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Weekly Report - August 11

Victory!! // Martins Beach

Catch yourself up on Surfrider's latest victory! - Appeals Court Reaffirms Win, Access to Martins Beach

Reaffirming a 2014 ruling by the San Mateo County Superior Court, the appeals court judges ordered Khosla to open the gates immediately.

“This is one of the most important issues of the day,” said Joe Cotchett, an attorney for the Surfrider Foundation, an environmental group that filed the lawsuit. “Can wealthy individuals buy up our beautiful beaches and say screw you, you can’t walk to the water any more?” More in the Mercury News, here.

News Article // Diversity in Surfing

Check out this article in Surfer on the Bay Area's Brown Girl Surf.

Action Alert // NOAA's Budget

As long as they keep trying to diminish that which we love, we will fight. These wonky-sounding organizations do such important work. Let's not let them be undone.

Coastal Zone Management, Climate Research, Fisheries Management and other core ocean and coastal programs are essential to ocean conservation. But funds for these programs are at risk of being cut.

All of us who support and benefit from the NOAA efforts can play a role in defending this important work. Please call your Senate and House representatives in Washington D.C. and ask them to support critical funding for NOAA to manage our coasts and monitor weather, including climate change. #TheMoreYouNOAA

More in the coastal blog, here.

Action Alert // Marine Sanctuaries

The comment period has been extended till August 15 – which is only a week away! Please help save our sanctuaries! More, here, on KCBX public radio.