The Surfrider Foundation announced that it has partnered with Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to host a special member appreciation weekend. From Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th, Mammoth Mountain will offer a 25% discount on daily lift tickets to every adult skier or boarder who presents a valid Surfrider Foundation membership card.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Mammoth Mountain in helping to say 'Thank you!' to our valued members," says Matt McClain, Surfrider Foundation's Director of Marketing and Communications.
With over 400+ inches of snowfall to date, Mammoth Mountain is experiencing one of the best seasons in the resort's history. In addition to providing a thrilling playground for skiers and snowboarders, the Eastern Sierra is one of the principle water sources for Southern California.
"A lot of the same snow that we ski and ride on during the winter, eventually makes its way into the ocean we surf in during the spring and summer," says McClain.
In effort to support our coastal environments Mammoth Mountain is also donating $5 for every Surfrider Foundation ticket sold back to the Foundation.
"The Surfrider Foundation is an outstanding organization doing important work," says Mark Clausen, Chief Financial Officer for Mammoth Mountain. "Hopefully this event will inspire even more people to join in the effort to protect our oceans and beaches."
To find out more about Mammoth Mountain's Surfrider Foundation Weekend, visit www.surfrider.org.
Current mood:stokedThis Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 the CA State Water Board will vote on the proposed septic ban in Malibu's Civic Center area and FINALLY getting us one step closer to improved water quality at Surfrider Beach.
Below you will find video clips that will provide you with more information on the issue.
Please SIGN OUR PETITION for Clean Water At The 'Bu TODAY!
11-21-08 video of raw sewage bubbling up at Malibu Shopping Center:
Nov 2009 - ABC7 Local coverage on "costly" Septic Prohibition where the City of Malibu pleads POVERTY! Important Note, Legacy Park WILL NOT include a wastewater facility as reported in this video clip. It will have to be constructed on a separate property with a completely separate approval process.
Dec 2009 - FOX News covers Malibu's "Dirty Secret":
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Dec 2009 - On Malibu Prohibition and Inteview with Ken Seino:
Interview with Jim Thorsen, City of Malibu, City Manager:
Musicians Mick Kelleher and Todd Hannigan sing a song in support of Clean Water At The 'Bu:
Greetings Surfrider Foundation members and supporters! My name is Nancy Hastings, and I am the Southern CA Field Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation. My job is to help provide all of the volunteers in Southern California with training, support, and resources needed to accomplish Surfrider Foundation's mission... the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
In 1995 I attended my very first Surfrider Foundation meeting in Malibu, and wouldn't you know... the Chapter Chair quit that night! I agreed to take over that position, and drove home wondering what I had just gotten myself into! Happy to report that 15 years of volunteering later... and 7 years as paid full time staff managing the Chapters in Southern California, being a part of Surfrider Foundation has been an incredibly rewarding experience.
Now I am asking for your support to help me become the TOP IRON SURFER, by recruiting the most new members for Surfrider Foundation between now and the end of October, 2010. Please click on the Iron Surfer image below and JOIN SURFRIDER today!
We've been working super hard to fight for clean water, clean beaches, and safe open access to the beach since 1984. We have reduced the discharge from the Tapia Wastewater Facility into Malibu Creek, we stopped the TCA from building a massive tollroad near Trestles, we have fought and stopped countless seawalls in San Diego County, smoking is now prohibited on all of LA County Beaches, and we're currently working hard to raise awareness on the need to reduce single use plastics (bags, bottles) to reduce plastic pollution on our beaches and in the ocean.
Thanks so much for joining Surfrider today!
Southern CA Field Coordinator
We need YOU to take action and come support your local Surfrider Chapter in their work to protect YOUR local ocean, waves, and beaches. Check out all the awesome stuff going on in June!
