Ventura County, California

Updates from Ventura County Chapter—Protecting our local ocean and beaches from source to surf
People fill the Pints Against Plastics venue, listening to the band, dancing, talking, and otherwise having a good time. Photo credit: S. Iverson
September 24, 2014

Post-Party Pints Against Plastics Post

Thank you to all of you who came out to the 4th Annual Pints Against Plastics! I had a fantastic time, and I hope you did too!

The “W” Gallery was packed with wonderful locals and Surfrider activists who had come from as far as Kauai. The bands–Shaky Feelin’, Fish Fry, and Earthwake–did a great job of keeping folks happy and dancing. Raffle prizes spanned an amazing variety of items; congratulations to everyone who won something!

We’d like to take this time to acknowledge some of our great partners and sponsors: Save the Mermaids, The Refill Shoppe, Surf Brewery, Primo, Sessions Brewery, Anacapa Brewing Company, Red Brick Pizza, Barefoot Wine, Klean KanteenBrook Hopper, Ventura’s Water Store, and Dr. David Satnick. And, finally, let’s raise a glass to all of the great volunteers who helped make this party happen.

Pints Against Plastics collectible drinkware from all four events to date (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014). Photo credit: S. Iverson



See you next year for the 5th Annual Pints Against Plastics!

September 24, 2014

Nature Conservancy Hosting Hikes on the Santa Clara River


The Nature Conservancy has monthly opportunities for people to come out and see TNC Preserves on the Santa Clara River for free!

This month, the hike will take place on October 25 at Peto (East Santa Paula) from 2pm-4pm

Halloween Haunt Walk: Participants are encouraged to come in their scariest costumes to have a frightfully good time! For a complete list of when The Nature Conservancy hikes are hosted and for driving directions, please see the flyer below.

2014-2015 Hike Flyer (1)

September 12, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Attend Pints Against Plastics


It’s here! The 4th Annual Pints Against Plastics is tomorrow, Saturday September 14th, starting at 6 p.m.!

Pints Against Plastics promotional poster for 2014

Consider these 10 reasons you’ve just got to be there:

2 US five dollar bills

Two Lincolns! Ten Washingtons! Or a single Hamilton!


10. It’s only $10 to get in!








Three collectible pints from previous Pints Against Plastic Events with doge-style text: "wow. such collection. very deliciousness. glass glasses and metal glasses?! much stylish. wow."

Pints from the previous three events. From left to right: 2012, 2013, 2011


9. You’ll have the chance to get the latest Pints Against Plastics collectible drinkware!






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September 10, 2014

OFG Completed: Loma Vista Elementary

Loma Vista before


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September 7, 2014

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, September 20th is California Coastal Cleanup day! Join over 60,000 Californians as we come together and clean up our state’s beaches and waterways.

Surfrider Ventura will be posted up at our normal beach cleanup location at C St. from 9-11am. Meet on the Promenade by the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Look for the Surfrider tent.

Our friends at Ventura Hillsides Conservancy will be at the Ventura River Estuary from 9am-Noon. They are clearing arundo and picking up trash and litter from the Main Street bridge all thew way to the ocean. Park at the Peking Street lot off of Main Street by the bike path. 

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Coastal Cleanup Day

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