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2016 Earth Day Results

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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 Boss Spawns More Legislation

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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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#ATTACKOFTHENURDLES

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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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RECAP: Public River Cleanup with the Santa Cruz Derby Girls

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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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Stop Coastal Commission Shakeup

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SAVE OUR SHORES, the 38 year-old non-profit dedicated to protecting the California central coast has never been an organization to shy away from taking bold stands or speaking out on controversial issues. Our roots are firmly grounded in landmark efforts to stop offshore drilling in the Monterey Bay  when in the late 1970’s the Santa […]

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Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest

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GET OUT YOUR CAMERAS, it’s time for the Save Our Shores’ Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest! You like snapping beautiful photos of scenic places and majestic wildlife found along the Monterey Bay’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and we want to see them. But first, did you know that there are 29 MPAs along the Monterey […]

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

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THE NEW YEAR is here, which means new goal setting and new perspectives. How will you celebrate 2016? Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy their marine environment responsibly. Browse our New Year’s Resolutions below, find one that resonates with you and share it on your favorite social media platforms to help us spread ocean […]

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“We Have Created A Plastic Problem”

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2016 IS QUICKLY APPROACHING, and with it a new vote on the California Plastic bag ban. This ban had already been passed in 2014. However a recent increase in plastic bag supporters, specifically those in the industry of making plastic bags, have procured enough signatures across the state to put the ban to a referendum. […]

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Save Our Shores Gift Catalog: Holiday Edition

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WE ARE EXCITED to announce the launch of our very first Gift Catalog this holiday season. Your Save Our Shores holiday gift supports education and outreach to protect, preserve, and restore our ocean environment. With your gift, we will promote clean beaches, clean boating, and healthy shores along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during […]

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The Stubborn and Selfish City of Scotts Valley

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IT IS ABSURD and disturbing to know that Scotts Valley is the ONLY city in Santa Cruz County that still supports and accepts the horrendous single-use plastic bag. Not only do these bags end up in our nation’s trash cans; but in our world’s oceans. These plastic bags might seem easy to toss out, but these bags will haunt […]

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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Fri
9:30 am Dunes & Beach Cleanup on Navy Pr... @ Meet up at the public parking lot on Del Monte Ave on the Rec Trail, across from the Del Monte gate to the military base.
Dunes & Beach Cleanup on Navy Pr... @ Meet up at the public parking lot on Del Monte Ave on the Rec Trail, across from the Del Monte gate to the military base.
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dunes & Beach Cleanup on Navy Property @ Meet up at the public parking lot on Del Monte Ave on the Rec Trail, across from the Del Monte gate to the military base.
Sign up to serve! Enjoy exclusive access to the beautiful Navy-owned dunes between the Rec Trail and Del Monte Beach while working alongside military personnel and other Save Our Shores volunteers. This cleanup begins promptly[...]
Mar
4
Sun
9:00 am Davenport Main Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Davenport Main Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Davenport Main Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery | Davenport | California | United States
Come spend your Sunday morning helping beautify a local beach! You can join our crew of environmental stewards on Davenport Main Beach. MEET UP LOCATION Meet in the main parking lot across from Whale City[...]
Mar
18
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowell Beach with Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach
Cleanup Cowell Beach with Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowell Beach with Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Join Dream Inn and spend your Sunday morning cleaning up one of our most visited beaches. MEET UP LOCATION Meet at the main entrance of Cowell Beach next to the public restrooms and the Dream[...]

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