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2015 Ocean Business of the Year: Ventana Surfboards and Supplies

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THERE’S A COMFORT in finding a brand that resonates with you. Their creations become more than just products, they become a lifestyle, a mark that embodies your personality. That is the way Save Our Shores feels about Ventana Surfboards and Supplies. The brand, the products, the function, the environmentally conscious values and design, they bring us closer to the ocean we strive to […]

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Volunteers prevent 2,097 pounds of trash from entering bay

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Save Our Shores is excited to announce another successful year of July Fourth Holiday Relief efforts. Every year, SOS organizes the Pollution Prevention is Patriotic outreach campaign on July 4th, followed by the annual Star Spangled Cleanup effort on July 5th. On the holiday, a team of 41 volunteers handed out 1,611 trash and recycling bags at […]

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Save Our Shores hosts free lecture with Captain Charles Moore

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SAVE THE DATE: Save Our Shores and The Sanctuary Exploration Center are co-hosting a free lecture by plastic researcher and author Captain Charles Moore at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 26 at The Sanctuary Exploration Center, 35 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. Save Our Shores invites the community to attend a free lecture by plastic researcher […]

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The Faces of Ocean Conservation

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Save Our Shores is grateful to announce our 2015 Volunteers of the Year. Recipients of the award include Melanie Franklin of Santa Cruz County and Michael and Karen Gunby of Monterey County. The Volunteer of the Year title is awarded to Sanctuary Stewards who go above and beyond in their volunteer duties and engage the Central Coast […]

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Journey into the “Blue Mind”

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We’re co-hosting a book launch party to celebrate the release of SOS board member Dr. Wallace J. Nichols’ new book, “Blue Mind,” this Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Bookshop Santa Cruz—and you’re invited! Nichols is an acclaimed marine biologist and conservationist, who has served on our board of directors since 2009. In “Blue […]

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Thank you for celebrating responsibly!

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With the Fourth of July landing on a Friday this year, we knew the number of visitors to Santa Cruz and Monterey counties would dramatically increase and, consequently, so would the amount of pollution entering the bay. In order to prepare for the influx of people and litter, we teamed up with the City of Santa […]

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Pollution Prevention is Patriotic!

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The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and here at Save Our Shores we know what that means … tons of pollution on our local beaches! But with the help of volunteers, we can prevent that pollution from entering the Monterey Bay and harming marine life. Register to volunteer! The first opportunity to […]

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Holiday Relief Cleanup Scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th

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Save Our Shores will host its first ‘Holiday Relief’ cleanup on Tuesday, May 27, the morning after Memorial Day.  Anticipating the many long-weekend revelers who will trek to Santa Cruz’s especially sunny beaches, the non-profit created this targeted post-holiday cleanup plan.  Tuesday’s event will be held from 9 to 11 am in an effort to […]

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Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores bi-monthly Cleanup Cowell’s Project has kicked into gear! Start your Sunday off with a beach cleanup, and leave energized and ready to enjoy your day. These cleanups are always fun, engaging, and[...]
Oct
14
Sat
10:00 am Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach
Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sand City Beach Cleanup @ Sand City Beach | Sand City | California | United States
Join us for the Monterey Monthly Beach Cleanup at Sand City Beach in Marina, CA. This expansive stretch of coastline is home to a vast network of critical dune habitat for all sorts of wildlife.[...]
Oct
15
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Oct 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores bi-monthly Cleanup Cowell’s Project has kicked into gear! Start your Sunday off with a beach cleanup, and leave energized and ready to enjoy your day. These cleanups are always fun, engaging, and[...]

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