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Rise Above Plastics

The Rise Above Plastics (RAP) Program is the Surfrider Foundation's response to the problem of plastic litter in our ocean and marine environments. The goal of the program is to educate the public on the impacts single-use plastics have on marine environments, and how individuals can make changes in their daily lives and within their communities that will stem the flow of plastics into the environment...


Not The Answer

Surfrider Foundation is opposed to any new offshore oil drilling. Our nation's oceans, waves and beaches are vital recreational, economic and ecological treasures that will be polluted by an increase in offshore oil drilling. We strongly support reinstatement of the federal moratorium on new offshore oil drilling.

Ocean Friendly Gardens

The largest source of water pollution cannot be traced to any one point — it's all of us. Pollutants "run off" our streets, neighborhoods and landscapes, wastefully and needlessly fouling our coastal waterways and ocean. But you can take simple steps in your own garden to create beautiful landscapes that capture the eye of your neighbors while capturing the polluted runoff that flows to...

Teach and Test

The Teach and Test Program monitors the bacteria levels of our local ocean water in order to raise awareness and improve water quality in the South Bay area. The goal of the program is to involve the local community and raise awareness of the environmental challenges in front of us ~ the results and the cause. By doing so we can adjust our mindset and behaviors to improve our environmental impact, making our community better for everyone and generations to come.

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