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Updates from Ventura County Chapter—Protecting our local ocean and beaches from source to surf
August 12, 2016

Chapter Fundraiser @ Copper Blues!

Do you like music? Pubs? Great food? How about a place that has ’em all? Then please join us Wednesday, September 7th from 3:00-6:00 pm, for a special pre-opening event at Copper Blues, a great restaurant that is coming to The Collection in Oxnard. In exchange for complimentary food and drink Copper Blues is suggesting a donation to Surfrider and service tip for staff. This is your chance to check out a great new restaurant before anyone else! Please make a reservation by sending an email to rsvp@copperblueslive.com

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August 8, 2016

Vote YES on Prop 67 in November!

After six years of advocacy to the California state legislature, a bill to ban plastic bags was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014. Unfortunately, due to the political maneuvering of the big plastics industry, the bill was stalled and will be put on the ballot as a referendum. The California voting public will now be asked to a reaffirm this bag ban legislation by voting YES on 67 this November.

Click Here to sign the pledge to Vote YES on 67 and share it with your friends and family to help finally ban disposable plastic shopping bags across California! Would you like to do more? Email vicechair@ventura.surfrider.org for info on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities to promote the YES on 67 campaign for a statewide disposable plastic bag ban.

Recent research tells us that there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050! We see single-use plastic items, including the easily littered plastic bags, polluting our beaches and ocean. Marine plastic pollution is also extremely harmful, and sometimes fatal, for marine life. Plastic bags have an easy solution with reusable bags so this plastic bag ban is a great start at stopping the plastic waves of pollution entering our ocean and impacting wildlife.

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August 2, 2016

Restoring Surfer’s Point at Seaside Park

This video was featured in Brown & Caldwell’s BC Water News yesterday, so it’s a great time to draw attention to it! As KCET’s YouTube channel says, “At Surfer’s Point, the rebuilding of the California Coastal Trail and other restoration projects serve as a testament to the community’s efforts to maintain this thriving coastal center.”

(If the embedded video doesn’t appear in your browser, you can view it at https://youtu.be/ejrfg3TQG5Q.)

July 6, 2016

California Chapter Highlights

We’d like to thank Jennifer Savage from Surfrider National for this great write-up. It gives a brief look into the activities of several California Surfrider Foundation Chapters, including our own. Check it out!

(P.S. It’s Jenkin, not Jenkins. 🙂 )

June 10, 2016

Ocean Friendly Restaurants in Ventura

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We recently launched an Ocean Friendly Restaurant program for Ventura County to help eliminate styrofoam litter and other plastic items that we collect at local beach cleanups. Check out the program page for more details: https://ventura.surfrider.org/ofr

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