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Meet Colleen Henn, rockstar coastal defender and Blue Water Task Force intern!

Colleen Henn, Blue Water Task Force intern with the Surfrider Foundation Eastern Long Island Chapter, shares highlights, passion for the ocean, why it's important to respect our beaches, and how we can each make a difference by fostering habits within people to be more mindful about their resource and subsequent impact on surroundings.

Reusable Bag Day is Thursday October 20th!

Reusable Bag Day is an educational grassroots event hosted by the Surfrider Foundation and other groups. We are asking shoppers to give up plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags to help protect the ocean and keep California beautiful one bag at a time. At least ten of Surfrider’s California Chapters will be at local stores on Thursday handing out reusable bags.

Meet Emelia DeForce, passionate Surfrider coastal defender!

Meet Emelia DeForce, passionate Surfrider coastal defender, who has dedicated countless hours to supporting the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our oceans, waves and beaches!

Citizen science pushes Hawai’i Department of Health to act on beach pollution

For the past seven years, citizen scientist volunteers with the Kaua'i chapter of the Surfrider Foundation Beach Watch Task Force have been testing the waters at 27 recreational sites along the Kaua'i coastline. This summer they achieved...Show More Summary

Surfrider Chapters Turn 25!

The Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 then in 1991 the first local chapters started forming in places such as San Diego, Ventura and Long Beach. The power of Surfrider’s grassroots efforts at the local level made people take notice and helped to expand the organization from a passionate group of surfers to include beach lovers of all kinds.

2016 Cascadia Conference Recap - Leadership Development in the Pacific Northwest

The Surfrider Foundation’s annual Cascadia Conference is an annual event anticipated by activist veterans, staff, and emerging leaders new to the Surfrider family. This year’s Cascadia Conference was held in Newport, OR and activists...Show More Summary

Richmond Summer Youth Initiative Raise Over $2600

The Surfrider Foundation Club network is all about teaching and encouraging our future generations on how to make a difference in their own backyard whether with their club or on their own.

Access to California’s Treasured Coast

In Surfrider Foundation's 32 year history, we have fought for beach access rights time and again up and down the California coast. Also, as part of the "enjoyment" prong of Surfrider's mission, the organization encourages people from...Show More Summary

EPA Tells Hawaii Department of Health it Must Post Warning Signs at Polluted Beaches

Following advocacy by the Surfrider Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Hawaii Department of Health to post warning signs of polluted waters near Waiopili Stream at Mahaulepu Beach.

Surfrider To Present Closing Argument in Sea Island Groin Appeal

The Surfrider Foundation Georgia Chapter will make closing argument this week in its administrative hearing challenging the issuance of a Shore Protection Act permit for a proposed 350-foot T-shaped rock groin on the Sea Island Spit...

Mid-Atlantic RPB Releases Draft Regional Ocean Action Plan

Surfrider Foundation applauds the release this week of the historic Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan, which seeks to improve management of coastal and ocean areas from New York to Virginia.

An Essential Beach Item: Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

In the past, with generic sunscreen, there have been concerns about coral bleaching and other negative effects on sea life from certain sunscreen products that are worn into the water. Surfrider Foundation has long awaited a sunscreen we can stand behind and the prayers of outdoor enthusiasts and beach lovers everywhere have been answered.

Sea Level Rise in San Diego: Managing a Changing Coast

In June, the California State Bar Association Environmental Section, in association with the Surfrider Foundation, hosted a conference on Sea Level Rise in San Diego and potential adaptation strategies.

Addressing Sea Level Rise on the California Coast

With sea level rising off the coast of California, bold actions are needed to protect our natural shorelines. The Surfrider Foundation is working to promote coastal adaptation strategies to ensure California's beaches will be protected for future generations.

Catching the Wave

How a powerful communications strategy helped the Surfrider Foundation and a coalition of other organizations mobilize a local grassroots effort and save a rare natural resource.

Surfrider Kaua’i Chapter Will Sue Over Pesticide Pollution and Clean Water Act Violations

This week Surfrider Foundation, as represented by Earthjustice attorneys, notified Hawaii’s Agribusiness Development Corporation that the Coalition will sue the state agency for allowing pesticides and chemicals to contaminate a 40-mile-long drainage ditch system on the Mana Plain of Kauai’s beautiful west side.

2015 Surfrider Foundation Youth Club Awards

Our school clubs and individuals are recognized for their outstanding leadership, performance, dedication and support in fulfilling the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Ridgetops->to Rooftops->to Reefs: Surfrider Foundation’s solutions to ocean acidification challenges

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel recently released their major findings, recommendations, and actions. Surfrider Foundation is connecting the drops to our initiatives and programs with multiple ways for you to get involved and be part of the solution.

2015 Wavemaker Award Recipients

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of its 2015 Wavemaker Awards. These individuals, chapters and companies are recognized for their outstanding leadership, performance, dedication and support in fulfilling the Surfrider Foundation’s mission to protect our world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Access At Long Last: Strands Beach Access Settlement Agreement Affords Ample Public Access

Access At Long Last: Dana Point Strands Beach Access Settlement Agreement Affords Ample Public Access and Benefits - Surfrider Foundation celebrates the resolution of a six-year battle for beach access at Dana Point Strands Beach. The...Show More Summary

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