Our Earth Day cleanup will be inside of the Santa Ana River Flood Control Channel which empties out into the legendary River Jetties. We will meet at the Talbert overpass at the Santa Ana River Channel in Fountain Valley at 8:30 AM. After a short orientation the Orange County Public Works will caravan volunteers down to the cleanup site. We will start finishing up at 11:00 AM and will need to be out of the channel by 12 noon. There is a lot of trash down there and if we don’t get it now it will most likely end up in the Ocean. Parking is available on Mount Washington street and other neighboring streets. Walk to the overpass and you will see our canopy and/or flag. All of the bags and tools will be provided. There will be snacks, water, and porta potties. Bring your own sunblock and check the weather to dress accordingly. You must wear closed toed shoes or boots. Long pants are advised as you may be walking through weeds though many parts are sandy. Anyone wearing sandals will not be permitted to enter the channel. We really need as many volunteers as possible and we can’t thank you enough. Sign up sheets must be filled out by parent/guardian if you are under the age of 18 available below. Certificates for community hours served will be available after the event.
For more info contact Darrel at email@example.com or 714-623-1760
What kind of party? Our chapter has partnered with No Beach Plastic and the city of Newport Beach to have a very expensive bottle refill station installed on the beach at 15th street. We are really happy that we have achieved this with our partners. Come celebrate with a beach cleanup and after party to raise more money for more stations.
Just an FYI and to leave this on our web site for a while longer as a placeholder. The race was awesome. So many people had so much fun and the bike trail has never looked so clean as members of teams cleaned up between stops. Thanks to all of the runners. Thanks to our sponsors; Shop3Thirty, Keane coffee, Cabo Chips, Newport Rib Company, HDX Fit, and Newmeyer and Dillon.
Special Thanks to Robyn Vettraino for organizing and operating this event for the 8th year in a row.
The Surfrider Foundation RockWaterRelay 2015 race is Saturday! A couple reminders before the race;
1. It will be hot, so please plan accordingly. Stay hydrated and might we suggest sunscreen. For hydration on the course, we will have some water at the stations and some paper cups. You are encouraged to bring your own cold water and re-usable water bottles along the course for your team.
2. Race t-shirt pick up and check-in starts at 8:30 at the first stop. The parking for the start near the Honda Center is in the adjacent office building parking. There will be signs to the start which is on the trail near the tables and open space. The race will start at 9 am. Each team is responsible for getting each runner to their stop. Use the map, also available on our website, and plan your route of travel.
3. Finish Line. Talk to the ranger at the Huntington State Beach and note you are with RockWater to get entry and park to see your last runner finish. We will have food from Newport Beach Rib Company, Cabo Chips, and other post-race snacks from Trader Joes. Please remember your cold refreshments to keep hydrated.
4. There will be volunteers, special thanks to HDX fit + shop3thirty, supporting the race and cleaning-up the areas surrounding our race. Please keep the course clean of your own trash, and pick up for others along the way. Remember to have fun, take pictures and share stories. The hashtag on Social media for the event is #RockWaterRelay. Our instagram is @SurfriderNewportBeach and our Twitter is @SurfriderNB.
Join us from 9-11 on Saturday, April 25 for a much needed cleanup inside the Lower Santa Ana River by Talbert Ave. More info to come.
Do you want to learn about urban runoff, watersheds, or just help cleanup the beach? Come join us at our next cleanup. Click on the Beach Cleanups tab and let us know if you have questions.
It’s that time of year again when our chapter celebrates the holidays with Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Chapter and Long Beach Chapter. All members welcome. Starts at 3 PM and ends at 7 PM. For more information call Darrel at 714-623-1760 or see the flyer here.
Join us for a viewing of DamNation.
Wednesday December 10 at 6PM
Patagonia/SEED-People’s Market at The Camp. Showing will be at ‘The Treehouse’ on the rooftop. Enter up the stairs past the yoga studio.
This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
If we are having intermittent drizzle we are on. If we have relentless downpour then we are off. Our chapter will be there either way at 9:00 AM and cleanup until 11:00. All participants under the age of 18 will need to bring a waiver sign in sheet signed by their parent/guardian, a waiver sign in sheet can be found here under the Beach Cleanups tab.
Enter Magnolia entrance to the Huntington State Beach Park and drive as far south (towards Newport Beach) as you can. We set up by the 1st fire ring.