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Marine Protected Areas, What Are They Good For?

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CALIFORNIA IS UNIQUE in many ways, and when it comes to the ocean there is a natural phenomenon called upwelling that happens off our coast. This process brings oxygenated nutrient dense deeper water up to the surface. The nutrient abundance supports unique native habitats including kelp forests, rocky intertidal areas, wetlands, and the California Current. Each […]

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Forget Me Knot

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Photo Credit © Christophe Buidin FORGET ME KNOT: Local Marine Protected Areas and Bird Species Resiliency Author and MIT Scholar visits the Monterey Bay to share stories of bird migration Did you know you are part of an annual 19,000 mile round-trip migration of a shorebird that is roughly the size of your foot? Every […]

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2016 Frans Lanting Fine Art Print Giveaway

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“I believe it is a privilege to live here and our responsibility to keep it the world-class environment we enjoy.” – Frans Lanting, world-renowned National Geographic photographer and Santa Cruz local.   A LETTER FROM FRANS LANTING Friends, I have lived all my life near the ocean – never farther away than 15 minutes. I’ve been […]

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2015 Ocean Business of the Year: Ventana Surfboards and Supplies

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THERE’S A COMFORT in finding a brand that resonates with you. Their creations become more than just products, they become a lifestyle, a mark that embodies your personality. That is the way Save Our Shores feels about Ventana Surfboards and Supplies. The brand, the products, the function, the environmentally conscious values and design, they bring us closer to the ocean we strive to […]

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Make a Difference Day: Cleanup the San Lorenzo River

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THERE’S NOTHING better than seeing the shores of our San Lorenzo River clean and healthy before winter. During years with normal weather patterns, the river seasonally flushes into the Monterey Bay and with it, all the trash that’s littered along the banks. This pollution can harm our river and ocean wildlife, trash our beautiful beaches, […]

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Open Streets Santa Cruz

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Great news: Open Streets Santa Cruz on West Cliff Drive will return on Sunday, October 11, 2015, 9AM-2PM (public event time). West Cliff will again be transformed into a giant POP-UP STREET PARK for people to walk, bicycle and play without cars. In addition there will be free activities, educational booths and music by local […]

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#SOStrashtalk: September 2015

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On this September edition of #SOStrashtalk, the monthly marine debris meter from Save Our Shores, we give you the FIVE most common types of beach trash.  We have recovered these items at nearly 80 beaches and waterways along the Central Coast of California since the beginning of 2015.  

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#MPAmondays: A Day At The Docks

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#MPAmondays– The fog had burned off hours ago, the sun concentrated its intensity onto the harbor of Moss Landing, it was going to be 100 degrees on the coast that day. We were five strong plus Matt’s puppy, Mara, snacked and ready to go–nothing could deter us from hitting the docks. Equipped with canvas tote […]

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#SOStrashtalk: August 2015

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Ever want to know what beaches are the most polluted with waste debris in the Monterey Bay Area? #SOStrashtalk will tell you everything you need to know.  Say no to dirty beaches, cleanup after yourself and remind others to do the same.  

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Volunteers prevent 2,097 pounds of trash from entering bay

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Save Our Shores is excited to announce another successful year of July Fourth Holiday Relief efforts. Every year, SOS organizes the Pollution Prevention is Patriotic outreach campaign on July 4th, followed by the annual Star Spangled Cleanup effort on July 5th. On the holiday, a team of 41 volunteers handed out 1,611 trash and recycling bags at […]

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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
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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
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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
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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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