Ed Oberwerser, Glad, Char, Marvel, John, Dave, Jasmine, Nicole, Leslie
-vice chair position is open.
-membership is $25 per year, dues go to Surfrider HQ.
-for Mendocino chapter to get 20% of membership fee, member must sign up on chapter website.
-data from water testing is now applied to Surfrider database.
-testing at Caspar beach, Virgin Creek, Van Damme State Park and Big River.
-Can we start testing for pesticide run off?
Hands Across the Sand Recap:
-Saturday, May 19th at MacKerricher Beach.
-Protesting for clean water solutions.
-Want to do it again next year.
Ocean-friendly restaurant campaign:
-Possibly bring examples of environmentally friendly products like those from Nexus to show restaurants.
-Find products that are comparable in price to those restaurants are already using.
-Increase or establish time limit for compliance.
Help the Kelp campaign:
-Page up on surfrider.
-Donations go to Noyo Center
-Waterman’s Alliance helping with funding urchin divers
-Rec. Diver portal: upload information about how many urchins, size, etc..
-If we see kelp or cleared forests, report to Rec. Diver portal.
-Ideas for what to do with urchins:
- Uni sale
- Urchinomics, get urchin into restaurants
- Urchin derby?
- 1st or 2nd week of august
- Van Damme state Park for location
Letters to larger agencies:
-send letters to dive shops in CA
-send letters to Surfrider HQ.
-subsurface dive shop might close
-get in contact with Sierra Club, Audubon Society.
International Surf Day:
-Beach clean up. 11 am to 1pm. Sell merchandise?
- Set date with Sheila from Noyo.
- Set donation price per bucket.
- Prices for fastest time, biggest urchin, etc.
- Liability wavers
- Check with fish and game on legalities.
- Hand out flyers