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.
Newport Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation joins Huntington Beach Chapter for
International Surfing Day this Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00am – 1:00pm
(courtesy of Huntington Beach Chapter)
Grab your surfboard and join Huntington Beach Surfrider Foundation and Newport Beach Chapter in celebrating International Surfing Day – Everyone will be gathering at 6th Street and PCH – North Side of the pier on the sand.
Started in 2004 by Surfing Magazine and Surfrider Foundation so that surfers from around the world can come together in celebration of this great sport and to give something back to the oceans and beaches.
There will be surf paddle outs, yoga on the beach, surf industry displays, a beach cleanup, music and more!
The Rock Water Race went fantastic this year while teams took a rock (pebble) from upstream and passed it down to one another as they ran down the Santa Ana River Bike Trail to end at the beach just as everything eventually does. Now a tradition for our Newport Beach Chapter we are having a great time with this event. Are you ready to enter a team? You can also join a team if there is one short of a runner. Mark it down on your calendar for next year. It is always around the middle of March.
Join us to help plan for 2015 and elect our executive committee.
When: To be announced
Take the step from being a member to being an active member and lend us your expertise and experience in creating and implementing exciting goals Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter for 2015.
Volunteer to lead as an event co-ordinator, program lead or executive committee member.
Open positions for 2015 include:Vice Chair person.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in standing for any of the positions above. You must be a Surfrider member to stand for these positions.
This is a past event. Every year the three chapters Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Seal Beach have an end of the year celebration to communicate victories and set backs as they all continue to protect the Ocean from pollution.
We don’t need it!
…is highly energy intensive and expensive,
…and will hinder other water supply options that are less costly and better for the environment, such as water conservation, wastewater recycling, and stormwater harvesting.
The Poseidon proposal has not even gotten approval from local and regional water agencies. None have committed to purchasing Poseidon’s water.
We don’t want it!
The Poseidon project uses outdated and environmentally harmful technology that:
…unnecessarily kills marine life through its open intake system,
…degrades water quality from the brine discharge,
…uses more energy than any other water supply option.
Desal plants can be designed to minimize marine life mortality, water quality degradation, and coastal habitat degradation. The State Water Resource Control Agency is currently gathering information from scientific experts on proper site, design and technology for ocean desalination proposals. But Poseidon’s project does not meet any of these recommendations.
Tell the Coastal Commission:
• To deny the Poseidon permits.
• Poseidon’s proposal does not meet the recommendations of the science community.
• The project would threaten marine life, degrade water quality, and increase greenhouse gas emissions.
• There is no demonstrated need for desalinated water in Huntington Beach.
• Ocean desalination should be an option of last resort. Better water supply options that protect our coast and ocean should be fully implemented before approving ocean desalination facilities. Orange County hasn’t done that yet.
The Coastal Commission has a duty to uphold the state Coastal Act by:
• Restoring and protecting marine life;
• Restoring and protecting ocean water quality and habitat value;
• Restoring and protecting coastal wetlands, sensitive coastal habitat, and wildlife.
The Poseidon proposal violates all of these Coastal Act policies.
Take Action: Show Up, Stand Up and Speak Up!
When: This is a past event but will eventually happen again.
Poseidon will appear before the Coastal Commission on November 13 8AM
Newport Beach City Hall
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Take action right now and send the Coastal Commission a message. Click the link below.
This is a past event. For more information on what we are doing to rise above plastics see our website/programs.
This is a past event. Thanks to the AD2 Orange County for raising dollars for our chapter.
• Prizes, games, entertainment and a chance to mix and mingle
• 100-plus in attendance
• Meet Surfrider Foundation Representatives
What: The Orange County Advertising Federation is hosting the 5
Gazebo in Newport Beach. This location will be used to host games, acoustic music, vendors, art, prizes, and
entertainment all benefitting the Surfrider Foundation of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach.
The Orange County Advertising Federation invites you to enjoy some great food as we celebrate summer in
SoCal and party under the setting sun.
5th ANNUAL END OF SUMMER BEACH BASH
Thursday, Sept. 19
Information on Surfrider Foundation: www.surfrider.org
Where: Grassy Area in front of Cabo Cantina: 100 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661
Media Contact and Event Information
Orange County Advertising Federation
– 6:30- 8:30 pm
Our Chapter will be partnering up with OC public works to clean up inside the Santa Ana River Channel. We will be wanting lots of volunteers on that day. Let us know if you can help spread the word. We will be by Bard Park in Huntington Beach from 9 to noon. More information will be here soon.