Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Website

Please refer to the new Surfrider Foundation Chapter San Diego County Chapter website for information on the current events and news for the chapter.  This blog is historical and not updated.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Buses are available to tonight's Gregory Canyon Landfill hearing in Fallbrook.

START: Sierra Club San Diego Office: 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (parking lot is
available) starting at 4:15pm.
Stop 2: La Costa Park and Ride (located east of I-5 and on the north side of La Costa
Avenue in Carlsbad) map location.
Stop 3: The Oceanside Park and ride, which is just west of the I-5 at 128 Moreno and
Vista Way (map here).

Why is opposing the project this important to Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter? The proposed 300-acre Gregory Canyon Landfill would be built on the banks of the San Luis Rey River, threatening a major drinking water source for thousands of people. Local agencies, elected officials, environmental groups and Native Americans agree that these essential water supplies must be protected and preserved at all costs.

The County of San Diego is deciding whether to approve a key permit that the landfill needs in order to operate. We need to make sure the County gets the message that placing a garbage dump on the banks of a river makes no sense. The bottom line is that garbage and water just don't mix.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I-5 Widening Comments Due, Today

If you want to comment on the draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement underlying I-5 widening project in north coastal county, San Diego, today is your last chance. Not familiar with the plan? Take a look here. You don't have to be a lawyer, a scientist or a policy wonk to make a comment or ask a question or to tell them what you think. Did you know that they have to answer your questions? Ask away! I suggest e-mail or online since comments have to be in by 5:00 today. Doooooo it!

Email at; the District’s webpage; on; and standard mail to Shay Lynn Harrison 4050 Taylor Street, MS-242 San Diego, CA 92110.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Southern California One Step Away from a Network of Marine Protected Areas.

Last week, over 700 surfers, students, divers, business owners, and elected officials turned out in record numbers to the Fish and Game Commission hearing.   This hearing was the last Fish and Game meeting before the Commission officially adopts a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in December.  Here’s a great article about the meeting.  

Just a handful of Surfrider representatives (Bill Hickman, Joe Geever and Julia Chunn) amongst the hundreds of people who attended  the meeting. 
At the hearing, Surfrider representatives and local volunteers spoke in favor of implementing a strong network of MPAs and adopting the Integrated Preferred Alterative map (which the Commission has chosen to go forward under the State environmental review process; via the California Environmental Quality Act).   After 2 years of planning, thousands of letters, and hundreds of hours of public meetings, the Fish and Game Commission will finally implement a network of MPAs at the Dec 15th meeting.  Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the last hearing and speak in favor of Marine Protected Areas, AND witness the Commission make its historic decision.  

If you are interested in attending this hearing (in Santa Barbara, please contact Stefanie at: