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Our sand is finally saved

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BREAKING: CA Coastal Commission unanimously agrees to remove CEMEX sand mine from our shores!  That’s right folks, the sand mining era in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ended today… and so goes the last coastal sand mine the United States. It’s good news all around. Here’s a summary of the settlement: CEMEX can take […]

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Write A Letter To The Coastal Commission

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The California Coastal Commission is meeting on July 13th, and we need your letters of support to close the Cemex Sand Mine. The Commission will be considering an agreement reached with CEMEX to shut down the mine in three years, restore the property and transfer the land to an agency to preserve it as open space. You […]

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Two Hundred Kids Down By The Sea

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Video by Lilianne de la Espriella Coast Bound: School Field Trip Give the gift of childhood education. Our classroom and ocean field trip programs teach marine conservation and watershed stewardship with a focus on marine debris and marine ecosystems. Our activities and presentations are hands-on. Be a part of providing K-12 students with an interactive […]

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Bag Habits

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This past August Save Our Shores partnered with San Jose Sate’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications for Bag Habits. Save Our Shore’s Bag Habits gave students the opportunity for their artwork to be the face of the Prop 67 campaign. The Student’s campaign artwork was showcased at The Museum of Art and History in Downtown Santa Cruz. Along with […]

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Waves and Wildlife Exhibit Opening

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Opening Night at the Exploration Center Friday, we kicked off our first annual Waves & Wildlife exhibit at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. The exhibit displays some of the excellent work submitted for the Waves & Wildlife photo contest by local photographers, professional and amateur. With over 300 submissions, selecting the artwork displayed in […]

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Shore Savers Stand Together At Coastal Commission Meeting

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THERE WAS A FULL HOUSE THIS MORNING in Scotts Valley as the California Coastal Commission met for their monthly meeting. Community leaders, policymakers, scientists, and community members encouraged the Commission to expedite their decision to close the illegal CEMEX sand mine in Marina, California. Among the nearly 100 rally participants were Santa Cruz mayor Cynthia Mathews, Marina mayor […]

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“Leave it on the beach for the next people to enjoy”

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FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE SAND, North Monterey County Middle School and Castroville Elementary students embarked on an educational journey through issues in marine conservation this week. The school district’s partnership with Save Our Shores is a part of their new summer education program, Dream Academy. “The administrative and instructional staff in North Monterey County is dedicated […]

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Clean Beach Tips: Two Products To Avoid When Visiting The Beach.

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Single-use polystyrene coolers and plastic shopping bags are public enemy number one along the coast this summer SUMMER IS HERE, and with it comes the excitement of the ocean, the sun, and fun with family and friends. Beach parties on long holiday weekends attract thousands of visitors from neighboring counties in the valley. It’s peak tourism […]

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Ocean Education Challenge… We did it!

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THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, we reached our $10,000 Ocean Education Challenge goal! The best news? Your donation to connect children to the ocean will go twice as far thanks to our generous supporter Roger Smith, who doubled all donations received through this challenge. [quote]“We are grateful to have such a generous supporter as Roger, and for the […]

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National Rivers Day 2016: A Dirty Celebration

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  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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Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach | Santa Cruz | California | United States
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Inside California’s Underwater Parks Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker Series with Dr. Rikki Eriksen, Director of the California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation Dive in to this Sanctuary Speaker Series[...]

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