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From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, Surfrider LA's ongoing programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected for all to enjoy.

Blue Water Task Force

Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program.  Our local program works to alert the public and officials in our communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.

Beach Cleanups

A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time. Join us at our next cleanup event!


Coast and Climate

Surfrider's local coast and climate efforts include monitoring coastal issues, documenting erosion, opposing harmful shoreline structures, advocating for nature-based solutions, and leading long-standing campaigns in the LA area to protect our beaches for generations to come.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants
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Ocean Friendly Gardens

Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Garden program is a volunteer-run landscape education, hands-on training and advocacy program, providing valuable information on how landscapes and hardscapes can be modified to prevent water pollution.

One Watershed

One Watershed is a beach access equity initiative that brings youth from underrepresented communities in LA County to their local beach for surfing lessons, fun in the sun, and conversations in community watershed conservation. 


Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics. 

Hold On To Your Butt

Surfrider's Hold On To Your Butt Program is aimed at mitigating cigarette butt pollution in our community, raising awareness around the dangers of dirty butts in the environment, and inspiring a new wave of conscientious smokers to know how to properly dispose of their dirty butts.

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