Get Involved with Surfrider Foundation—and Help Them Win $50,000 Get Involved with Surfrider Foundation—and Help Them Win $50,000
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Get Involved with Surfrider Foundation—and Help Them Win $50,000

by Amara Holstein

May 3, 2011



Do you enjoy the oceans and want to keep beaches pristine? Even if you live inland, it’s a pretty safe bet to say that your vacation dreams often include wiggling your toes in the sand—and that you’d like that surf clean when you paddle into the waves. Alexis Henry, Communications Manager of the Surfrider Foundation, recommends becoming a member of the nonprofit organization, which is easy enough at $25 a year at the basic level and includes a bi-monthly copy of Making Waves magazine. Or give a little more: $50 provides enough bags and gloves to remove 100 pounds of trash from the beach, and $100 protects a quarter mile of coastline through the Foundation’s beach preservation program.

But perhaps most fundamentally, the most basic way to help is to be aware that your everyday actions impact the oceans. Pick up your trash—or someone else’s—whenever you visit a beach or a river. Conserve water, use plastics sparingly, if at all, and think about what you dump down a storm drain. After all, “the oceans provide us with so much life and sustenance, if we don’t have that, how can we function as a planet?” says Henry. “It all starts with the oceans.”


 

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