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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May 3, 2013

Cinco de Mayo cleanup in the Santa Ana River Channel

This was a past event and ended being our best Santa Ana River cleanup ever. Serendipity was in the air. It was cool, plenty of parking and lots of volunteers to pick up most of the trash that was somehow centrally located for us. Thanks to all who helped out and please comment here with photos if possible.Great group on May 5 2013 cleanup 2013-05-05 11.55.14 2013-05-05 11.55.51 2013-05-05 11.17.07

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If you need more information, feel fee to contact me.

Darrel Ferguson

vicechair@newportbeach.surfrider.org

714-623-1760

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May 1, 2013

A Message on Desalination by Surfrider Foundation Water Program Manager

Dear Surfrider Member,

I am very concerned about a massive seawater desalination factory proposed for construction in Huntington Beach.  And you should be too. Why? Because what is being proposed will pollute the ocean, harm marine life and cause dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore the astronomical cost of this new “factory on the beach” will undermine better alternatives like water recycling and our Ocean Friendly Gardens program – alternatives that will restore and improve our coast and ocean environment while still meeting our water supply needs.

Please join Surfrider members from across Southern California, local residents and other environmental organizations at an important meeting of the Huntington Beach City Council:

WHEN:           May 6 at 6pm

WHERE:         Huntington Beach — City Council Chambers

2000 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Click here for directions.

WHY?

As we all know, it isn’t easy to fight a wealthy corporation who stands to make a huge profit at the expense of our ocean. Surfrider Foundation has worked for over a decade opposing this destructive desalination proposal. Unfortunately, the millions of dollars spent on lobbying by Poseidon Resources, the Connecticut corporation who wants to build these factories up and down the coast, has gained the support of decision-makers  – UNTIL NOW!

 

In what could be a “game changer”, the Huntington Beach City Council will be meeting to decide whether to send a letter to the Coastal Commission supporting denial of the Coastal Development Permit. Of course, Surfrider Foundation will be making the same request of the Coastal Commission.

If we want to restore and protect our precious coast and ocean, we need to encourage City Council members to do the right thing. Please join me, and our local members and partners, in Huntington Beach on May 6 and let the City Council know you’re opposed to a desalination factory that will:

-          kill marine life through an antiquated seawater intake system;

-          pollute the ocean from the discharge of brine and cleaning chemicals;

-          disturb coastal wetlands and the wildlife struggling to survive;

-          and waste enormous amounts of energy, adding to the problems of climate change

And, Orange County doesn’t need the water from this proposal and the smarter water agencies don’t want to pay the enormous costs.

For our coasts and ocean – thank you,

Joe Geever

Water Programs Manager

Surfrider Foundation

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April 27, 2013

General Meeting – May 15 at Almond Surfboards and the Yoki Shop

Join us on May 15 as Surfrider Foundation Legal Director, Angela Howe, updates us on the continued fight to save Trestles from the Toll Road development. Angela will also be updating us on other Surfrider Foundation activities.

The meeting is being hosted at the Yoki Shop and Almond Surfboards. Bring a beach/lawn chair and a used beach towel and enjoy BBQ burger Wednesday.

See you there:

2429 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, from 6:30pm

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April 24, 2013

waiver form for Santa Ana River Channel cleanup on May 5 2013 9-12 noon

Volunteer Guidelines Form

April 20, 2013

David Salon's Cut-a-thon raises funds for Surfrider Foundation, April 21

Thanks so much to David Salon on 355 Bristol Street, Suite D in Costa Mesa 92626 for putting this fundraising event on Sunday, April 21, from 11 AM to 3 PM. No appointments, first come first serve. Men's haircuts are $20.00 and Women's haircuts are $30.00, Children under 13 are $20.00.

David Salon

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April 9, 2013

Santa Ana River Clean Up

Come join us for a volunteer opportunity post Earth week on Sunday May 5 inside the Santa Ana River Channel to pick up trash before it enters the Ocean. All gloves and bags are provided. Starts at 9 and ends at 12:00 noon. Community service hour certificates are available. Park in nearby neighborhood streets by Talbert over cross and Mount Washington Street in Fountain Valley. Walk to the Santa Ana River bike trail on the west side of the channel and look for our Blue canopy. All participants under the age of 18 unaccompanied by a parent/guardian should bring signed waiver form with them. Waiver can be printed off of this site. Please bring suntan lotion if needed. Do not wear sandals. No one will be permitted into the River Channel without close toed shoes.

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April 4, 2013

Rockwater 2013 Round Up

The Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach  Chapter  held their 6th Annual RockWater Relay on March 23, 2013.  Six teams participated in the nearly 29 mile relay race to bring awareness to the watershed and its effects on beach and ocean pollution.  Several of the teams were mixed participants utilizing runners, bikers, and skateboarders while picking up trash along the route. The race begins each year at the head of the Santa Ana River Trail and follows it's length to the beach between Huntington and Newport Beach. Volunteers were stationed at each of the seven switch-out points to support the participants and educate bystanders.  The race was created to not only educate Surfrider's members and volunteers that anything on land can find it's way to the ocean via a watershed, but also to engage outdoor enthusiasts with activities outside surfing.  Each year the race has grown and has gained annual sponsorships as well, including Brown Foreman, Newmeyer + Dillion, Fresh Griller, Tattooed Steel and Hurley H20 as major contributors to the Chapter to help support other watershed related projects.

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March 25, 2013

Earth Day 2013 at the Muth Center April 20

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