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Our schedule for the 1st Saturday Beach Cleanups is as follows
Please check home page of web site the night before to make sure its still on.
February 6, March 5, April 2, May 7,
For these beach cleanups we will be at the River Jetties in Newport Beach. For the purposes of gps mapping only you can use the address 199 Summit Street.
June 4, August 6, September 3,
For these beach cleanups 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.
As for the Help your Harbor Cleanup we will be meeting at the Newport Aquatics Center.
Our first Saturday of the month cleanup will be on November 7 at 9-11 AM just north of the River Jetties in Huntington Beach. We were going to do it at RJ’s but we have a huge group coming so we are doing it at the state beach park for the sake of parking. Come in at the Magnolia entrance and let the guard know you are helping Surfrider Foundation at the Lifeguard 2 area. We actually set up closer to the boardwalk. Make your way south of Magnolia inside the parking lot past the Brookhurst gate and all the way down until you can’t drive anymore. You will see us set up close to the 1st fire ring. We supply the bags and gloves and you need to bring personal items like sunblock etc. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to bring a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. Find a waiver on our website under beach cleanups print it out and bring it to the cleanup with you. We will provide certificates of community service to those who want it.
We need and appreciate your help.
Thanks to kind bar we will have snack bars for you.
October is Rise Above Plastics month for Surfrider Foundation (Raptober). Rise Above single use plastics that is. You know coffee stirrers, straws, water bottles and caps. All of the things we find at a beach cleanup. Join us for a cleanup and scavenger hunt on Sunday 10-25-2015 starting at 9 AM until 12 noon. We will be set up at the Newport Pier by 21st place and W. Balboa Blvd. Waivers if needed can be found on the beach cleanup tab. All participants under the age of 18 need to bring a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. Certificates for community service will be available.
Starts at 8:00 AM with orientation and safety talk at the Newport Beach Aquatic Center (1 Whitecliffs Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660). 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. If you are under the age of 18 and want to participate please bring a waiver signed by your parent/guardian with you. You can print out a waiver by using the beach cleanup tab.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.