October 20 is get your Halloween bag day 3-6 PM

We are handing out 25 green and 25 orange Halloween bags on October 20 at Sprouts on E. 17th street in Costa Mesa. The bags are from Chico bags, the classic bag that folds into a small pocket size bag. We will also be giving away our regular Surfrider bags to urge people to vote on proposition 67. Come out and say hi and get a bag.

Phone Bank, Yes on prop 67

Our chapter of Surfrider Foundation was in Costa Mesa on Saturday, October 15, phone banking to urge voters to vote yes on prop 67 the bag ban. We did it at Crashlabs which is an awesome place to work in a temporary office or meeting room. We had about 10 people there calling locals to urge their yes vote on prop 67, the CA statewide bag ban. Thanks to SideCar donuts and Keane Coffee for donating their delights.

Health of OC beaches

General health info of the beach.

Getting ready for election day? We are.

The California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum, also known as Proposition 67, will be on the November 8, 2016, ballot in California as a veto referendum.

We will be urging all registered voters to vote yes on 67

A “yes” vote is a vote in favor of upholding the contested legislation banning plastic bags that was enacted by the California State Legislature under the name Senate Bill 270.

We will be passing out bags at grocery stores asking people to vote yes on prop 67. Would you like to help. Let us know by emailing Michelle at volunteercoordinator@newportbeach.surfrider.org

To sign in support of this proposition go to http://www.cayeson67.com/

For more information about prop 67 please visit this page, http://www.surfrider.org/priority-campaigns/say-yes-to-ca-plastic-bag-ban

Coastal Commission meeting September 7 in Newport Beach

Application No. 5-15-2097 (Newport Banning Ranch, LLC, Newport Beach)

Hearing Procedures

Application of Newport Banning Ranch, LLC to abandon oil operations, clean and remediate soil, and subdivide 401 acre site into residential, commercial, mixed use, open space, park, and public street lots. Grade 2.8 million cu.yds. of soil and construct residential and commercial development including approx. 12-acres of roads, 37-acres of residential with 895 residential units, 45,100 sq.ft. of commercial use, 75 room resort and 20 bed hostel, 5 acres of park, and construct public trails within 324-acre Natural Open Space Preserve, and Oil operations would remain on 15 acres, at 5100 block of West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, Orange County. (AD-LB)

E-mail correspondence concerning this item may be sent to BanningRanchComments@coastal.ca.gov

Re-cap of Waste-Less Art Show

Our 2nd Annual Waste-Less Art Show Fundraiser this year at Volcom was a great success. We thank Volcom for being able to use their location. A big thanks to all of the artists that gave their time and proceeds to our chapter and a huge thanks for all of the Newport Beach Chapter members who came out and enjoyed the evening with us.

Raising funds for bottle fill stations

Raising funds for bottle fill stations

Rise above Plastics raises money for Fill Stations


Americans drink more bottled water than any other nation. 29 billion bottles per year.

Production burns 17 million barrels of crude oil per year – the equivalent of keeping one million cars on the road for one year straight.

One bottle re-fill station can save over 17,000 plastics water bottles, avoiding 14 tons of plastic waste.

Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter is raising money to install two bottle re-fill stations in the city this year.
Each Fill Station costs 4,800-5,000.

Tier 1 Donation: 5.00-500.00 Invited to Fill station installment party
Tier 2: 500.00-1000.00 Special Gift and Invited to Fill station installment party
Tier 3: 1000.00 or more:The fill station Plaque will have your name on it and Invited to Fill station installment party

We appreciate your contribution!

You may donate directly to Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter with your credit card or paypal account using the Donate button below.

Thank you for your support!

General meeting at Pizza Nova in Newport Beach

We will have our executive meeting on 5-4-16 at 6:15 PM and our general/mixer meeting at 7:15 PM till around 8:15 PM or so. Join us for a drink and appetizers. You can find out what our chapter is up to and how you can get involved. Pizza Nova is at 2601 Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663

Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program now accepting interns

High School and College internships for OFR program.

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers an opportunity to learn through real-world experiences: essential skills such as communication, problem solving, teamwork, project planning, and critical thinking.

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