Press Release # 384

Subj: [Hsf-activists] Surfrider News for Huntington & Seal Beach
Date: 3/3/2004 6:57:27 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: hsf-activists-admin@surfrider.org
To: hsf-activists-admin@surfrider.org, hsf-activists@surfrider.org

HUNTINGTON/SEAL BEACH CHAPTER
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION
E-NEWS
FEBRUARY 2004

Next Executive Meeting on March 11th, 2004, 7pm at Greg Jewell's home. Please contact us for address and directions if interested in attending. All our welcome to come to this meeting.

Huntington Beach Environmental Board meeting, March 4th, 2004 at 6:30 at City Hall, Room B-7.

Kids For Clean Waves Contest at the Huntington Beach Pier, March 6th & 7th, 2004. Come check out these kids rip it up for the environment. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Sarah Carlson at 626-798-7464 ext. 5 as soon as possible.

 

SARWQCB Board Meeting, March 12th, 2004 at 5pm. Meeting held at the OCSD, 10844 Ellis Ave in Fountain Valley. More information on SWRB at www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/.

Ocean Biogeographic Information Sysytems Seminar Series by Dr. Karen Stocks, March 12th,2004 at 11am, SCCWRP Laboratory, 7171 Fenwick Lane, Westminster. More info can be found at www.sccwrp.org.

New Huntington State Beach cleanup schedule includes two on the second and last Saturday of each month. Next dates coming up are: Saturday, March 14th, 2004 and March 28th, 2004. Interested in coming out for 15 minutes? This is a fun and easy way to volunteer for the Surfrider Foundation, and also get extra credit at school. Individuals and groups are always welcome. Plastic gloves and bags are provided, and parking is usually free if you tell parking attendant that you are there for the beach clean up. We are always looking for volunteers to man our booth as well as participate in the clean up. Meet at the Santa Ana River mouth. Enter Huntington State Beach at Brookhurst Street or Magnolia Avenue (sometimes a gate may be closed). Drive south towards the last parking lot, and look for the Surfrider tent and banner on the beach (near restrooms).You are more than welcome to ! show up or contact Devin Moreau for more details at HB Wahine surf camp slated for a grand opening of their new store March 15th, 2004. Watch for details on our website and newsletter.

OCSD Board Meeting, March 24th, 2004 at 7pm at the Orange County Sanitation District.

CalCoast's Annual reception and breakfast, April 14th & 15th, 2004 in Sacramento. This year's title: Watersheds, Wetlands & Beaches: Regional Approaches to New Challenges in Sacramento. For more information as speakers are confirmed, see www.calcoast.org and www.watershednetwork.org. Registration form at www.calcoast.org.

UCI Earth Day celebrates with a campus festival. The UCI Volunteer Center in coordination with Earth Resource Foundation present this celebration on April 17th, 2004 from 10- 4pm UCI Aldrich Park. For more information visit their website at www.volunteer.uci.edu/earthday.

Earth Day 2004- Stay tuned for what our Chapter has in store for the day!!!!

Great Earth Walk coming up on May 1st, 2004. Stay tuned for details on how you can sign up for this great volunteer event.

General Meeting in May with special guest Terry Young and her long awaited documentary: Deatails to come....

HB Wahine sets date for Surfrider Benefit surf contest- June 26th and 27th, 2004.

The latest Blue Water Task Force information can be found at: www.surfrider.org/huntington/bluewatertaskforce.html

Have a used laptop computer, trip to Costa Rica in the works? New project coordinated by our chapter and writer/surfer Allan Weisbecker. Computers For Costa Rica is a project running this year to deliver computers to schools in Costa Rica. We are looking for laptop computers, individuals who are traveling to Costa Rica who could be carriers of these computers to San Jose or Povones, Costa Rica and shipping funds for large bulk shipments. Interested parties who would like more information can contact happyblackbird@yahoo.com.

During the November Executive Committee Meeting, new officers were elected to serve as heads of the 2004 committees. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Sargent as our new Chapter Chairman and look forward to his enthusiasm and leadership as we start the new year. Please visit our Committee Member page to see all the volunteers who have so graciously donated their time, efforts and talents to our organization.

If you haven't checked it out recently- our chapter website has gotten a new look thanks to our new Website Manager DeNaya Smith. See her handy work at www.surfrider.org/huntington.

Looking for an easy way to support the environment? Surf Shack Sanitizers is a Huntington Beach house cleaning service that does mor ethan just clean. They have a recycling program where you dispose of your recyclables in their bins and the proceeds from the recycling go to our chapter. Thanks Tanya for all the support. If interested call 714-206-4367.

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