Our Rise above Plastics team is ramping up for an eventful summer. To sign the petition to use a reusable bag instead of a single use plastic bag click here. Need more information before you sign? There is plenty of information on the internet that shows the problems with the unsustainable use of the single use plastic bag and all of the public money spent on cleaning them up. You can see what we say about it here
We will be at the Huntington Beach side of the Santa Ana River Jetties in August through December on the 1st Saturday of each month. If you want to do a cleanup around that time just show up or for groups over 10 contact our volunteer coordinator (address is below). Enter at Magnolia entrance and tell the gate guard you are there for the Surfrider Foundation Newport Beach Chapter cleanup. If you are under the age of 18 and not with your parent/guardian you will need to have a waiver signed by your parent/guardian and bring it with you on the day of the event. All others can sign in at the event. A waiver form can be found on this site under the beach cleanup tab. For questions on volunteering please email Michelle at email@example.com
Interested in cleaning up the harbor or back bay. Contact Darrel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Earth Day Cleanup was a big success. We will have details and pictures up soon
Coming up for Earth Day we will be partnering up with the Orange County Public Works and Watershed Authority to clean up inside the Santa Ana River Channel by the Talbert overcross in Fountain Valley. From there we will shuttle or walk down about 1/4 a mile and pick up as much litter as possible.
Were hoping to get 500 people in there on that day. Sign in is at 8:30 we will cleanup from 9 to 12 noon. We supply bags, gloves, water, and porta potties. You just need to bring your personal items like sunscreen and extra layers of clothing. If you are under the age of 18 contact us for a waiver, otherwise you can sign in at the event. We currently have 102 people signed up so 398 spots are available. Do you have a company that wants recognition for contributing to Earth Day? Do you have a suggestion for us to fill to capacity? Contact us at email@example.com.
We thank you and the Ocean will thank you as well.
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.
This is a past event where the public was asked to join us to find out more about the proposed Newport Banning Ranch Development. We heard a presentation from the Newport Banning Land Trust and updates from the Banning Ranch Conservancy.
Newport Banning Land Trust is a local non-profit environmental organization that is the intended recipient of over 250 acres of the Natural Open Space Preserve as part of Newport Banning Ranch. The group has a mission to preserve and enhance the natural values of the land with goals to; ensure it’s open space is enjoyed by future generations, to create a natural reserve, and to provide public access and outdoor recreation activity.
Robyn Vettraino gave us an overview of the water quality and public access issues plaguing the Newport Banning Ranch site and heard about the mission to solve them.
The Banning Ranch Conservancy, a Sec. 501(c)(3) non-profit conservancy, is dedicated to the preservation, acquisition, conservation, and maintenance of the entire Banning Ranch as a permanent public open space, park and coastal nature preserve.
Steve Ray will gave an update on the Banning Ranch Conservancy actions and lawsuits as well as fundraising.
1st Saturday of the month Beach Cleanups 9 AM until 11 AM on both sides of the Santa Ana River Jetty. We will meet on the Huntington Beach side of the River Jetties. Enter the State Park at Magnolia and ask the gate guard where we are. They will let you in and tell you how to go to the end of the parking lot which is south of Brookhurst street gate (but that gate is only open in the summer). Participants under the age of 18 need to have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. For waivers go to https://newportbeach.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups or request one from firstname.lastname@example.org
We supply the gloves and bags. You just come down with personal items like sunblock, extra layer of clothing, etc.
So until July the dates look like this.
February 1 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
March 1 at 9-1:00 PM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
April 5 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
May 3 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
June 7 at 9-11 AM at Huntington Beach State Park Tower 2
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 email@example.com 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.