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
District Response Advisory Team
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.
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 www.surfrider.org.About 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. www.teva.com
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 www.finlandia.com.
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 GoPro.com
GO HERE FOR THE THE WHOLE STORY http://wwd.surfrider.org/
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
The 36th Annual Waterway Cleanup will be held Saturday,
March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at sites throughout Broward County. The
Annual Waterway Cleanup is one of the County’s largest environmental events.
Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers on land and in 70 boats worked to
successfully remove nearly 19 tons of trash and debris from the County’s
waterways, rivers and canals.
Surfrider members are invited to meet at Brownies Brownie’s Southport Divers 1530 Cordova Road | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 at 9:00 AM and the Brownies Dive Boat and volunteers on paddleboards will make there way thru Ft. Lauderdale’s waterways.
For more information go or for alternate locations to volunteer and for more information, visit waterwaycleanup.org.
Come by and get a free Surfrider sticker to slap
Barefoot Wine has been a proud supporter of the Surfrider Foundation for more than 20 years.
In 2007, Barefoot and Surfrider teamed up to create the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, a nationwide initiative to keep our beaches “barefoot-friendly.” Each summer, the Project goes coast-to-coast, calling on community volunteers and local Surfrider members to come out and clean their shores.
We will keep you updated!
- 6th Annual South Florida Surfers For Autism Beach Festival – DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
- April 5, 2013 5:00 pm
- April 7, 2013 4:00 pm
- Free Beach Festival for the community – live music, water sports, games, prizes, exhibitors, food and beverage vendors – and more!
Registration for participants is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your participant and their date of birth.
Registration for volunteers is still open.
Friday, 4/5 5-10 pm kick off party & live concert
Saturday, 4/6 9 am-4 pm surf event; 5-10 pm after party/ live concert
Sunday, 4/7 8 am-2 pm Pro SUP race by Surf World; 2-4 pm awards ceremony
Beach Clean Up – West Broward High School Surf Club with Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter
Doing a beach clean up is a wonderful way to spend a few hours at the beach and get community service hours. Everyone is invited to participate!
When : Saturday, February 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Where: Hollywood Beach, Florida – Johnson Street and A1A MAP
WAIVER FORM (will also available at beach)
The West Broward High School Surf and Surfider Foundation Broward County Chapter has organized a beach clean up at Johnson Street and A1A in Hollywood, FL. The club beach clean up at this beach as means to educate beach users, clean the beach and it’s a great way to get their needed community service hours.
Participants will clean the beach. Document materials collected specific to plastic, styrofoam and cigrette buds. Recruit new volunteers off the beach to participate. The Surfrider Foundation’s Broward County Chapter will provided trash bags, gloves and a tent. All the trash collected will be bagged and place near existing trash cans
See you there!
Below you will find a description of volunteer opportunities that are available to you. If you have an intrests you are more thatn welcome to get more involved with a great way to give back to our coasts!
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER (S)
We are looking for a virtual Social Media volunteer to assist us in developing a social media and growing our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc).
A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: Using the latest social media tools to promote our organization; reinforcing and developing the social media strategies; maintaining established social media tools, particularly Word Press and Facebook also Researching and reporting on emerging social media trends.
BEACH CLEANUP COORDINATOR (S)
We are looking for a Beach Cleanup Volunteer that will manage a host of responsibilities, including: identifying sites on the water to be cleaned and overseeing those sites;educating the public and rallying a volunteer network; engaging reporters from radio, television, newspapers and online news sources; arranging cleanup day logistics; and ensuring that data collected by volunteers reaches Surfrider Foundation Trash Index.
A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: organizing, hosting and promoting beach cleanups.
CHAIR (Executive Board)
The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and is
responsible for fulfilling the mission of the Chapter. The Chair presides
at meetings of the Chapter, the Executive Committee and has general
supervision of the operation of the Chapter. The Chair shall be an ex
officio member of all Committees of the Chapter. The Chair shall
transmit to the Chapter all ideas and plans proposed by the Chapter
Committee and Surfrider Foundation National Headquarters which may
affect the Chapter or its members; and shall take no action binding
upon the Chapter without either specific prior authorization or
subsequent ratification by the Chapter or their Executive Committee.
The Chair is the primary contact with Surfrider Foundation National
VICE-CHAIR (Executive Board)
The Vice-Chair shall perform duties that usually pertain to this office or
as may be assigned by the Chair or the Executive Committee. The
Vice-Chair is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a
program that ensures membership retention and membership growth.
SECRETARY/RECORDER (Executive Board)
The Secretary is responsible for the Chapters records (minutes) and
correspondence. The Secretary keeps an accurate record of the
meetings and topics of discussion of the Chapter and of the Executive
Committee; and transmits the same to the successor in Office. The
Secretary is responsible for sending monthly reports to Surfrider
Foundation National Headquarters and is also a primary contact to
TREASURER (Executive Board)
The Treasurer is responsible for the Chapters Financial records. The
Treasurer receives and disburses, with the approval of the Chapter, all
Chapter funds; pays to Surfrider Foundation National all financial
obligations of the Chapter as they come due; and keeps an accurate
account of all transactions. The Treasurer shall make financial reports
to the Chapter or Surfrider Foundation National upon request, and shall
transmit the accounts and all undistributed funds to the successor in
office. The Treasurer along with the Chair will be co-signatories on the
chapter bank account.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (Executive Board)
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all members
within the chapter. This officer recruits new members, coordinates all
volunteers within the chapter, places volunteers within each
committee, delegates and supervises new and current volunteers
within the chapter. The VC builds chapter membership, increase
member satisfaction, and communication between the chapter
committees. This person is responsible for bringing in new chapter
members on a regular basis,