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October Report: Clean Water, Oil Spills, Sea Level Rise and Seawalls

Happy Fall, Surfriders!

California policy staff and chapter volunteers continue to work diligently on some of our key campaigns. Updates, news and some exciting victories below!

Clean Border Water Now // In the news!

The San Diego Union Tribune covered Surfrider's water quality monitoring efforts. “It’s just kind of sad that we have this awesome natural resource that we don’t get to use.” -  Imperial Beach High School students monitor water pollution north of Tijuana

Land and Water Conservation Fund // New Blog

We know, there's a lot to take care of! But land and water are too important to stay silent about. Take a moment to check out our most recent blog on the Land and Water Conservation Fund and find out what you can do.

NO New Offshore Drilling // News and Take Action!

A recent article in the Washington Post reports on a 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico -a good reminder to call your representatives and ask them to say NO to new offshore oil drilling!…/find-your-representative

Offshore Wind // In the media

Curious about all the offshore wind talk? Here's an excellent overview of what's planned for California's offshore waters.

Surf Conference at SDSU // Call for Proposals!

Mark your calendars, submit a proposal – "Impact Zones and Liminal Spaces" is coming to San Diego State University next year.

Sea Level Rise // New plan for OC and LA!

"The plan aims to more than double the 1,600 acres of inter-tidal wetlands in Orange and Los Angeles counties." Yes! Check it out!!

ActCoastal // October Hearing Report and Victories!

  • A seawall for beach access and saving our coast - this time in Solana Beach!
  • And more good news from Solana Beach - In a win for beach access and coastal preservation, the California Court of Appeal for the 4th Appellate District issued a ruling in favor of the California Coastal Commission (“Commission”), City of Solana Beach and Surfrider Foundation, a mere week after hearing the case. Full blog here!
  • Media outlets publish an expose on progressive sea level rise planning in Imperial Beach, "...very little has been done by coastal cities to confront this slow-moving catastrophe. That is what makes Imperial Beach so interesting. Here, at the southernmost beach town in California, in an obscure corner of the United States, one small city is asking: What if we just got out of nature’s way?"
  • ActCoastal's October hearing report was recently published. And boy was it a busy meeting! Check out the vote charts and some great victories - here!