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 24, 2013

2013 Tri-Chapter Party

This is a past event. Every year the three chapters Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Seal Beach have an end of the year celebration to communicate victories and set backs as they all continue to protect the Ocean from pollution.TriChapter 2013

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/

October 29, 2013

Say NO to the Poseidon Desalination Plant

Coastal Commission Hearing Desal

We don’t need it!
Ocean desalination:
…is highly energy intensive and expensive,
…and will hinder other water supply options that are less costly and better for the environment, such as water conservation, wastewater recycling, and stormwater harvesting.

The Poseidon proposal has not even gotten approval from local and regional water agencies. None have committed to purchasing Poseidon’s water.

We don’t want it!
The Poseidon project uses outdated and environmentally harmful technology that:
…unnecessarily kills marine life through its open intake system,
…degrades water quality from the brine discharge,
…uses more energy than any other water supply option.

Desal plants can be designed to minimize marine life mortality, water quality degradation, and coastal habitat degradation. The State Water Resource Control Agency is currently gathering information from scientific experts on proper site, design and technology for ocean desalination proposals. But Poseidon’s project does not meet any of these recommendations.

Tell the Coastal Commission:
• To deny the Poseidon permits.
• Poseidon’s proposal does not meet the recommendations of the science community.
• The project would threaten marine life, degrade water quality, and increase greenhouse gas emissions.
• There is no demonstrated need for desalinated water in Huntington Beach.
• Ocean desalination should be an option of last resort. Better water supply options that protect our coast and ocean should be fully implemented before approving ocean desalination facilities. Orange County hasn’t done that yet.

The Coastal Commission has a duty to uphold the state Coastal Act by:
• Restoring and protecting marine life;
• Restoring and protecting ocean water quality and habitat value;
• Restoring and protecting coastal wetlands, sensitive coastal habitat, and wildlife.

The Poseidon proposal violates all of these Coastal Act policies.

Take Action: Show Up, Stand Up and Speak Up!

When: This is a past event but will eventually happen again.
Poseidon will appear before the Coastal Commission on November 13 8AM

Where:
Newport Beach City Hall
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Take action right now and send the Coastal Commission a message. Click the link below.
http://action.surfrider.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=8644

October 6, 2013

Rise Above Plastics General Meeting October 16, 2013

This is a past event. For more information on what we are doing to rise above plastics see our website/programs.

Aosa Event

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 26, 2013

2013 End of Summer Beach Bash to Benefit Surfrider Foundation

 

 

This is a past event. Thanks to the AD2 Orange County for raising dollars for our chapter.

2013 beach bash
Open to the Public

• Prizes, games, entertainment and a chance to mix and mingle

• 100-plus in attendance

• Meet Surfrider Foundation Representatives

What: The Orange County Advertising Federation is hosting the 5

Gazebo in Newport Beach. This location will be used to host games, acoustic music, vendors, art, prizes, and

entertainment all benefitting the Surfrider Foundation of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach.

The Orange County Advertising Federation invites you to enjoy some great food as we celebrate summer in

SoCal and party under the setting sun.

5th ANNUAL END OF SUMMER BEACH BASH

Thursday, Sept. 19

Information on Surfrider Foundation: www.surfrider.org

Where: Grassy Area in front of Cabo Cantina: 100 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661

Media Contact and Event Information

Raquel Figlo

Orange County Advertising Federation

info@ocadfed.org

714.724.1322

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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