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The Last Coastal Sand Mine

700 million pounds of sand are illegally mined from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary every year

 ⚠️ LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT ON MARCH 30th!

Join us at Patagonia Santa Cruz for a short documentary film screening on the illegal CEMEX Lapis Lustre Sand Mining operation and its environmental and economic impact along the Monterey Bay – specifically on how the mine is severely exacerbating erosion rates.

After the screening, there’ll be Q&A time with the experts in the documentary. The night will conclude with a very special campaign, launching our next community push to permanently close the illegal sand mine. Hint… There’ll be Lapis Lustre Sand refined from the mine involved!

Save Our Shores, The Last Sand Mine Documentary Screening

This is a free event with 🍺 ☕️🍴!! Discretion Brewery will be serving the zesty Submarine Canyon IPA & Alta Organic Coffee will be serving the aromatic Save Our Shores Blend 😎

Remember, this is a zero waste event. Bring your own cup! Don’t have one? No worries, ReCruz will be there just in case.

THE LAST COASTAL SAND MINE

Is a 10-minute documentary and the creation of local filmmaker Ed Schehl, who focuses on producing short films on environmental and social issues. Ed read about the last US coastal sand mining operation in the paper and attended our first screening of Sand Wars at Patagonia in 2016. Feeling inspired, Ed told us that  

“I felt it was important to make a short documentary about this issue, to reach as many people as possible… So we can work to protect the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.”

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The Last Coastal Sand Mine includes interviews with:

  • Ed B. Thornton, Ph.D. (Professor Ret. Naval Postgraduate School)
  • Gary B. Griggs, Ph.D. (Director, UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences)
  • David L. Revell, Ph.D. (Principal & Chief Scientist, Revell Coastal)
  • Jason Scorse, Ph.D. (Director, MIIS Center for the Blue Economy)
  • Mark Stone (CA Assemblymember D, District 29)
  • Bruce C. Delgado (Mayor, City of Marina)
  • Katherine O’Dea (Executive Director, Save Our Shores)
  • Kevin Miller (Chair, Surfrider Monterey Chapter)

    Let your friends know!

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Tweet: Stop #MontereyBay from losing ≈700 million lbs of illegally mined #sand. #SaveOurSand on March 30th with @patagonia: http://bit.ly/lastcoastalsandmine

Take A Stand, #SaveOurSand from illegal sand mining in Marina, Calfornia

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TO THE MAX!

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JOIN THE FIGHT!

SUPPORT THE CAUSE! Your donation will help us build coalitions, build community awareness and help advocate on behalf of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary to finally put an end to the sand mine and its embedded economic, environmental and social costs we all bare. You can donate HERE!

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