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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

Dec
16
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8:30 am Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Point Lobos Community Planting Day @ Point Lobos State Natural Reserve | Carmel-by-the-Sea | California | United States
This winter, California State Parks and the Point Lobos Foundation are restoring coastal bluff habitat along the beautiful South Shore Trail. They are kicking off the large 2 year project by focusing on restoring coastal[...]
Dec
17
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores is teaming up with the Dream Inn  at Cowell Beach! Join our community of dedicated environmental stewards and spend your Sunday morning cleaning up one of our most visited beaches. MEET UP[...]
Jan
7
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery
Jan 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Davenport Main Beach @ Davenport Beach: Across from Whale City Bakery | Davenport | California | United States
Let’s get Davenport Main Beach cleaned up for the new year! Join Save our Shores for our first beach cleanup of 2018. MEET UP LOCATION Meet in the parking lot by Davenport Main Beach across[...]

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