April 17, 2018

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

There is  lots of trash inside the River Channel. If we don’t get it now it will most likely end up at the beach. For details on where to park etc. click here. All participants must wear closed toed shoes.

February 8, 2018

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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February 8, 2018

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

Thanks

January 28, 2018

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.

January 28, 2018

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

December 16, 2017

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.

October 15, 2017

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.

 

 

September 24, 2017

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

We have been going strong registering restaurants in Newport Beach and in our watershed. Straw-less in September is a campaign started in Seattle and now trending here. Read more.

 

Straws found in 1 hour of cleaning up the beach on August 5, 2017

September 23, 2017

Sixth International Marine Debris Conference

The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA. The event takes place March 12-16, 2018. With over 600 expected participants, the 6IMDC is an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community. The conference will be held at HILTON MISSION BAY San Diego Resort and Spa 1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA, USA 92109
Phone: +1 (619) 276-4010
See more here on their site.

September 23, 2017

Beach Cleanups. Why we do them and what we find.

Beach Cleanups are necessary because we use so much plastic in our lives it’s everywhere and the end of the line for that plastic is the ocean. It is now well documented that micro-plastics are in the food chain. Read more

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