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Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/20/2015: Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 02/09/2015: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

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AKA  Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
San Diego, CA

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Basic Organization Information

Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 02/20/2015: Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 02/09/2015: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter
Physical Address: San Diego, CA 92121 
EIN: 95-3941826
Web URL: www.surfridersd.org 
NTEE Category: C Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification
C30 Natural Resource Conservation and Protection
Ruling Year: 1990 


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Mission Statement

The Surfrider Foundation is grassroots nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2015
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2015

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Leadership

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Programs

Program: Beach Cleanups (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$12,000
Category:
Environment, General/Other
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and San Diego Coastkeeper coordinate cleanups three times a month. On the second Saturday, we clean up a North County beach (Oceanside to Torrey Pines), on the third Saturday we host a cleanup at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and on the fourth Saturday of every month we clean up a beach in South County (La Jolla to Imperial Beach).

Program Long-Term Success:

The Beach Cleanup program aims to reduce the amount of debris in our coastal and marine ecosystems.

Program Short-Term Success:

Volunteers who participate in beach cleanups will see first-hand the impacts of marine debris on our coastal and marine ecosystems, and will be inspired to become stewards for our oceans, waves and beaches.

Program Success Monitored by:

The number of volunteers and weight of trash collected.

Program Success Examples:

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter, in partnership with San Diego Coastkeeper, held 131 beach cleanups, including both public and private cleanups. During these cleanups, 7742 volunteers removed 11,413 lbs of trash including 75,877 cigarette butts, 17,811 pieces of styrofoam and 5,665 plastic bags from San Diego County beaches and surrounding areas.

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2014 AccomplishmentsThe Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter, in partnership with San Diego Coastkeeper, held 131 beach cleanups, including both public and private cleanups. During these cleanups, 7742 volunteers removed 11,413 lbs of trash including 75,877 cigarette butts, 17,811 pieces of styrofoam and 5,665 plastic bags from San Diego County beaches and surrounding areas.The Tijuana River Action Network held the 5th Annual Tijuana River Action Month from mid-September to mid-October. Throughout the month, 2215 participants volunteered their time to help clean, restore, and revitalize areas throughout the Tijuana River Watershed. These volunteers helped improve 8.3 acres of habitat, remove 76,703 pounds of trash were removed (over 34 lbs per participant), collect 106 tires, and install 190 plants.The Rise Above Plastics committee organized two Rise Above Plastics Days. In June, 30 volunteers distributed 3500 free reusable bags across four locations in the City of San Diego. In December, 18 volunteers distributed 1000 free reusable bags across three locations in the City of San Diego.The Hold On To Your Butt committee installed and replaced 75 ashcans in Mission Hills, Clairemont Mesa (SDG&E), Oceanside, Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach. The work of numerous Surfrider activists and staff over a period of several years paid off on November 18 when the San Diego City Council voted unanimously to approve Pure Water San Diego, a program which will significantly reduce wastewater discharges to the ocean and produce 83 million gallons per day of high quality drinking water. The approval covered two items - (1) authorization to submit an application for a modified National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant and (2) authorization to enter into a Cooperative Agreement between the City of San Diego, Surfrider Foundation and other NGOs in support of the Point Loma NPDES Permit and Pure Water San Diego. The permit application includes the concept of ""secondary equivalency"", which will achieve the same mass emission limits of suspended solids as would be allowed under secondary treatment, by reducing the wastewater flows going to Pt. Loma. 2015 GoalsEngage more volunteers in monthly beach cleanups, educate them on the impacts of marine debris, and inspire them to become stewards for our oceans, waves and beaches.Develop and expand efforts of the No Border Sewage program and Tijuana River Action Network to address cross-border pollution.Launch Ocean Friendly Restaurants initiative to reduce single-use plastic waste in restaurants, with a focus on styrofoam. Work with TerraCycle to recycle cigarette butts collected in 200+ ashcans installed throughout San Diego County.
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