March 1, 2010

Next Surfrider Santa Cruz General Meeting

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Capitola Community Center
Room A
4400 Jage Street
Capitola
7:00-8:30 PM

What’s on the agenda for the meeting?

  • State Parks Advocacy Day (3/5)
  • November 2010 Parks Initiative which would provide a reliable source of funding for our state parks
  • Earth Day
  • Plastic Bag Ban
  • Med Fly Surfrider Benefit Concert
  • International Surfing Day

Please come and join us. We have many great events and campaigns in the works and we need volunteer help.

February 1, 2010

GENERAL MEETING TOPIC: Rise Above Plastics!

When/Where:
Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 7:00 PM
2222 East Cliff Drive,
in the O’Neill Sea Odyssey Meeting Room

Chapter Chair Rich Ferdinand says we will focus the discussion on how best to advocate for single-use plastic bag bans around our area. Any ideas about how to develop interest in this issue in local city councils or city staff?

And BTW, do you know about the Surfrider Foundation’s “RISE ABOVE PLASTICS PLEDGE?” Wanna get serious about this and make a personal commitment? Sign the RAP pledge and join the campaign!

December 10, 2009

The King of Surf Guitar Returns!!!

Join us and Dick Dale at Moe’s Ally for a Surfrider Benifit Concert!

When: Sunday, December 20th at 7pm

Where: Moe’s Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz
Cost: $20/26 (21+ and over show)

WWW.MOESALLY.COM

See you there!!

November 10, 2009

Here’s a Guide to Gardening for Cleaner Waves and Coasts

When: Saturday November 21, 2009
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:
NEW GARDEN NURSERY and LANDSCAPING
2440 Mattison Lane, Santa Cruz

LOVE THE OCEAN? LOVE TO GARDEN?

Combine your two loves and learn how to make your gardens more ocean-friendly.

Attend a FREE Ocean Friendly Gardens Workshop and learn how!

Ocean Friendly Gardens is a Surfrider Foundation Project promoted primarily in Southern California. Why not bring it up-coast to Santa Cruz and Monterrey Bay?

CONSERVATION: water; fertilizers; pesticides, landscape design…PERMEABILITY: slow and hold water….
RETENTION: strategies to help landscapes collect water..

We’ll have a smiling crew of UCSC students out there to show you what this project is all about. Tell them “THANKS for BEING SO ENVIRONMENT ACTIVE!” Someone has to do it, right?

Surfrider, Santa Cruz, plans to be there, so we hope to see YOU, too!

NEW GARDEN NURSERY and LANDSCAPING
2440 Mattison Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
831-462-1610
www.NewGardenLandscaping.com

November 6, 2009

Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter December Luau

When: Tuesday, Dec. 8th at 7pm
Where: Hula’s Island Grill, 221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz
Why: Wine tasting, pupus, and merry-making
Special notes: Hawaiian-themed attire and leis are encouraged

Please join the Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter for its regularly scheduled monthly gathering. This month, we invite all of our dues-paying members to join us for a laid-back luau at Hula’s to enjoy FREE wine tasting (complimentary of Barefoot Winery)FREE appetizers, and good company. (Wine tasters must be 21 and over) Did we mention this year is Surfrider Foundation’s 25th Anniversary?! Let’s celebrate!

Not a member? Don’t worry- you can join on-the-spot at the luau! This is the perfect opportunity to join or renew your membership. Regular membership is $25 for the year. By becoming a member you not only help to support Surfrider Foundation’s work to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves and beaches, but you also receive 1 year’s worth (6 issues) of Surfrider’s award-winning publication Making Waves, a Surfrider membership sticker, discounts at a growing number of retailers and restaurants, and you become an official member of your local Santa Cruz chapter. As an added bonus, if you join at the luau, you will receive a FREEbeach-in-a-bag welcome gift. You can join in advance by visitingwww.surfrider.org/join

Get there early…there are limited supplies of wine and appetizers, so when it’s gone–it’s gone! RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. Please note that an RSVP does not count as a reservation. RSVPs can be made to sdamron@surfrider.org

See you there!

October 20, 2009

SUPPORT A PLASTIC-BAG BAN IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY!

AND THIS JUST IN: PLASTIC BAG and PAPER BAG BAN IN SC COUNTY? HERE’S YOUR FIRST CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT!

OK, we just learned that the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will consider directing staff to research and draft a county-wide ban on one-time-use plastic bags and to find a way to reduce the use of one-time use paper bags, too! AT SURFRIDER, YOU GOTTA KNOW WE WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, BECAUSE WE SUPPORT ACTIONS THAT TEND TO REDUCE MARINE and ENVIRONMENTAL LITTER! We will check-out the actual ordinance after it is written and will decide whether we can support it as is or need to comment further.

BUT RIGHT NOW: We urge you to speak out by email or phone call and let the BOS’s know you are in favor of them taking action on this important issue. BELOW, YOU’LL FIND A SAMPLE LETTER YOU CAN CUT and PASTE INTO AN EMAIL, similar to the one we sent as a Chapter….and individual Supervisor’s email addys, too, as displayed on the county website.

PLEASE, GET ACTIVE ON THIS ISSUE! The BOS are scheduled to meet on November 3rd.

Download a Sample Letter (.doc)

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