Surfrider Foundation LA invites you to their quarterly Volunteer Orientation on March 18, 2018 at Sunset Beach!
Join us for our quarterly Volunteer Orientation on March 18, 20018 at Sunset Beach from 10-1pm, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about all of SFLA’s campaigns and programs and how you can become a local Coastal Defender. We’ll be hosting this quarter’s orientation on the beach in Santa Monica. You’ll find us just north of the pier under the blue Surfrider tents. Bring a beach blanket, a reusable water bottle, and all your stoke to protect our oceans, waves, & beaches. After orientation, we’ll host a beach clean! RSVP here.
About Surfrider Foundation: Thirty years ago a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. They took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot.
Since its inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations with a volunteer-activist network dedicated to its mission to protect and enjoy the world’s oceans, waaves and beaches.
Today, the Surfrider Foundation is measurably stronger, with more force and movement than ever before. It has 84 chapters, including 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists fighting 90 active campaigns around the country. SurfriderLA protects 31 miles of coastline from County Line to Ballona Creek and Inland.
Armed with a model to defend the coast, the organization has a record of 436 victories (and counting) since 2006.- tackling plastic pollution, addressing poor water quality and opening locked gates so everyone can enjoy the beach. We see what is on the horizon and it’s not looking good. At Surfrider, we take a “not on our watch” approach. There are numerous threats to clean water and healthy beaches, including polluted runoff, offshore oil drilling, habitat loss, development, climate change, plastic in the ocean and trash on the shore.
Will you chip in to protect your favorite beach? Volunteer! Our volunteers are the lifeblood of the Surfrider Foundation. A community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground. Join our network and help us tackle the issues that face our ocean, waves and beaches.
We need people like you who want to make sure our oceans, waves and beaches are protected and preserved for generations to come. Sign up for a Surfrider Foundation membership, or renew your existing membership and make a difference for our oceans, waves and beaches.
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Wow! This is a frightening expectation presented by Surfrider Foundation’s Joel Cesare at the Venice Green Expo on April 16, 2016. Do your part everyone! View Venice Green Expo pics and tips here!
By making simple changes in our daily lives, we can help protect our ocean, waves and beaches…to be enjoyed by all for generations to come.
- Avoid buying items packaged in plastic.
- Here are simple ways to avoid using plastic in your kitchen.
- Use cloth shopping bags.
- Forget bottled water. Carry a reusable bottle. Plastic bottles are one of the top five most common types of litter found on beaches.
- Skip the straw! Americans use 500 million straws daily…just to be thrown away. When ordering drinks, remember to say “no straw, please”!
- Drive less! Our personal vehicles are a major source of carbon emissions. You can help by taking public transportation, car-pooling and riding your bike to reduce your carbon footprint and help curb climate change.
- If you smoke…don’t litter your cigarette butts. Cigarettes are the most common piece of trash found at beach clean-ups. They aren’t biodegradable, leach chemicals which kill fish and they pollute our beaches and ocean.
- Sweep instead of using the hose. Cleaning your driveway and sidewalks with a hose sends dirty water into the storm drains and out to the beach.
For more tips, to volunteer and for more info, visit www.surfrider.org.