Join us to find out more about the proposed Newport Banning Ranch Development. We will be hearing a presentation from the Newport Banning Land Trust and updates from the Banning Ranch Conservancy.
Newport Banning Land Trust is a local non-profit environmental organization that is the intended recipient of over 250 acres of the Natural Open Space Preserve as part of Newport Banning Ranch. The group has a mission to preserve and enhance the natural values of the land with goals to; ensure it’s open space is enjoyed by future generations, to create a natural reserve, and to provide public access and outdoor recreation activity.
Robyn Vettraino will give us an overview of the water quality and public access issues plaguing the Newport Banning Ranch site and hear about our mission to solve them.
The Banning Ranch Conservancy, a Sec. 501(c)(3) non-profit conservancy, is dedicated to the preservation, acquisition, conservation, and maintenance of the entire Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space, park and coastal nature preserve.
Steve Ray will give us an update on the Banning Ranch Conservancy actions and lawsuits as well as fundraising.
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1st Saturday of the month Beach Cleanups 9 AM until 11 AM on both sides of the Santa Ana River Jetty. We will meet on the Huntington Beach side of the River Jetties. Enter the State Park at Magnolia and ask the gate guard where we are. They will let you in and tell you how to go to the end of the parking lot which is south of Brookhurst street gate (but that gate is only open in the summer). Participants under the age of 18 need to have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. For waivers go to http://newportbeach.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups or request one from firstname.lastname@example.org
We supply the gloves and bags. You just come down with personal items like sunblock, extra layer of clothing, etc.
So until July the dates look like this.
February 1 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
March 1 at 9-1:00 PM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
April 5 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
May 3 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
June 7 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
Join us to help plan for 2014 and elect our executive committee.
When: January 22, 2014 from 6 PM
Where: 3500 S.Greenville St., Santa Ana 92704 in the club house
Take the step from being a member to being an active member and lend us your expertise and experience in creating and implementing exciting goals Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter for 2014.
Volunteer to lead as an event co-ordinator, program lead or executive committee member.
Open positions for 2014 include: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Rise Above Plastics Lead and Ocean Friendly Gardens Lead.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in standing for any of the positions above. You must be a Surfrider member to stand for these positions.
We will be at the River Jetties Saturday December 7 at 9 AM until 11 AM. You can park where available. If it’s big surf or super sunny the day before please plan to arrive early otherwise there should be plenty of parking. If you need directions from a search engine please use Seashore drive and Summit street, Newport Beach CA 92663. We provide gloves and bags for picking up trash. Please bring sunscreen, extra layers of clothing etc. All participating must sign a waiver available at the event. If you are under the age of 18 you will need your parent/guardian to sign the waiver. Please let us know if you need a waiver by email us at
Thanks so much for wanting to make a difference for Newport Beach.
If you like eating at the Newport/Naples Rib Company and having your favorite charity benefit you are in luck this month.
Check out their web site for more details. http://www.ribcompany.com/charity/
November 2 beach cleanup will happen on both sides of the Santa Ana River. We start at 9:00 AM and end at 1:00. You can come and go as you like. Hours of service will be awarded as served. We will park at Huntington State Park and then meet on the sand in the far southern end of the parking lot. Enter the lot at Magnolia entrance and PCH and tell the gate guard you are there for the cleanup. We have all the supplies – bags, gloves, etc. however if you have used empty pet food bags please bring them for our use. Volunteers are advised to wear sunscreen and bring layers as the afternoons can get windy and cool. We do require volunteers to sign a waiver, which we have at the cleanups. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have their parents/guardians sign the waiver. If you need a waiver search this site or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poseidon company wants to pull a permit with the California Coastal Commission to allow them to build a Desalination Plant. Come to this event to show opposition to this company getting a permit. There are all kinds of different technology used to desalinate water and the one used by Poseidon is very low tech and not kind to the environment. To visit a natural area in our region that uses only rain water, hike the trails at Crystal Cove state beach park on the east side of PCH. On the beach side you will also see lots of native flora and fauna.
West Marine, “Cruising for a Cause” is set for October 3, 2013, 6-9 P.M. The festivities will take place during West Marine’s Grand Opening of its flagship store at 3433 Via Lido, Newport Beach (close to the Lido Theater). For the $10 ticket, attendees will receive food, beverages, and entertainment provided by West Marine. All ticket sales and live auction to benefit local non-profit environmental organizations like ours.
Our Chapter will be partnering up with OC public works to clean up inside the Santa Ana River Channel. We will be wanting lots of volunteers on that day. Let us know if you can help spread the word. We will be by Bard Park in Huntington Beach from 9 to noon. More information will be here soon.
September 7, October 5, and November 2 beach cleanups will happen on both sides of the Santa Ana River. We start at 9:00 AM and end at 11:00. We will park at Huntington State Park and then meet on the sand in the far southern end of the parking lot. We have all the supplies – bags, gloves, etc. Volunteers are advised to wear sunscreen and bring layers as the afternoons can get windy and cool (though summer months are warmer). We do require volunteers to sign a waiver, which we have at the cleanups. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have their parents/guardians sign the waiver. If you need a waiver search this site or email email@example.com
On Coastal Cleanup day on September 21 we will be cleaning up in the Lower Santa Ana River Channel. We would love big groups (companies, church’s, school’s) to join us. Please check back with this site in September and we will post more information.