October 7, 2015

Help your Harbor cleanup and BBQ. October 10

Starts at 8:00 AM at the Newport Aquatic Center with orientation and safety talk. We will go to different areas in the back bay and clean up. If you have a paddle-board or kayak you can bring them and use to clean in the water. Many of us will be cleaning up on land around the back bay. We will have a BBQ at 11:00 which is when we will finish cleaning up.

October 5, 2015

Letter to CA Coastal Commission on Banning Ranch

Surfrider Foundation has submitted a letter to the California Coastal Commission expressing our support for the published staff report.

See the letter here NBR Letter

Join us at the Coastal Commission hearing on Wed Oct 7 to support Commission Staff’s findings to deny the Banning Ranch development. Plan to be at the meeting in the morning and to stay for a few hours.  Go here to read the Staff report: http://documents.coastal.ca.gov/reports/2015/10/w9b-10-2015.pdf

September 29, 2015

Coastal Commission Hearing On Banning Ranch

The Coastal Commission Hearing on Banning Ranch will be on October 7, 2015 at 9 AM at the Long Beach Convention Center, Seaside Ballroom, 300 E. Ocean Avenue in Long Beach.

Please see our statement on Banning Ranch here.

We believe the Coastal Commission can help to promote improved water quality with a plan to treat the existing and additional runoff and remediate the site responsibly.

This will improve the water quality at our local River Jetties surf break as well as the entire Newport Beach and Huntington Beach Coast.

Please attend this meeting and make your voice heard to the Coastal Commission for improved water quality on the site. Contact secretary@newportbeach.surfrider.org for more details.

September 27, 2015

First Saturday of the month cleanup Oct. 3, 9-11 AM

We will be at the Huntington Beach state Park just north of the Santa Ana River. Enter at Magnolia and tell the gate guard you are cleaning up the beach with Surfrider Foundation at lifeguard tower 2. They will let you in no charge. You will need to drive south though the gate at Brookhurst all the way down until the parking lot ends. Need more info contact Darrel at vicechair@newportbeach.surfrider.org or call 714-623-1760.

September 16, 2015

Ocean Friendly Restaurants to be on exhibit this Saturday

Green on the Green 9-19-15 at Newport City Hall.

September 2, 2015

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday September 19 is Coastal Cleanup Day in California with many sites up and down the coast and inland. This is the biggest cleanup day of the year. Last year over 65,000 people participated in Coastal Cleanup Day. We hope to have 200 participants at our cleanup site inside the Santa Ana River just south of Adams Ave. in Costa Mesa. Please join us. For more information click here.

August 30, 2015

1st Saturday of the month beach cleanup

September 5 will be the 1st Saturday in September.

We will meet at the most Southern end of the Huntington Beach State Park parking lot. Click on the Beach Cleanups tab for more info. Thanks

July 2, 2015

No Cleanups for the 1st Saturday in July

If you have ever been to the beach in Newport or Huntington you know it gets crazy busy if not just crazy period so we will not have a beach cleanup on July 4th. Our beach cleanups will resume in August.

June 16, 2015

Beach Tribute Album to benefit our Chapter

Thanks to Kaelah Wilson who created this soundtrack with the help of some friends to benefit Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter. The Album is called IE (Inland Empire) to the Sea.  Kaelah is into music and the beach and is aware of the challenges the Ocean has because of urban runoff. This Album has a variety of artists and represents the unique talents of those artists who live right here in our watershed. You can sample the music here and if you would like to buy it that is easy too. Just follow the prompts.

June 12, 2015

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Campaign

An Ocean Friendly Restaurant uses sustainable practices and doesn’t use styrofoam products for take out. Is your local fave OFR?

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