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Weekly Update - September 15

Event Update // International Coastal Cleanup Day

Tomorrow is #InternationalCoastalCleanupDay! Find a cleanup near you and help preserve #CleanWaterHealthyBeaches across the world. More info here.

Legislation Update // Action Alert SB 5

Please share – and join us in reaching out to Assemblywoman Catharine BakerAssemblymember Jim CooperAssemblymember Jim FrazierAssemblymember Adam GrayAssemblymember Adrin NazarianAssemblymember Sebastian Ridley-ThomasOffice of Assemblymember Rudy Salas and Assemblymember Phil Ting for support on #SB5!

SB 5 would provide funding to the State Coastal Conservancy and Ocean Protection Council to build upon past successful investments in our ocean and coast, including restored wetlands, enhanced ocean water quality, stronger commercial fisheries and improved California’s resilience to rising seas.

Coastal Commission Update // Appointments

Congratulations to Sara Aminzadeh, our newest California Coastal Commissioner! Read her bio here.

Desal Update // Huntington Beach 

Mark your calendars! Southern California activists are needed at the upcoming State Lands Commission on Thursday, October 19 to #SayNoToPoseidon and their billion dollar boondoggle desalination plant proposal. RSVP here.

Disaster Update // Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of these powerful and destructive storms, we are saddened by the loss of life and the human suffering they have created, but also heartened by the massive volunteer and professional humanitarian response.

Directing your financial support and donations wisely is critical to ensure that the resources are most efficiently deployed to those in need.

During the days and weeks ahead we are employing Surfrider’s network of on-the-ground community members, surfers, colleagues, and friends to help direct aid to the most effective locally-based organizations we can find.

We invite you to support their important work.