Monthly Archives: January 2015

Plastic Bag Ban Under Attack

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The California State Legislature became the first in the nation to approve a plastic bag ban in August of 2014, and on Sept. 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law. It was a proud moment for Save Our Shores. Our team and the Central Coast Sanctuary Alliance had been working with Central Coast jurisdictions […]

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Seven Years of Cleanup Data

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We began collecting data at our cleanups in 2007, in an effort to track the amount and types of waste polluting local beaches and rivers. We use this data to identify trends, increase community awareness and, hopefully, influence behavior change. Since 2007, we have led a total of 1,886 beach and river cleanups in Santa Cruz and […]

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A National Monument in Our Backyard?

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Did you know that Santa Cruz has the opportunity to turn the 5,800 acres of Coast Dairies property—located north of Wilder Ranch State Park and south of Swanton Pacific Ranch—into a permanently protected and publicly accessible national monument? It’s true! And you can help make the Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument a reality!

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Underwater Parks Day

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Did you know that this Saturday, January 17, is Underwater Parks Day? The celebration was created with the purpose of educating people about the importance of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). MPAs have emerged as an essential tool in the protection of the world’s ocean from the threats of overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of […]

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Ban Plastic Bags

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WE ARE ENEMIES of the environment. Though many of us have seen and experienced our affect on the environment first hand, we continue to ignore the true intention of our being. We are the creators of many things, but the destroyers of so much more. Banning plastic bags removes our impact on nothing other than […]

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