TOP ACTION ALERTS IN SOCAL:
** Rise Above Plastic - Support AB 1998 - to support new legislation to reduce plastic bag litter.
1. Environment California - http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/action/oceans/bag-ban?id4=es
2. Heal The Bay - http://www.healthebay.org/actionalerts/ab1998/default.asp
** Petition to Preserve The Gaviota Coast - http://action.surfrider.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1629
** Oil Drilling - Action Alert - http://action.surfrider.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1727
6/1 - Ventura - EC - Foster Library - 7pm
6/7 - Long Beach - Chapter meeting and Annual Elections - Ecco's Pizza - 7pm
6/8 - South OC - EC - Cannon's Restaurant, Dana Point - 6:30pm
6/8 - San Diego - Rise Above Plastics subcommittee meeting - 6:30pm
6/9 - South Bay - EC - El Segundo Library - 7pm
6/10 - Santa Barbara - EC - Watershed Resource Blg - 7pm
6/10 - HB/SB - EC Meeting - 6pm
6/16 - San Diego - Chapter Meeting - Forum Hall, UTC - 7pm
6/21 - Long Beach - EC - 7pm
6/24 - WLAM - Chapter Mixer - 7pm
6/29 - San Diego - Know Your H20 subcommittee meeting - 6:30pm
6/29 - San Diego - OFG subcommittee meeting - 6:30pm
Isla Vista – every Wed at 8pm in the Graduate Student Lounge
5/29 - Santa Barbara - "Rogue Wave" Opening Reception - benefit - Anderson Art Collective - 6-9pm
5/29 - HB/SB clean-up with Volcom - 11th Street, HB - 8am-12pm
6/3 - San Diego - Army Corps of Engineers meetign on Gregory Canyon Landfill - San Marcos Senior Center - 6-9pm
6/5 - Long Beach clean-up - Termino Ave - 9am
6/5 - WLAM - clean-up at Surfrider Beach, Malibu - 9am
6/5 - San Diego - Tijuana Valley Spring Clean-up - 9am
6/6 - San Diego - OFG Garden Assistance Program (GAP) day - 10am-4pm
6/6 - Ventura - EDC's 17th Annual Auction & Environmental Hero Award to Paul Jenkin, Ventura Chapter activist - 2-5:30pm
6/8 - WLAM - Teach & Test year end event
6/12 - Long Beach clean-up - Alamitos - 10am
6/12 - HB/SB - clean-up at Bolsa Chica SB - 8am-12pm
6/12 - South OC - Surf-A-Rama at Doho - 8am-4pm
6/12 - San Diego - clean-up at Buccaneer Beach, Oceanside - 9am
6/19 - South Bay - OFG Basics Class - Nakano Theatre, Torrance - 9am-12noon
6/19 - Long Beach clean-up - Granada Boat Launch - 10am
6/19 - Long Beach - International Surfing Day & Breakwater film contest - Art Theatre in Long Beach - 12-2pm
6/20 - INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY - various SoCal locations
- Santa Barbara - Santa Claus Lane - Surf contest, clean-up, lessons, booths, etc - 8am-7pm
- WLAM - Tower 26, Santa Monica - 9am-12pm
- June 19-20 - Project Save Our Surf ISD event with HB/SB, NB, and LB Chapters @ HB Pier
- South Orange County - Salt Creek Beach
- San Diego - Moonlight Beach - 4-6pm
6/23 - San Diego - Core Volunteer Orientation - 6:45pm
6/26 - HANDS ACROSS THE SAND - various SoCal locations
- WLAM - Location TBD - 10am-11am
6/26 - Long Beach - Fischer-Price Clean-up - Ocean Blvd. between Orizaba Ave. and Redondo Ave - 10am
6/26 - HB/SB - clean-up at Huntington St, HB - 8am-12pm
6/26 - San Diego - clean-up at Pacific Beach - 9-11am
6/28 - South Bay - OFG Basics Class - Hermosa City Hall - 6-9pm
6/30 - San Diego - Rise Above Plastics Day! Details TBA
7/3 - WLAM - beach clean-up at Zuma - 9am
7/4 - WLAM - Doo Dah Surf event at Sunset Beach
7/5 - THE DAY AFTER - Various SoCal locations
- San Diego - 5 locations
8/6-8 – CA Statewide Chapter Conference – San Luis Obispo area - details TBD
* Disclaimer - the above meetings and events are pulled from Chapter websites and social network sites. Please check local Chapter websites to confirm location and event times for any possible changes.
Southern CA Field Coordinator