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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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Save Our Shores Ocean Education Field Trips

Ocean Education Challenge… We did it!

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. The $10,000 Ocean Education Challenge will introduce 2,000 students from the Pajaro Valley and …

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Save Our Shores 2016 Earth Day

2016 Earth Day Results

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 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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