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CA Assembly Resolution on Breakwater Awareness Month

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:

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California Assembly Resolution – Breakwater Awareness Month

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.

Fact Sheet for the Breakwater Feasibility Study

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.

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Paddle Out for the Waves

Today’s Paddle Out for the Waves was the best yet.  Attendance was 163. Check out the action shot from the paddle relay race.

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Super thanks to Assemblymembers Patrick O’Donnell and Ian Calderon (District 57).

Beach Streets

Our chapter had a great time at Saturday’s Beach Streets event.  It was super cool.  Thanks councilmembers Richardson, Austin, & Uranga.  Check out the photos:

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Breakwater Awareness Month – June 2015

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.

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“Surface Tension” – Celebrate the Art of Ocean Photography

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

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!

New Partnership: I Dig LB

The Long Beach Chapter is proud to join the roster of green, community, and youth organizations to help the City and Port of Long Beach to plant 6,000 trees by 2020. Semi-weekly Installations include sidewalk cuts to reduce urban runoff. Studies have shown that planting trees off-sets CO2 emissions, provides urban cooling, reduces blight, increases property values, and encourages neighbor interaction and civic pride. Kids learn about nurturing a new plant; naming the trees is encouraged, and it’s fun to visit to watch them grow.

Starting this month, we’ll be stepping out from behind the table as a tree planting team. Join us! Optional to wear any Surfrider shirts or hats if you have them. All materials are provided, and our LB neighbors need our help. Each date is an event, with refreshments and guest sponsors. Reply to for more information. No RSVP necessary!
• Sat., 5/9, 9a-12p: Meet @ 3000 E. 3rd St. – 85 trees!
• Sat., 5/30, 9a-12p: Meet @ Chavez Park (Golden/4th) – 70 trees!
• Sat., 6/13, 9a-12p: Location TBD – 80 trees!

Student Project

Natalie Soriano from Fleming Middle School submitted her project on reconfiguring the Long Beach Breakwater.  Her teacher is Mr. Block and she’s concerned about the waves in Long Beach.  Thanks for the good work Natalie.

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Earth Day Coastal Cleanup

Come to the beach cleanup on April 18 to celebrate Earth Day !  Surfrider Foundation will be at both Junipero Ave. and 55th Place beaches 10am-12pm.

We’ll also be at the 30-minute beach cleanup at Granada Ave. beach 10-10:30am.
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Long Beach Chapter General Meeting

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