Know Your H2O
Learn about where your future water supplies may be coming from. Inform yourself about the proposed desal plant for Santa Cruz and Soquel Creek Water Districts.
Desalination vs. Alternatives
A Subject for Debate
Presented by the League of Women Voters Santa Cruz County
Teams from SCWD2 Desalination Program
Santa Cruz Desal Alternatives
square off in an interactive debate of the issues surrounding the proposed desalination project.
Thursday April 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
First Congregational Church 900 High St., Santa Cruz CA
Doors open at 6:15pm. Parking is available in the church parking lot, the adjacent school and on the street.
Flyer: Desal Debate
This is an open invite to grab a beverage or delicious food and hang-out with the Surfrider crew and friends. Want to kick it around with a bunch of ocean-minded folks? Want to propose or discuss a project? SURFRIDER IS YOU! you know.
Join Surfrider for our monthly get together on the second Tuesday of every month. We’ve decided to change it up a bit and make our monthly get togethers a mixture of informational meetings and social events.
Aloha Island Grille
1700 Portola Drive (Portola and 17th Ave)
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4917
Tuesday, April 12th
- Live music from Ashley LLoyd
- Find out about what Surfrider’s been up to and how you can get involved.
- A FREE beer (or soda) for members.
- And another FREE beer (or soda) if you bring someone who becomes a member that night.
- 10% of the proceeds for all food/beverages go to support the Santa Cruz chapter.
TGIF everybody! Just a reminder- Surfrider is not hosting a beach cleanup tomorrow, even though it’s the first Saturday of the month. We’re doing the April cleanup on the 16th to coincide with Santa Cruz’s Earth Day celebration. Feel free to show your beaches some love anyway!
March 22 is World Water Day. Founded in 1993 by the United Nations, this global observance highlights the need for the care and management of the world’s water resources. This year’s theme, “Urban Water Usage,” highlights the ongoing challenges we face as urban populations continue to grow.
The good news is that we can all reduce our water footprint by making small changes in our daily routines like fixing leaks, taking shorter showers, washing only full loads and planting climate adapted plants. Not only will these actions help keep our oceans, waves and beaches clean, they could potentially save us hundreds of dollars each year.
On World Water Day, the Surfrider Foundation is calling upon people to reduce their water footprint and share their water-saving tips by posting a photo at http://wwd.surfrider.org. In addition to inspiring people to make small changes in their daily lives that will impact our coastal water quality, the website will provide people with a variety ideas as to how they can do something, no matter where they live that will ultimately affect our coastal water quality.
Additionally, the Surfrider Foundation will host a one-day World Water Day membership and donation special on March 22nd where supporters can join or renew their membership, or make a donation and receive a limited-edition reusable World Water Day bottle.
Become a volunteer with Surfrider Santa Cruz!
Join us for our March Meeting, where we will be training (and refreshing) volunteers in our core programs.
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 @ 7pm
Coffee and Dessert will be served.
O’Neill Sea Odyssey Classroom
(Santa Cruz Harbor)
2222 East Cliff Drive, Suite 222
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
When: Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, 7-8:30pm
Where: Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 9506
Come meet the newly elected leaders of the Santa Cruz Chapter. They are a really cool bunch of folks that really care about our ocean and our community.
- Find out about the different things that Surfrider does, from beach cleanups to working with local leaders to educating our children.
- Learn about how you can become involved
- Bring a concern to the table that you think Surfrider could get involved with. You could even lead the charge!
- Come meet some fun people to go surfing with!
There’s lots to do! We look forward to seeing you there!
Our Chapter Election and Swellebration Event held at the El Palomar on December 14th was a great way to end the year. Everybody had a good time, and for those of you who missed it, here is a little wrap-up.
Donation: Representatives from Big Stick Surfing Association generously presented our chapter with a check for $1000.00. We truly appreciate their support, especially in these hard financial times.
Awards: Awards were presented to Sarah Mansergh and Cheryl Fergeson for outstanding volunteer work. An award was presented to Supervisor John Leopold for his support of our chapter’s effort to get temporary stairs put in at the hook during the seawall construction. Moe’s Alley will also be getting an award for their outstanding fund raising support.
Election: The nominees for each election position gave a brief speech, then we voted. The results are:
Chair: Dustin Macdonald
Co-Vice Chair: Tristan Kass
Treasurer: Mike Braswell
Secretary: Reez Aikawa
Lab Coordinator: Jon LaRiviere
Congratulations to the new chapter officers, and welcome aboard to the enthusiastic new members who joined Surfrider Foundation at the event.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
El Palomar Restaurant Banquet Room
1344 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
Join us for one of our most fun events of the year, our Chapter Election and Swellebration. We will provide delicious El Palomar appetizers and the first round of adult beverages. All you have to do is vote for chapter chair, co-vice chair, treasurer, and secretary…then swellebrate! After the voting, we will be honoring key volunteers and chapter activists and have raffle drawings for prizes.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND. Not a member, no problem. We will have membership forms there. Just bring a check for $25.00. What a deal.
Our current nominees are:
Chair: Dustin Macdonald, current co-vice chair and former chair
Co-vice chair: Tristan Kass, currently co-volunteer coordinator
Treasurer: Mike Braswell
Secretary: Reez Aikawa, Surfrider member and volunteer for several years. Has also volunteered for Amnesty International, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Brook Knoll Elementary, and the SV Cub Scouts. She loves surfing and various styles of dance.
Lab Coordinator: Jon LaRiviere, currently working on PhD in Oceanography at UCSC. 10 years of experience with environmental and ocean science.
We will be accepting nominations until the evening of the vote. You must be a member to be a nominee.