September 9, 2014

September 20 is California Inner Coastal Cleanup Day for 2014

Our Chapter will be partnering with OC Public Works to go into the Santa Ana River channel and clean up debris. Please join us at the footbridge on the Santa Ana River just south of Adams Ave in Huntington Beach. Park at Le Bard Park and walk up the hill to where the bike trail is. We will provide gloves and bags for the cleanup as well as water and snacks. Sidecar Doughnuts is offering vouchers for doughnuts for all participants. Please wear closed toed shoes and be prepared to walk for at least 2 hours as well as bend over to pick up trash. Anyone in sandals will have to stay on the bike trail to pick up trash. For more information please contact Michelle at or Darrel at Registration starts at 8:30 on the bike trail and the event will start at 9 and go until 12 noon.


August 4, 2014

Read All About It! Waste-Less Art Show, September 6 at DAX

The Inertia Article

The Show is now past but the artwork can be seen and purchased until September 23. Please contact Melissa Butcher at DAX to make sure they will be open at the time you intend to go. Melissa can be reached at Office: 714.957.1706 See pictures of the event here

Below is a list of Artists whose art is on display. This list may be incomplete.


1-Kimberley Eaton-Paintings

2-Tim Mendez-Photographs

3-Andrew Hansen-Mixed Media

4-Jennifer Smucker-Photographs

5-Jared Heim-surfboard

6-Shannon Lindsey-dress

7-Joey Brantley Photographs

8-John Fisher-Photographs

9-Nathan Gibbs- Paintings

10-Andrew Sneddon-Photographs/ Acrylics

11-Nate Riefke-Photograghs

12-Annette Alday-Painting

13. Chris Galligan- painted wood pieces-

14.Timothy Hogan- photos- the fin project

15. Kim Hamrock- paintings

16.Bryan Helfand-

17. Janessa Bookout- paintings

18.Elaine Mitchell- 2 paintings and  rock/statues

19.Pil Li- paintings

20. Alice Leggett- paintings

21. Ricky Blake-

22. Drew Brophy-paintings and mixed media

July 29, 2014

1st Saturday of the month Beach Cleanups

Beach Cleanups

July 20, 2014

Art show to benefit RAP

If you are an Art lover or an Artist and you want to help protect the Ocean check this out. Art Show

July 3, 2014

After the 4th of July cleanup

We will be cleaning up early Saturday morning July 5 from 7 AM to 9 AM at the Newport Pier. We will be set up close to the base of the pier at 20th street on the Balboa Peninsula. All participants must sign in at the event. If you are under the age of 18 and being dropped off you must have a signed waiver from your parent/guardian. You can copy and print one here. If you light off fireworks on the 4th of July please clean them up so that they dont get washed down the storm drains located on the street. If they go down the storm drain they have a good chance of getting lost in the Ocean.

May 28, 2014

Petition for a Better Bag

Our Rise above Plastics team is ramping up for an eventful summer. To sign the petition to use a reusable bag instead of a single use plastic bag click here. Need more information before you sign? There is plenty of information on the internet that shows the problems with the unsustainable use of the single use plastic bag and all of the public money spent on cleaning them up. You can see what we say about it here

April 28, 2014

1st Saturday of the month beach cleanup

We will be at the Huntington Beach side of the Santa Ana River Jetties in August through December on the 1st Saturday of each month. If you want to do a cleanup around that time just show up or for groups over 10 contact our volunteer coordinator (address is below). Enter at Magnolia entrance and tell the gate guard you are there for the Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter cleanup. If you are under the age of 18 and not with your parent/guardian you will need to have a waiver signed by your parent/guardian and bring it with you on the day of the event. All others can sign in at the event. A waiver form can be found on this site under the beach cleanup tab. For questions on volunteering please email Michelle at

Interested in cleaning up the harbor or back bay. Contact Darrel at

March 23, 2014

Cleanup in the Santa Ana River Channel April 26 2014

Our Earth Day Cleanup was a big success. We will have details and pictures up soon

Coming up for Earth Day we will be partnering up with the Orange County Public Works and Watershed Authority to clean up inside the Santa Ana River Channel by the Talbert overcross in Fountain Valley. From there we will shuttle or walk down about 1/4 a mile and pick up as much litter as possible.
Were hoping to get 500 people in there on that day. Sign in is at 8:30 we will cleanup from 9 to 12 noon. We supply bags, gloves, water, and porta potties. You just need to bring your personal items like sunscreen and extra layers of clothing. If you are under the age of 18 contact us for a waiver, otherwise you can sign in at the event. We currently have 102 people signed up so 398 spots are available. Do you have a company that wants recognition for contributing to Earth Day? Do you have a suggestion for us to fill to capacity? Contact us at
We thank you and the Ocean will thank you as well.

February 26, 2014

Newport Banning Land Trust Open Forum

This is a past event where the public was asked to join us to find out more about the proposed Newport Banning Ranch Development. We heard 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 gave us an overview of the water quality and public access issues plaguing the Newport Banning Ranch site and heard about the 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 gave an update on the Banning Ranch Conservancy actions and lawsuits as well as fundraising.


December 30, 2013

1st Saturday of the month Beach Cleanups 9 AM – 11 AM

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 or request one from

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


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