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State Legislation Survey - What’s Trending: Microbead Bans

Microbeads are a big topic this legislative session, and microbeads pollution is an important issue Surfrider Foundation is working to stop. Here is a sampling of various state microbeads bans in the works around the country.

Animals At 'Gunpoint' Posters Will Make You Rethink Your Next Purchase

Surfrider Foundation Europe has a simple message about consumer culture: "You buy, the sea pays." That's the motto behind a new ad campaign to combat the 5.25 trillion plastic particles currently polluting the oceans. According to Surfrider's press release, everyday human actions are to blame. Show More Summary

72andSunny Launches Brand Citizenship Practice, Hires Jim Moriarty

72andSunny announced the hiring of Jim Moriarty to head the launch of its new Brand Citizenship practice. Moriarty arrives at 72andSunny from the Surfrider Foundation, “the largest nonprofit devoted to coastal protection,” where he has served as CEO for ten years. Show More Summary

Water testing protects public health at US beaches

The Surfrider Foundation is once again looking to Congress to restore federal funding for the EPA BEACH grants program that funds water quality monitoring and public notification programs at beaches across the country.

Vinod Khosla Appeals Ruling in Martin’s Beach Case: Surfrider to Defend Lower Court Victory

It looks like Surfrider Foundation will be going back to court to fight for access in the Martin's Beach case. Billionaire venture capitalist property owner, Vinod Khosla, filed a Notice of Appeal this week to try to overturn the very strong lower court ruling. Show More Summary

Chapter Appeals Ocean Outfall Decision in Delaware

The Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation filed an appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board Monday, January 26th, opposing the recent decision by DNREC to allow the proposed ocean outfall for the Rehoboth Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility to move forward.

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too. As the newly appointed CEO of the...Show More Summary

Surfrider Appointed to Federal Marine Protected Areas Committee

The Surfrider Foundation has been selected to represent recreational users on the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee.

If you are into being green and build wooden boards , this could be the event for you

" The Eco Challenge events began with Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast and recently on the Gold Coast. Our aim is to assist Surfrider Foundation Australia branches with fundraising and connecting with their local community by holding an Eco Challenge. Show More Summary

2014 in Review

As 2014 nears an end, we here at the Surfrider Foundation reflect on our mission, what we’ve accomplished and what lies ahead for our oceans, waves and beaches in 2015.

Silicon Valley Billionaire Is Ignoring A Judge's Order To Open The Beach He Blocked

One week after San Mateo County Court Judge Barbara Mallach issued an order for billionaire Vinod Khosla to open access to Martin's Beach, a gate leading down to the shore remains closed. The Surfrider Foundation first filed suit against...Show More Summary

Surfrider Releases Ocean Friendly Gardens 2013 Annual Report

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program undertook an awesome effort in 2013, detailed in a newly released annual report.

Surfrider Launches Northeast Recreation Survey

The Surfrider Foundation, in partnership with Point 97 and SeaPlan and under the direction of the Northeast Regional Planning Body, has launched a recreational use survey for the New England coast.

Surfrider Prepares Appeal to Support Kaua’i GMO/Pesticide Ordinance

Even though Surfrider Foundation was not successful in our Intervention in support of Kaua'i County and their GMO/Pesticides Right to Know ordinance at the lower court, we have appealed the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Show More Summary

Meet Surfrider’s New CEO: Chad Nelsen

After an exhaustive national search, the Surfrider Foundation named its new CEO – and it's none other than Dr. Chad Nelsen, the Environmental Director of the organization for the last 16 years.

Court Rules in Favor of Access to Martin’s Beach!

Surfrider Foundation was triumphant in a very important legal battle today with the ruling of San Mateo Superior Court Judge Barbara J. Mallach in favor of Surfrider Foundation’s arguments to restore beach access at Martin’s Beach. Specifically,...Show More Summary

Do a Good Turn: An Interview with Shaun Tomson

Stuart Coleman, Surfrider Foundation's Hawaii Regional Manager, sits down with professional surfer and former world champion, environmentalist, businessman and longtime Surfrider Ambassador, Shaun Tomson.

NOAA Study Finds Southern Californians Will (and Do!) Pay More to Visit Clean, Unpolluted Beaches

Every year the Surfrider Foundation coordinates with the Ocean Conservancy and the California Coastal Commission on International Coastal Cleanup Day to sweep clean beaches all over the world. Chapters all along our nation’s coast organize monthly regional cleanups where volunteers pick up trash on local beaches. Show More Summary

Happy 30th Birthday Surfrider Foundation

Today, the Surfrider Foundation turns 30 years old and to celebrate they have launched a website that chronicles the last three decades of the organization’s history. Here’s a little piece of it Thirty years ago a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating […]

Celebrating 30 Years of Coastal Protection

From a group of surfers in Malibu, California, to today’s network of more than 250,000, the Surfrider Foundation celebrates three decades of coastal protection.

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