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November 17, 2015

Corporate Clean Up: Varian Medical Systems

A Big Thank You to Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto for coming out today and removing 20.4lbs of garbage, 4 lbs recycles, and 513 butts off Twin Lakes Beach!! Thank you to our wonderful Treasurer Sheridan for hosting the group!


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November 17, 2015

November Beach Clean Up Results

Huge belated thanks to all of our volunteers who removed 85 pounds of trash and 5 lbs of recycling! Thanky you Jim Littlefield for leading the clean up! Jim has held many titles within the chapter, and been to hundreds of cleanups over the years! Thanks for leading on this front! Big shout out to Tom for being a rockstar as usual also!
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November 17, 2015

Santa Cruz Children’s School Field Trip

Huge thanks to Santa Cruz Children’s School for a great beach clean up and water sampling at Twin Lakes beach several weeks ago! Thank you Sarah and Amber for leading the field trip!


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November 17, 2015

O’Neill Cold Water Classic

We were super stoked to table the Cold Water Classic this year! Huge thanks to Amber, Audrey, and all of our volunteers at this event!
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October 14, 2015

Save Our Surf Celebration

It’s amazing how wonderful the outcome is when people passionate about the same thing come together and unite! Celebrating a 20 year partnership with Couch Distributing, Surfrider Santa Cruz and iHeartMedia hosted over 100 volunteers for a beach clean up on Seabright Beach this past Saturday. The collaboration made it possible for us to have free food (provided by Shoppers Corner and Surfrider), drinks (beer provided by Couch), a DJ (Showbiz), and two live bands (with an energetic set from Tingly and Aloha feel from The Wave Tones).


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September 3, 2015

Save Our Surf Celebration

NOTE: Event is by the Whale Entrance at Seabright!

For the past 20 consecutive summers, Couch Distributing (Watsonville, CA) has committed to raising $10,000 annually to support  the Surfrider Foundation Santa Cruz Chapter’s’s projects and campaigns through the annual Save Our Surf program.
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September 3, 2015

Annual Coastal Cleanup

Join us as Surfrider’s hosts our usual spot at Moran Lake Beach for the Annual Coastal Cleanup, is the world’s largest volunteer effort for the ocean. The clean up is from 9-12, on Saturday, September 19th. Every year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers remove millions of pounds of trash from beaches across the globe. The more hands we have helping, the more pollution we can prevent from entering our beautiful ocean and endangering marine wildlife. Last year, our community of volunteers managed to remove 24,379 pounds of debris. That’s equivalent to 37 adult male sea lions! We hope to see you there! RSVP here (optional)
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September 3, 2015

Water Supply for Santa Cruz: The Future

As we wind down from our latest summer season of drought we, as a community, need to pat ourselves on the back. We not only met the challenge laid out for us by the state and the city for water savings but we exceeded them to the tune of 31.5% average savings for June and July. The responsiveness of our community has allowed us to weather this extended drought but looking forward we want to be able to take on future challenges that arise, like climate change and flows for fish habitat.
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