On a beautiful day in Capitola, 34 volunteers joined us for our beach cleanup in March! On one of the cleanest beaches in Santa Cruz, they still were able to remove 9.7 lbs of trash, 1.1 lbs of recycling, and several hundred cigarette butts from entering our sanctuary. Thank you again to Dharma’s Yoga Verve Coffee Roasters, The Bagelry for hooking us up!
We wanted to send a huge thanks to everyone who helped with our first Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) project in Santa Cruz! In a two part series, we welcomed volunteers in the first phase to help with the initial planting, and with the second phase Surfrider welcomed Utah university students, who came to SC to participate in our OFG program.
We were super stoked to table an awesome event with Save The Waves for an intimate evening of discussion on the topics of the social impact of surfing on women’s empowerment with Easkey Britton, PhD, guest speakers, and a panel of local female big wave surfers.
The evening included a film short by Farhana Huq / Brown Girl Surf, “Surfing Possibility: The surfer girls of India”, and a sneak peek at the new trailer for “It Ain’t Pretty, A film about women who surf Ocean Beach” by Dayla Soul.
You, your family and friends are invited to learn about the proposed SANTA CRUZ REDWOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT at this CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF EVENT, featuring Congresswoman ANNA ESHOO and former Secretary of the Interior BRUCE BABBITT at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz.
Representatives of the Bureau of Land Management, other California communities that have recently established National Monuments, and members of the local Citizens Campaign Committee will also be speaking.
Santa Cruz has the opportunity to have President Obama and Congress designate 5800 acres of our Coast Dairies property – North of Wilder Ranch State Park, and South of Swanton, into a permanently protected, and publicly accessible NATIONAL MONUMENT. Come learn about the property, the process and how we can work together to convince our national leaders to designate Coast Dairies as the SANTA CRUZ REDWOODS NATIONAL MONUMENT. Event Link
We love the Rain! The forecast is showing rain tomorrow, and we will be cancelling the clean up. Don’t worry, we will still be having free yoga and bagels at March’s beach clean up. We will look into make up dates to get an extra clean up in! https://www.facebook.com/events/800393676663067/
It’s official! Not only will there be a FREE yoga before our next cleanup, but there will be complementary bagels from The Bagelry! Be at Cowell’s beach on February 7th for the cleanup. The yoga class starts at 9:30am and the cleanup starts at 11am. Spread the word! RSVP (optional)