Santa Cruz Chapter

Clean Up Cowell’s

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After 10 consecutive years on the Beach Bummer list (Heal the Bay’s dirtiest beach list in California), Cowell Beach has been dropped off the list this year!

Surfrider Santa Cruz is a founding member of the Cowell’s Working Group, led by Save the Waves and the City of Santa Cruz, for 5 years.  

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Mission

We are stoked to see Cowell Beach off the list, but the work is not over!  We will continue to test Cowell and Main Beach weekly, and to work diligently with the Cowell’s Working Group to keep Cowell’s a safe space for locals and visitors. Nobody should get sick from surfing or spending a day at the beach!

Ways to Help

  • Spread the word! Let your friend’s and family know of this big victory!
  • Join our BWTF and help insure that Cowell’s and Main Beach are tested for water quality.
  • Take photos to document pollution and needles at Cowell’s and Main Beach. Post them on our facebook page and let everyone know on twitter with @surfridersc and #CleanUpCowells

    Trey removing 1 of 10 needles from our February beach clean up in 2013.

    Trey removing 1 of 10 needles from our February beach clean up at Cowell’s in 2013.

  • Donate to Surfrider – $20 Pays for two water tests to make sure a day at the beach is healthy & safe