce Clean Water Act Protections in Lake Michigan

The Surfrider Foundation has taken the first steps in a lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corporation over repeated Clean Water Act violations at their Portage, Indiana facility.

Surfrider Foundation releases their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card

The Surfrider Foundation has released their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card and found staggering results of coastal areas being overrun by erosion. The post Surfrider Foundation releases their 2017 State of the Beach Report Card appeared first on

Surfrider Staff Scientist Provides Hurricane Relief in St John US Virgin Islands

Along with Tortola, Saint Martin and Barbuda, Saint John was one of the Caribbean islands hit most severely by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, on September 6, 2017. Surfrider Foundation’s Staff Scientist, Katie Day, returns home to conduct water quality testing and help distribute water filtration systems.

2017 Chapter Leadership Summits: Inspiring Coastal Defenders and Building Leaders

One weekend of the year, we bring together Surfrider Foundation chapter leaders from their respective edges of the country for a weekend of networking, sharing, training, and reinvigoration at our Chapter Leadership Summits.

Surfrider Foundation Opposes Lease for Huntington Beach Desalination Project.

Despite strong opposition from the Surfrider Foundation, the California State Lands Commission approved a lease amendment for a massive desalination project in Huntington Beach, California last week. The project still requires approvals...Show More Summary

Surfrider Europe Commits 3 Pledges to Reduce Marine Pollution at Our Ocean Conference

2017 commitments included 3 pledges from Surfrider Foundation Europe. Presented by Executive Director Florent Marcoux, commitments focus on awareness efforts to reduce single use plastic water bottles, effective management of marine litter, and the reduction of CO2 emissions in the shipping industry.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Tackle Plastic Pollution!

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants (OFR) program does just that. Show More Summary

Surfrider starts contest to turn trash into art after beach cleanup at Salt Creek

DANA POINT After collecting 800 pounds of trash at Salt Creek Beach last week, Surfrider Foundation wants volunteers to do something creative with what they found. Surfrider is kicking off its first Found Objects photo contest. As of Tuesday, Sept. 19 more than 700 people had submitted entries. Participants are encouraged to take a photo […]

Appeals Court Reaffirms Win, Access to Martin’s Beach

Surfrider Foundation and its legal team are once again victorious in its lawsuit to restore public access to Martins Beach. The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District ruled in Surfrider Foundation v. Martins Beach 1, LLC et al. Show More Summary

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