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.

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.



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

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.

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

California Coastal Cleanup Day

read more here

Green on Green event

Have you ever wondered how to do a non plastic event when it comes to having food and drink? Come to this event 9-9-2017 at the Newport Beach Civic Center and find out. More details at the The Chamber of Commerce site.

Movie night at Hobie Surf Shop in Corona Del Mar

Movie night will be at Hobie Surf Shop in Corona Del Mar on 9-8-2017 and the movies will be The 1975 surfing film classic ‘Tubular Swells’, a film by Dick Hoole and Jack McCoy. BONUS SEQUENCE: A Day In The Life of Wayne Lynch. Free admission.



Tell Congressman Issa to Drop Plans For a Road through San Onofre State Beach.

Yoga at the shop

Hobie Surf Shop has a summer yoga series happening to benefit the chapter. Check it out.

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