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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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Shore Savers Stand Together At Coastal Commission Meeting

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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Coastal Commission Firing of Lester, Photo by James Tensuan

Coastal Commission Firing of Boss Spawns More Legislation

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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Save Our Shores find nurdles in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary


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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