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Breakwater Study Meetings in April

Public meetings will be held in April for the San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.  The meetings will be lead by staff from US Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Long Beach.  If you want to provide input to the process it is recommended that you attend both meetings as the process is quite complex.  Here are the details.

April 7 Thursday, 4-6PM.  Breakwater study kickoff & background introduction meeting by City of LB & Army Corps, Bixby Park Community Center at 1st & Cherry.

April 18, Monday, 3:30 – 6:30PM.  Breakwater study scoping & alternatives meeting by City & Army Corps (Invitation Only).

For more information contact chair@lbsurfrider.org.

Breakwater Article by Surfline

“Robert Palmer, a Long Beach local and longtime member of Surfrider, hopes that the waves will return but also notes that the environmental concerns are just as important.” See the entire article at Surfline.

3 Year Feasibility Study Agreement Signed

Articles on the signing of the San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study (i.e. Breakwater study) are at the LBPost and the Press Telegram.

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Feasibility Study Signing Ceremony

The City of Long Beach will be signing an agreement for the East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study with the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Where: Alamitos Beach access road, where the west end of the bike path meets the Shoreline Marina parking lot.  Ylber Street, LB 90802 on Google Maps.

When: 2:45 – 3:45PM, Wednesday January 20th.

 

Year End Community Meeting Pics

4th District Councilman Daryl Supernaw telling it like it is on the Breakwater.

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Awesome, the guy who originally thought of reconfiguring the LB Breakwater to bring back waves (Bill Hillburg) talking to Diana Tang, the person leading point on Long Beach’s San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.

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Year-End Community Meeting

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Chapter General Election 2015

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:

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Ocean Friendly Restaurants

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.

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Position on Fracking

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 chair@lbsurfrider.org.

Before & After the Breakwater

Here’s an image of what Long Beach could look like with restoration of the wave driven ecosystem.  The image was created by the Zell Office of Landscape Architecture for the Surfrider Foundation Long Beach Chapter

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