Category Archives: Advocacy

Our sand is finally saved

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BREAKING: CA Coastal Commission unanimously agrees to remove CEMEX sand mine from our shores!  That’s right folks, the sand mining era in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary ended today… and so goes the last coastal sand mine the United States. It’s good news all around. Here’s a summary of the settlement: CEMEX can take […]

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Write A Letter To The Coastal Commission

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The California Coastal Commission is meeting on July 13th, and we need your letters of support to close the Cemex Sand Mine. The Commission will be considering an agreement reached with CEMEX to shut down the mine in three years, restore the property and transfer the land to an agency to preserve it as open space. You […]

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Bag Habits

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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

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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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Clean Beach Tips: Two Products To Avoid When Visiting The Beach.

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Single-use polystyrene coolers and plastic shopping bags are public enemy number one along the coast this summer SUMMER IS HERE, and with it comes the excitement of the ocean, the sun, and fun with family and friends. Beach parties on long holiday weekends attract thousands of visitors from neighboring counties in the valley. It’s peak tourism […]

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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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Upcoming Events

Oct
22
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9:00 am Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dr... @ Cowell Beach
Oct 22 @ 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 on October 22nd at Cowell Beach! Join our community of dedicated environmental stewards and spend your Sunday morning cleaning up one of our most visited[...]
Oct
27
Fri
9:30 am Kayak Cleanup in the Elkhorn Slough @ Kayak Connection
Kayak Cleanup in the Elkhorn Slough @ Kayak Connection
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kayak Cleanup in the Elkhorn Slough @ Kayak Connection | Moss Landing | California | United States
Save Our Shores will be hosting a paddle cleanup with Kayak Connection on Friday, October 27th! Come join us on the waves for a day of waterway cleanup and shoreline debris removal from the comfort[...]
5:30 pm Sanctuary Speaker Series: Inside... @ Alta Organic Coffee & Tea Co.
Sanctuary Speaker Series: Inside... @ Alta Organic Coffee & Tea Co.
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sanctuary Speaker Series: Inside California’s Underwater Parks @ Alta Organic Coffee & Tea Co. | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Inside California’s Underwater Parks Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker Series with Dr. Rikki Eriksen, Director of the California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation Dive into this Sanctuary Speaker Series and[...]

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