On Saturday, March 2, 11am – 12pm at 2923 E Broadway, Long Beach, 90802 we’ll be holding our bi-annual training for volunteers who want to do more than beach cleanups. This is the best way to get more involved, learn about our programs, and begin to get your hands dirty while cleaning up our ocean and beaches.
Right now we know we need the following positions filled: tabling personnell, Sink the Breakwater Presenters, Business Outreach Coordinator, Rise Above Plastics volunteers, Lobbying Coordinator.
Please RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 4, 2013 7pm at Ecco’s Pizza (2123 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA)
Our guest speaker is Pamela Manning from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, discussing the proposed county stormwater funding measure. If approved, this measure will impose a parcel fee (average of $54 a year for most residential properties) that would fund efforts to clean up stormwater that flows into the county’s waterways. The measure also impose the fee on School Districts. Details of the measure can be located here. This is quite controversial, so we expect a big showing. You can ask questions directly from the people who wrote the measure. This event is free (pizza included!) and open to the public.
Learn by doing – join us and turn a typical lawn into an Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG). We will be removing the turf grass, building healthy soil by sheet mulching (laying the materials on top to prevent sunlight from sparking re-growth of grass,) plus installing native, climate-appropriate plants and fresh mulch. (Light food and drink provided.)
When: Saturday, Feb. 2nd & 9th, 10am- 4pm
Please bring your own water bottle, gloves, any gardening tools you might have and sunscreen.
RSVP to email@example.com, so we can plan for tools and food.
Simmzy’s (5271 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA90803)
$55 per person, or $100 per couple
Participating Restaurants for Food: Fishing with Dynamite and MB Post, Pier 76 Fish Grill, Nick’s on Second, Roe, Simmzy’s, and Scratch Baked Goods
TRAY PASS: Albacore Tartar with Asian Pear, Cucumber, Sesame, Furikake; Smoked Trout with Preserved Kumquats; Beer Pairing-LA Saison from SmogCity
SALAD COURSE: Grilled Maine Lobster Salad with Avocado, Grapefruit, Green Beans and Mango; Beer Pairing-Citra Pale Ale from Bluehouse
FISH COURSE: Seared Scallop with Spaetzle, Pasilla Pepper Sauce and Pickled Mushrooms; Beer Pairing-Feminist Trippel from Monkish
MEAT COURSE: Spicy Sesame Short Rib with Crispy Rice and Brussels Sprouts; Beer Pairing- Strand Black Sand Imperial IPA from Strand
DESSERT COURSE: Salted Caramel Apple Tart; Beer Pairing- Tumbledown Shack Special Release Barleywine from Golden Road
Reservation is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for RSVP.
When: Monday, December 3 at 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Long Beach Pizza Company. 3430 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803 phone: (562) 433-0000.http://longbeachpizza.com/
Description: Meet your local Surfrider Foundation members, enjoy pizza & a beverage, & learn about our efforts to Sink the Breakwater and promote Ocean Friendly Gardens. Our Rise Above Plastics Coordinator, John Apodaca will give a presentation on the dangers of plastics in our marine environment and what folks are doing to reduce their impacts. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Our Vice Mayor Robert Garcia has a newsletter that gives a great recap and status of the Breakwater project. We’ve included the newsletter below and a link to a recent Editorial: Time to get ball rolling on breakwater. Read on…
Since joining the City Council, I have been strongly advocating for Long Beach to study Breakwater reconfiguration. We made significant progress by funding the Breakwater Reconnaissance Study, and then we even set aside $4 million to complete the next phase of the study, which was expected to cost $8 million, with the Federal government responsible for funding the remaining $4 million. Well, we never got the funding support from Congress.
However, there is now good news to report. Continue reading State of the Breakwater October 2012
When: Monday, October 1, 7 – 8:30pm