A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.
The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert the public and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.
The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.
The Ocean Friendly Gardens program sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution and more.
Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
Sonoma Coast Surfrider conducts educational and hands-on activities with youth of all ages that foster stewardship of the coastal environment. These include school presentations and events, support for students’ senior projects, water testing and beach cleanups. Marine debris, plastic pollution, ocean protection and coastal preservation are core topics we cover. Our goal is to develop awareness of issues affecting our waterways and coastlines that nurtures a passion to make a difference in the world around us.