2016 year end review

2016 Review
Beach Cleanups 20
Harbor Cleanups 12
Santa Ana River Channel Cleanups 2
Over 1400 volunteers
That means 1400 more people know about watersheds and urban runoff.
Tabled events 4 including our annual Earth Day event at the Muth Center.
Monitored projects in the Santa Ana River and Newport Back Bay to better maintain those areas so less pollution makes it into the Ocean.
Held an amazing Art event at Volcom Studios.
Programs
BWTF Blue Water Task Force is a water quality testing program run by 5 different local high school marine biology teachers. Over 300 samples were taken from local waters and results were posted on the Surfrider Website.
Youth Leadership Program are now established at Villa Park High School and Arnold O. Beckman High,
Rise above Plastics; tabled events and put on the 2nd annual Waste-less art event.
Ocean Friendly Restaurants; certified 5 local restaurants.
Costa Mesa: Rance’s Chicago Pizza
Newport Beach: Campus JAX
Corona del Mar: The Bungalow
Tustin: Hopdaddy Burger Bar (also certified their Newport Beach location)
Santa Ana: Jimmy John’s
Thanks to Sponsors and/or Partners.
Barefoot Wine
Dudes Brewery
Google
Hopdoddy
Kean’s Coffee
Kind Bars
Kristin Lee Geiger of Navawell
Mark IV Capital
Mophie
Urban Decay
Viant
Volcom
Waste to Waves
Sidecar Doughnuts
Organizations helping at cleanups.
National League of Young Men
National Charity League
Cummins Company
Girl Scouts
Boy Scouts
Meridian Link
Core Power Yoga
Hispanic 100
Target
Irvine Company
Honda
PAWS
Mitsubishi
Navawell
Random Acts
Recycle 4 Cause
UCI Red Cross

Students from local colleges helping at cleanups.
Chapman College
Concordia University
OCC
Cal State Fullerton
UCI

Students from local schools helping at cleanups.
Corona Del Mar
Christ Lutheran
Esperanza High
Newport Harbor High School
Ensign
Early College
La Quinta High School
Pegasus
University High
Special Thanks to Executive Committee members
Anthony Ambriz for all of his contributions to Facebook
Billy Dutton for leading Help your Harbor cleanups in the upper and lower Newport Bay
Michelle Giron our Volunteer Coordinator
Judith Marquez for all of her amazing work on Ocean Friendly Restaurants
Lauren Molloy from England who interned with us to help us with data collection.
Tiffany Mendez: Rise above Plastics Program who lent countless hours to put on the Art Show at Volcom
Tim Mendez for all or his great photos on Instagram
Thanks to special friends
City of Newport Beach for being condusive to our suggestions on keeping the beach clean.
Dena Lazarova of Stanford ‘Beyond the Farm and chapter member of Surfrider Foundation running a 2nd annual beach cleanup.
Dr. Laird Hayes a professor at Orange Coast College getting his students involved with beach cleanups.
Dr. Wendy Marshall of Explore Ocean at Balboa Blvd. on Balboa Peninsula, sharing information on what is happening in the local marine environment.
Jim Meyers of Trails 4 all coordinator for Coastal Cleanup Day.
Orange County Public Works: allowing us to help them keep the Santa Ana River Flood Control clean by bringing volunteers into the channel on Earth Day and California Coastal Cleanup Day.