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Hey everyone!

Have you been keeping up with our Protect and Enjoy –
? Get the latest scoop on Surfrider efforts in

We had a busy Coastal
Commission meeting in September in Newport Beach
– read the update on ActCoastal. We were able to
block riprap in a marine protected area at Gaviota State Beach, improve a
wastewater pipe project in Cayucos and weigh in on ways the Coastal Commission
can improve transparency and public opportunities for participation.

We’d also like to announce that the Santa Ana Regional Water Board’s October 25 public workshop on the
proposed Poseidon Huntington Beach desalination plant is canceled. The Water
Board is delayed again and will not be releasing their tentative order until
November or possibly later.

We’re gearing up for a busy October Coastal Commission
meeting in Chula Vista. The City of Del Mar is updating their local coastal program
for sea level rise, the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant decommissioning
activities will be heard and we’ll give an update on the latest with the
Carlsbad desalination plant.

In good news, AB 65 to promote living shorelines and natural coastal adaptation passed and was recently signed by the governor! “Without proactive planning, sea level rise will be the greatest environmental and economic catastrophe to hit California. AB 65 ensures investment in strategies most likely to mitigate the harm we’re facing. By prioritizing green infrastructure, and protection and restoration of our natural ecosystems, Assemblymember Petrie-Norris is giving those who depend on California’s coast new and specific hope for the future.” – Surfrider Foundation's California Policy Manager Jennifer Savage

In bad news, the UN released a dire report for our coast and oceans last week. And while the bad news is clear - there's still hope. Read about all the ways in which Surfrider and our vast activist network are engaging to save our ocean – and planet!

Finally, make sure you check out our latest call to action - we need to send a clear message to the PUC that we won't allow them to roll back our clean water and marine life protection laws.