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February 24, 2015

Cowell Beach Survey – Free Surfrider Shirt!

Do you have an opinion about the cleanliness of Cowell Beach? Want to win a  Surfrider Foundation t-shirt? Go to their Facebook Page or contact jgrasso@ucsc.edu to reserve a space in our live panel on 6 -7pm on Thursday, February 26th at UCSC’s McHenry library. Or you could sign up for our online panel conducted via chatroom at 6 -7pm on Friday the 27th. Free Surfrider t-shirts to all participants in the live panel! Contact jgrasso@ucsc.edu if you have any questions. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/cowellbeachlivepanel
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February 10, 2015

Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument Campaign Kick-off

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
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February 6, 2015

Feb Beach Clean Cancelled Due To Storm

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/

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February 2, 2015

Free Yoga and Bagels – Feb Beach Clean Up at Cowells

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)


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January 29, 2015

Clean Up Cowells Update

Cowell’s has spent five consecutive years on the Beach Bummer list. Here are some of the most recent updates from our efforts to Clean Up Cowells.
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January 28, 2015

Martin’s Beach Update

Release Date: Jan 27th – San Mateo County, CA –  Recently, concerns have been raised that the Sheriff’s Office will be making arrests or issuing citations for trespass at Martin’s Beach solely based on an allegation by the property owner that a member of the public is accessing the beach.  The purpose of this press release is to reassure the public that the Sheriff’s will not do so.  Read the full report below:
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January 28, 2015

Surfrider On Off The Lip Radio Show!

If you missed last night’s Off The Lip Radio Show you can check it out here! http://offthelipradio.com/podcast/2015/1/28/otl100-oneill-sea-odyssey-and-surfrider-foundation-santa-cruz
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A backhoe loader is used to dig a channel from the Neary Lagoon Stormwater Outflow to the Monterey Bay at Cowell Beach last year. A working group studying contamination at Cowells considers the lagoon a potential source of bacteria. (Dan Coyro -- Santa Cruz Sentinel file)
January 24, 2015

Panel tackles Contamination at Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach

SANTA CRUZ  (Story via Santa Cruz Sentinel)>> City and county officials who have teamed up with environmental experts to identify sources of persistent seasonal contamination at one of Santa Cruz’s busiest beaches hope to reduce spikes in bacteria and grow public awareness about causes and health risks.
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