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updated: Aug 07, 2010, 8:50 AM
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research, and education. Represented by over 50,000 members and 60 local chapters in the U.S., Surfrider Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2009.
Since its founding in 1992, the all-volunteer Santa Barbara chapter of Surfrider has protected the public's right to unfettered beach access, been a leader in local ocean water quality issues, and regularly sponsored beach clean-ups from Rincon Point to Goleta. One of its outstanding contributions to the Santa Barbara community has been strong advocacy for the protection and preservation of threatened coastal lands. Surfrider Santa Barbara played a pivotal role in the campaigns to preserve the Carpinteria Bluffs, Hammonds Meadows and the Hammonds Meadow beach access trail, and contributed to the effort to preserve the Wilcox property near Hendry's Beach. The Santa Barbara chapter has also waged an 18-year campaign to preserve the Gaviota Coast, including blocking plans for a golf course, stalling development of the Santa Barbara Ranch (aka "Naples"), and challenging an illegal water district annexation for development of another Gaviota Coast parcel. Its long-term goal is the permanent preservation of the Gaviota Coast, southern California's last remaining stretch of undeveloped rural coastline, for future generations.
To sign the Petition to Preserve the Gaviota Coastline click here.
For more information visit the Surfrider website or contact email@example.com
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