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The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501(3)(c) non-profit environmental organization working to preserve oceans, waves, and beaches. Through local chapters all over the USA and in many European countries, Surfrider organizes demonstrations and activism for the ocean environment. Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized From Great... 501(c)(3) is a provision of the US tax code that provides exempt status, for Federal income tax purposes, for some non-profit organizations in the United States (see 26 U.S.C. Â§ 501(c)(3)). The term refers to: Section 501. ...

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Mission statement

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. The conservation ethic is an ethic of resource use, allocation, exploitation, and protection. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Research is often described as an active, diligent, and systematic process of inquiry aimed at discovering, interpreting and revising facts. ...


History

The Foundation was started in 1984 when a group of surfers joined together to combat beach pollution. The organization was recognized as a 501(3)(c) organization in 1991. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Programs

  • Respect the Beach - a coastal education program to educate students

State of the Beach

  • Blue Water Task Force - a collection of 25 chapters that, on a weekly basis, monitor the ocean water and report on its quality
  • Rashguard.org - Reports beach water quality to the public
  • Beachscape - A citizen-based coastal mapping project to create coastline
  • Snowrider Project - educate people about the hydrological cycle

The water cycle is known scientifically as the hydrologic cycle. ...

Current Chapters

There are currently 60 chapters across the United States and 5 international chapters. The chapters are:


West Coast

  • Wild Coast, AK
  • Seattle
  • Northwest Straits, WA
  • Olympic Peninsula, WA
  • Westport, WA
  • Oregon
  • Central Coast, OR
  • Portland, OR
  • Crescent City, CA
  • Humboldt
  • Sonoma Coast, CA
  • Marin, CA
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Luis Bay
  • Santa Barbara
  • Isla Vista, CA
  • Ventura
  • Malibu
  • (M. del Ray, Venice, S. Monica, & Pac. Palisades)
  • South Bay (LA)
  • Long Beach
  • Huntington/Seal Beach
  • Mendocino
  • Newport Beach
  • Laguna Beach
  • South Orange County
  • (San Clemente & Dana Point)
  • San Diego

Gulf Coast

  • Texas [1]
  • Central Texas [2]
  • Coastal Bend (Corpus Christ) [3]
  • South Texas [4]

Great Lakes

  • Chicago

East Coast

  • Northern New England
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • Eastern Long Island
  • Central Long Island
  • New York City
  • Jersey Shore
  • South Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Ocean City, MD
  • Washington, DC
  • Virginia Beach
  • Outer Banks
  • Cape Fear, NC
  • Topsail, NC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Charleston
  • First Coast
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Treasure Coast, FL
  • Sebastian Inlet
  • Palm Beach County
  • South Florida

Islands

  • Rinc√≥n, PR
  • Maui, HI
  • Oahu, HI

Australia

  • Gold Coast, Qld
  • Tweed Heads, NSW

External links

  • Official website

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The EnviroLink Network - Surfrider Foundation (365 words)
SURFRIDER recognizes the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the planet's coasts are necessary and irreplaceable.
SURFRIDER is committed to preserving natural living and non-living diversity and ecological integrity of the coastal environment.
SURFRIDER strives to be accurate and nonpartisan in its communications with its members and the general public.
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