The SFLB Chapter is announcing November nominations for Executive Committee (EC) members to lead the chapter in its efforts to protect and enjoy our ocean, waves, and beaches through activism. New EC members will help the chapter educate the local community (including City Hall) about the Breakwater, Ocean Friendly Gardens , Rise Above Plastics, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, and other Surfrider Foundation initiatives. Wonder if you’re eligible? Here’s the skinny:
The Surfrider Foundation’s Long Beach Chapter has revamped its Ocean Friendly Restaurant campaign. The campaign’s efforts are aimed at reducing plastic and Styrofoam pollution from oceans and beaches while educating the public, businesses and elected officials about the dangers of plastic and Styrofoam pollution. One way to reduce this litter load is to support food establishments that make the effort to not use plastic or Styrofoam for their take out containers.
As of Monday July 20th, 2015, the Long Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation supports a moratorium on offshore fracking in Long Beach until risks can be properly assessed and discussed with the public. We also desire comprehensive local oversight of coastal oil drilling operations in Long Beach.
There are some introduction articles in the OC Weekly and Random Lengths. Long Beach Gas & Oil created a report for the Sustainable City Commission. You can watch a video of the the presentation here. If you find a copy of the report, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The California State Assembly passed a resolution supporting breakwater awareness month. The chief sponsor was Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. A hard copy of the framed resolution was given to LB Surfrider Foundation during the paddle out on June 13th. Here’s a photo of it in all it’s awesomeness:
Supporting the resolution and present for the dedication was Assemblymember Ian Calderon of the 57th District (Whittier). Thanks so much to Patrick & Ian for this really amazing item.
If you missed the breakwater community meeting on June 25, 2015, you really missed out on the great gathering. Here is the most updated fact sheet on the breakwater feasibility study, aka East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
Join the cause to bring waves back to Long Beach! Partnering with CA Assemblymember, Patrick O’Donnell, we are holding two breakwater awareness events in June. The purpose of these events is to educate people about the Long Beach Breakwater and the upcoming feasibility study led by the Army Corps of Engineers and City of Long Beach.
CSULB student Justing Soenksen is the owner of Makai Collab is a surf apparel and photograpy company. This month, Justin invites you to his first gallery viewing at the Hellada Gallery, 117 Linden Ave., 90802. Preview his fantastic artwork on Instagram @makaicollab, on Facebook, or at www.makaicollab.net.
The gallery reception is open to the public on Sat., May 2 from 5-9pm, and will feature ocean photography, music, drinks, snacks, and a $5 raffle to support ocean conservation – win a full-size canvas print! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our SFLB chapter. See you there!