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Save Our Shores National Rivers Day Cleanup

National Rivers Day 2016: A Dirty Celebration

  THE SAN LORENZO RIVER is one of Santa Cruz County’s main veins to the ocean. It feeds big blue with vital nutrients, replenishes coastal sediment, and provides safe haven for wildlife as well as fresh drinking water. The river is a precious resource worth celebrating and protecting, making it the perfect location for our 2016 National …

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Save Our Shores 2016 Earth Day

2016 Earth Day Results

RESULTS Save Our Shores hosts the Monterey Bay’s largest Earth Day cleanup effort every year. The three-hour long event is responsible for removing thousands of pounds of trash from beaches and waterways across the California Central Coast. This year, Save Our Shores organized 11 cleanup sites stretching 60 miles of coastline from Davenport Main Beach in Santa Cruz County to …

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Coastal Commission Firing of Lester, Photo by James Tensuan

Coastal Commission Firing of Boss Spawns More Legislation

THE CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION’S decision to fire its executive director triggered new pushback from a state lawmaker yesterday. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) said she would amend her bill, S.B. 1190, to prohibit commissioners from having conversations about any issue before the agency if done outside a public meeting. Those are known as ex parte communications. …

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Save Our Shores find nurdles in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


IS YOUR BEACH INFECTED? The El Niño season has brought some unusual visitors to the Monterey Bay. Among them is a deadly threat to the entire marine ecosystem. The infection is called nurdles. They are starting to pollute our coastline. Our fish and birds mistake them for larvae and fish eggs. Marine life simply cannot digest …

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Save Our Shores San Lorenzo River Cleanup with the Derby Girls

RECAP: Public River Cleanup with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls

LAST SATURDAY, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls, Save Our Shores and Sanctuary Stewards, City of Santa Cruz Staff, UCSC students, and other proactive community members joined at the end of Josephine St. to spend the morning picking up trash along the San Lorenzo River levee and the Riverwalk. Armed with data cards, gloves, and buckets, 67 participants picked up an …

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