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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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Ocean Education Challenge… We did it!

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THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, we reached our $10,000 Ocean Education Challenge goal! The best news? Your donation to connect children to the ocean will go twice as far thanks to our generous supporter Roger Smith, who doubled all donations received through this challenge. [quote]“We are grateful to have such a generous supporter as Roger, and for the […]

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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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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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