For those of you who missed our community forum of the Cowell Beach Working Group, several updates were presented. Extensive testing last year revealed that high bacteria counts do not extend far from the pier, and studies to determine sources along the wharf (looking for caffeine) do not suggest that the bacteria pollution is human related.
Morro Bay was host to significant and dramatic events yesterday, February 10, at the California Coastal Commission hearing, which decided the fate of Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester. More than 1,000 people from all around the state turned out in support of Dr. Lester’s continued tenure with the Coastal Commission and to demand a transparent and responsible process.
California’s coastal protection legacy is under attack. We need your help! A behind-the-scenes effort to terminate Dr. Charles Lester, the Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, has just come to light. All Californians need to join together, stand up for the coast, and defend the Coastal Commission leadership and independent staff. PLEASE TAKE 30 SECONDS AND HELP PROTECT OUR CA COAST HERE!
We wanted to send a HUGE thanks to the Pleasure Point Business Association for raising $2,500 for Surfrider Santa Cruz! You guys rock! What an awesome community event! Check out the pics here.
Cowell’s Beach has topped Heal the Bay’s Beach Bummer the last 5 years for high bacteria counts. The recently formed Cowell’s Working Group, led by Save The Waves Coalition, has been working diligently to identify the primary sources of bacteria and seek solutions to improve beach conditions.
Come learn about the issue and the latest progress, ask questions and find out how you can get involved at this informational meeting.
Huge thanks to Jerry Freeman and our 10 volunteers who removed 107 pounds of trash and 19 pounds of recyclables from Mitchell’s Cove on Saturday! We are SOOOO stoked to welcome Jerry to his new role as our beach clean up coordinator! Give him a big thanks the next time you see him!