BEACH CLEANUPS Monthly Beach Clean-Ups Every 1st Saturday of the month. The locations vary each month. Committee: Michael Courtney Riders on the Storm A mobile emergency response team to clean up beaches right after nasty storms along our beaches. Committee: Michael Courtney HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTT A new program we launched to clean up the nasty butts littered around our community by installing cigarette ash cans. The collected cigarette butts will be collected and sent to be recycled. Committee: Tiffany Palazzini, Davina Wong, Tina Segura, Donna Kwok MALIBU INITIATIVES If you are passionate about Malibu and everything it has to offer, this program works closely with the community to assure our coastlines and breaks are protected. If you enjoy attending city council meetings or finding ways to clean up the lagoon, this might be up your alley. Committee: Dylan Gasperik OCEAN FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS Another new program we just launched. Our goal is to work with the restaurants around the community to transform their business into ocean friendly facilities. Restaurants who want to become “Ocean Friendly” are required to adhere to three mandatory environmental sustainability requirements while choosing other optional items to include to their list. Committee: Emily “Biggie Swallz” Swallow, Josh Black OCEAN FRIENDLY GARDENS If you enjoy gardening and like to get a little dirty, this program may be for you. A program working with community to transform typical landscaping into sustainable gardens that will prevent runoffs into our oceans. Committee: Steve Williams, Insley ONE WATERSHED Surfrider’s mission is the protection and ENJOYMENT of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. This program was launched in 2015 in partnership with Venice-based startup, StokeShare, to connect at-risk youth from inner-city LA to the ocean through surfing. We host events where volunteers can witness young people discover their stoke and become future Surfriders. Committee: Joel Cesare 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. Committee: Lindsey Jurca TEACH & TEST Teach & Test is an educational advocacy program that teaches students about urban runoff and water quality while empowering them to affect positive change in their community. Students at Santa Monica High School and Palisades High School test water quality at their local beaches on a weekly basis. Using marine biology lab equipment provided by Surfrider Foundation, students process and analyze the samples, tracking trends and patterns in bacterial levels. To raise awareness of the issues related to poor water quality, students share their findings and recommendations with their peers and the community through school meetings, community demonstrations, art and murals, presentations at City Council, School newspapers, local media and YouTube videos. TABLING EVENTS Help us spread the message of Surfrider’s mission and other current local events through tabling events. Dates, times, and location vary.