March 21, 2013

Be on the lookout for any “Oiled debris” and “Tar Balls”

The US Coast Guard Miami is on the lookout for any “Oiled debris” and “Tar Balls” along the beaches. if  you could  keep a close eye out for such materials and if you come across any please contact them so they can come out and retrieve the item and send it out to our Laboratory for further study. As beach goers you have more eyes on the beach then Coast Guard does and  you would be a huge help. Also if you know of any other organizations that could lend assistance in this matter I would appreciate any points of contact.
For found oiled debris please contact Sector Miami’s
Pollution response division at (786)777-0775 and the National Response Center at
Please feel free to e-mail me or call me if you have any
questions or want any amplifying information.

Thank you for your
time and consideration.

MST1 Alan Larson
U.S. Coast
District Response Advisory Team

March 21, 2013

World Water Day, Friday March 23, 2013

This Friday, March 22nd marks World Water Day – a global observance that highlights the need for care and management of our world’s water resources.  On this day, the Surfrider Foundation will celebrate not only by educating and driving awareness and support for various clean water campaigns and programs like Rise Above Plastics and Know Your H2O, but also offering a special World Water Day membership package.Supporters who join or renew their membership to the Surfrider Foundation, or make a donation of $50 will receive a limited edition World Water Day long-sleeve, organic cotton t-shirt and sticker pack.  The Surfrider Foundation will also offer a limited number of “premium” World Water Day packages.  The first 100 supporters to join, renew or make a donation of $80 will receive the long-sleeve shirt, sticker pack, and a voucher for a pair of Teva’s Original Universal sandals that feature traditional nylon webbing, a contoured EVA top sole, and a durable rubber outsole (or supporters can choose from eight other Teva Sandals)!In addition to the special World Water Day membership offer, the Surfrider Foundation will also announce the winners of the Second Annual “3 Second Movie” Contest presented by Teva, Finlandia Vodka and GoPro.  Each of the three grand-prize winners will receive gear from Teva and a GoPro HERO3 camera to continue capturing water and other amazing video footage.  Surfrider Foundation will also release a compilation video of three-second movies through its social media channels to celebrate World Water Day.WWD_SOUP

About Surfrider FoundationThe Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit Teva

Teva is a global adventure brand dedicated to helping people Live Better Stories. The concept of “adventure” varies, but everyone understands an adrenaline rush and staggering sense of wonderment. These are the life-defining moments that Teva helps to provide. Born on the Colorado River in 1984, Teva’s connection to water is manifested in the products it makes and its support of clean water. In partnership with the Waterkeeper Alliance, Surfrider Foundation, and Ocean Conservancy, Teva’s “A Pair for a Foot” campaign will clean a linear foot of global waterways for every pair of shoes sold.

About Finlandia Vodka

Finlandia Vodka’s unparalleled quality can be attributed to only the finest ingredients: pure glacial spring water, a legacy of the Ice Age, and six-row barley, which offers the highest quality starch and the lowest possible content of natural oils, delivering a crisp, clean taste.

Finlandia Vodka was one of the first premium vodkas to introduce flavors from nature in 1994 with the launch of Cranberry. Since then, Finlandia has introduced several fresh tasting flavors to the portfolio which currently includes: Lime, Mango, Grapefruit, Tangerine, Raspberry and Redberry.

Finlandia Vodka Worldwide Ltd (FVW) is owned 100 percent by Brown-Forman Corporation. FVW is responsible for the Finlandia trademark and marketing and distribution assets. Brown-Forman Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine spirits, including Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort, and Herradura among others. For more information about Finlandia Vodka, please visit

About GoPro

GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO line of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are available in more than 30,000 stores in over 100 countries worldwide and direct via



March 1, 2013

SRF Broward County Chapter March Meeting

March Meeting – Tuesday March 19, 2013 7:30 PM – come meet Surfrider International CEO Jim Moriarity

topics – World Water Day, Surfers For Autism, Hands Across The Sand, Earth Day,Barefoot Wines Summer Event, International Surfing Day, Junior Clubs. Elections to follow

Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter Meeting Information:

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Meeting  Time:  7:30
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Bahia Cabana Restaurant
(Directly Across From The South End Of South Beach Parking Lot )
3001 Harbor Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 524-1555
Meeting Time:  7:30
Free Valet at Resturant or Park at South Beach Metered Lot

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