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August 2019 Meeting Minutes

Surfrider Foundation – Mendocino Chapter

Board Meeting and core group meet up

August 22, 2019

Present: Pam, Shan, Mark, Glad, John, Maxine, Marvel, Nicole, Dave

BWT: Shan has been doing the water samples. He is running low on a few supplies. Nicole and Shan will get what is needed. New folks at the county office so there was confusion about the water samples.

Youth Chapter: Glad has ten kids wanting to start a club. Paperwork has been filled out and Glad is waiting on the official welcome from Surfrider’s Youth Network Manager. The kids want to meet twice a month, once on a Friday to surf and pick up trash and once on a Saturday. The kids want to focus on surfing, beach clean-ups, Help the Kelp, and some sort of Break Free from Plastic project.

T-Shirts: Nicole found Custom Inks will do a small t-shirt run for us. She is going to come up with a design and place an order.

Our next meeting will be a beach bonfire before the weather gets bad. We can invite youth club members too. Maybe a gear swap. And maybe invite the State Parks lifeguard.

Noyo Center Talk: Nicole will be talking about the Ocean Friendly Restaurant Program at the Noyo Center. Also speaking will be the folks from Zero Waste Mendocino. Tuesday Aug 28 at 6:30

Nicole mentioned getting a rash after boogie boarding at Pine Beach. She will ask the county about possibly testing that beach. Also, Hare Creek is reportedly funky.

Jim Wood: Nicole is meeting with Jim Wood to talk about Navy Testing and other projects. It will be a walk and chat on Sept. 18 at 11 am. She invites anyone to join.

Global Climate Strike Sept 20 Nicole will have a table at the Gualala event.

International Coastal Clean Up at Ward Ave Sept 21