International Surfing Day

International Surfing Day is a day we celebrate the Surf culture but we still do a cleanup. Hey it’s Surfrider after all. Come out and surf and clean up.  8 AM until 12 noon at 19th street in Newport Beach. Just blocks from Mcfadden Square by the Newport Pier

ISD 2018 Poster with news about 19th street

 

Westside Museum to donate proceeds to our chapter

Thanks to the Westside Museum for donating proceeds from their event Saturday.

June 2, 2018 Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup

The 2nd annual underwater cleanup was at the Balboa Bay Club on June 2.  Thanks to our Help your Harbor partners over 200 certified divers made the harbor cleaner in one day. Read more here.

Earth Day cleanup will be inside the Santa Ana River Channel 9 AM-12 noon

We had a great cleanup inside the Santa Ana River Flood Control Channel. Over 100 volunteers in less than 3 hours collected over a 3000 lbs. of trash and a lot of that trash was very light weight plastic film so you can imagine how much it really was. Thanks to all that participated.

Trash Wheel collection device to be installed in the Newport Back Bay

Help Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter fund the Newport Back Bay Clean Up Engineering Design

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Do you really need a plastic straw?

This is the question we want you to be asking your server next time you sit down at a restaurant or better yet when they greet you. Ask them if they know about the current trend to not use plastic straws. If they say no just reply “Oh Yes, responsible restaurants are now only giving them out upon request because of the environmental dangers they cause. Did you see that YouTube video of the turtle with a straw caught in his wind pipe?” See what they say. If you want to go the extra mile ask to see the manager on duty and if they are interested tell them to get a hold of us at OFR@newportbeach.surfrider.org

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No new drilling off our coast Rally in Laguna recap

The rally went well. We’re still waiting for drone footage and will post it here.

Why don’t we want new drilling for oil in the ocean? Because it can spill.

1st Saturday beach cleanups will continue at Prospect street

We will have impromptu cleanups after all major storm events. These cleanups will happen on the next dry day at River Jetties. Contact Darrel at dferguson@newportbeach.surfrider.org

Map of Prospect

Volunteer for your New Year’s resolution

Volunteering is a great way to pay it forward in your community, meet new like minded people, and much much more.

Just say no to desalination

A desalination plant on or close to the beach makes no sense in Orange County CA. Orange County has one of the best water recycle programs anywhere. We want to use as much water coming down our storm drains as possible. That way we keep contaminants out of the ocean and beach. On October 19 the State Lands Committee will be hearing big business state it’s reason to build a desal plant here but we will be in attendance to keep a balance. Come join us early if possible. We will have more details on Wednesday October 18. The meeting will be held at Huntington Beach at City Council Chambers. 2000 Main Street H.B. 92648

The desalination plant San Diego County has long faced drought conditions. But a new desalination plant has changed all that, allowing the area to get 50 million gallons of fresh drinking water everyday, or enough to serve 400,000 people and 10 percent of the area’s water supply.

Orange County does not face the same fate as San Diego because of our underground storage and water recycling program.

This is not a picture of Orange County but it is a picture of underground water.

 

 

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