March 23, 2014

Cleanup in the Santa Ana River Channel April 26 2014

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 vicechair@newportbeach.surfrider.org.
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  http://newportbeach.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups or request one from vicechair@newportbeach.surfrider.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

 

December 9, 2013

2014 Planning Meeting and Elections

Join us to help plan for 2015 and elect our executive committee.

When: To be announced

Where: TBA

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 2015.

Volunteer to lead as an event co-ordinator,  program lead or executive committee member.

Open positions for 2015 include:Vice Chair person.

Please email chair@newportbeach.surfrider.org if you are interested in standing for any of the positions above. You must be a Surfrider member to stand for these positions.

 

November 12, 2013

Give while eating at Newport Rib Company all November long

This is a past event but recurs each year. Fortunately for us the Newport Rib Company gives us money they raise to protect our environment from urban runoff and other conditions we have a difficult time controlling. If you like eating at the Newport/Naples Rib Company and having your favorite charity benefit you are in luck in the month of November.
Check out their web site for more details. http://www.ribcompany.com/charity/

September 29, 2013

October 3 Thursday mixer at West Marine

This is a past event.West Marine, “Cruising for a Cause” happened on October 3, 2013, 6-9 P.M. The festivities took 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 received food, beverages, and entertainment provided by West Marine. All ticket sales and live auction benefited local non-profit environmental organizations like ours.

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8543607159/es2/?rank=4

 

August 16, 2013

September 20 will be California Coastal Cleanup Day for 2014

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.

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May 28, 2013

Activism Alert! Save Trestles again. San Diego June 19th

This is a past event. Fortunately we were able to save Trestles again. For more information

May 27, 2013

Tree Huggers Ball in Santiago Cyn, Orange County, CA June 1, 2013

This was a really fun event that we did last year. If you want to help out at an event like this next time we do it contact Michelle Giron at volunteercoordinator@newportbeach.surfrider.orgTHB poster

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May 23, 2013

1st Saturday Beach Cleanups

Information about our monthly cleanups:
Our beach cleanup is held on the first Saturday of the month currently at the Huntington Beach side of the Santa Ana River Channel for the excellent opportunity of parking. Generally from 9 AM until 11 AM. We have all the supplies – bags, gloves, etc. Volunteers are advised to wear sunscreen and bring layers of clothing as the afternoons can get windy and cool (though summer months are warmer). We do require volunteers or their parents/guardians to sign a waiver, which we have at the cleanups and on this web site. There is no need to RSVP beforehand for cleanups, but we appreciate hearing about large groups. Please check our web site a day or two ahead to be sure our cleanup going as planned. For more information email Michelle at volunteercoordinator@newportbeach.surfrider.org

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