April 29, 2010

Beach Monitoring Results

Bacteria levels have been found to be above acceptable levels for both Virgin Creek and Hare Creek. Surfing is not advised! Due to budget cuts, signs will not be posted at these beaches, so please pass this information on to those who could be affected.

April 15, 2010

Offshore drilling community forum

You’re invited to join the Surfrider Foundation and Environment California to learn more about the threat of offshore oil drilling and why it’s not the answer!  We are hosting community meetings around the state of California to discuss the threat of offshore oil drilling and what can be done to safeguard local communities.

For decades, our coasts were protected from offshore oil drilling, but in 2008 the Bush Administration and Congress allowed a ban on oil drilling to expire.  Now, decision makers at the state and federal level are examining ways to open up our coasts to offshore oil drilling.

To make matters worse, Assemblymember Chuck DeVore (R- Irvine) has introduced dangerous legislation that would put California’s precious coastline in harms way. His “proposed plan” would consider bids for new oil leases within California’s waters (within 3 miles of the coast).   We can’t allow this to happen! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend our community forum and learn what is being done to keep our coasts safe.

COMMUNITY FORUM INFORMATION

**All forums will be held from 7pm-8pm**

Monterey: Monday–April 19, 2010
Monterey Institute of International Studies– McCone Building at Irvine Auditorium: 499 Pierce St Monterey, CA 93940

Santa Cruz: Tuesday–April 20, 2010
First Congregational Church: 900 High Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

San Francisco: Wednesday–April 21, 2010
Sports Basement: 1590 Bryant St San Francisco, CA 94103

To learn more about Surfrider’s Not The Answer campaign visit: www.NotTheAnswer.org or email: Ssekich@surfrider.org

April 3, 2010

A random moment in the sun