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Plastic Challenge #7: The Packaging Problem

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At Save Our Shores, we aim for zero plastic consumption. So when a shipment of vests for our volunteers recently arrived at the office, we were disappointed to find each individual vest had been wrapped in plastic (as if they needed protection!). Here are some ways that consumers can avoid such unnecessary and wasteful packaging: […]

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Plastic Challenge #6: Plastic-Free Groceries

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Current social paradigms have made us increasingly dependent on plastic. This addiction is most noticeable when meandering through the aisles of a grocery store brimming with food wrapped in plastic. As a committed group of environmentalists, the Save Our Shores team is constantly working to break free of this toxic bond with zero-plastic waste at […]

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MPA Mondays: Portuguese Ledge and Soquel Canyon

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In our final installment of MPA Mondays, we explore Portuguese Ledge and Soquel Canyon. Both marine protected areas are home to a wide variety of species and serve an important role in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Fishing and take of all living marine resources is prohibited in the Portuguese Ledge State Marine Conservation […]

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North Coast Cleanup Day

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If you’ve ever visited the beaches along the north coast of Santa Cruz County, you know that many are consistently trashed by parties, camping and heavy foot traffic. To address that issue, we’ve launched North Coast Cleanup Day. The summer program—which takes place from 9-11 a.m. June 22, July 27 and Aug. 24—was specifically designed to restore Davenport Main, […]

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MPA Mondays: Big Creek and Point Sur

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Since the early-20th century, Big Sur’s stunning natural beauty has attracted people from all walks of life—from writers, to artists, to movie stars. But did you know that Big Sur is also home to two of the 29 marine protected areas (MPAs)? Created to protect the diversity and abundance of marine life, the habitats they […]

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Plastic Challenge #5: The Uninvited Guest

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Save Our Shores (SOS) values honesty and transparency in its effort to reduce plastic consumption. It is easy for most people to just throw their plastic away, but SOS is blessed with a guilty conscience regarding plastic use. As a team, we find that being open about those rare incidences when plastic is used at […]

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Holiday Relief Cleanup Scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th

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Save Our Shores will host its first ‘Holiday Relief’ cleanup on Tuesday, May 27, the morning after Memorial Day.  Anticipating the many long-weekend revelers who will trek to Santa Cruz’s especially sunny beaches, the non-profit created this targeted post-holiday cleanup plan.  Tuesday’s event will be held from 9 to 11 am in an effort to […]

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MPA Mondays: Lovers Point

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Since the late 1800s, the beach at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove has been a popular spot for boating and swimming and in recent decades scuba divers have enjoyed the calm waters and diverse wildlife. Lovers Point Park has become Pacific Grove’s best-loved spot for picnics, painting, and scenic photography. Because of its unique east-facing […]

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SOS Volunteers of the Year-Kenny Palmer and Dee Tannenbaum

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  Save Our Shores (SOS), is happy to announce our 2014 Volunteers of the Year: Kenny Palmer and Dee Tannenbaum. Both Kenny and Dee have given so much to Save Our Shores and put their hearts into everything they do. SOS celebrates and appreciates their dedication, drive and passion to protect our Sanctuary and inspire others […]

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Plastic Free Challenge #4 The best thing since sliced bread…

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Every Save Our Shores volunteer felt valued and recognized during the volunteer appreciation party which is all we could have hoped for. The food was prepared potluck style and indeed everyone enjoyed bringing in their favorite dish to share. The staff and volunteers were able to try a variety of items and the stories surrounding each […]

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9:30 am Salinas River Cleanup With Monte... @ The dirt parking lot directly off of Monte Rd. Look for the Save Our Shores sign.
Salinas River Cleanup With Monte... @ The dirt parking lot directly off of Monte Rd. Look for the Save Our Shores sign.
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Salinas River Cleanup With Monterey Bay Kayaks @ The dirt parking lot directly off of Monte Rd. Look for the Save Our Shores sign.
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