Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Surfrider’s Save Our Coast Campaign Aims to Protect California Coast
Frank Chenault is a professional surfer out of Big Sur, CA. As a lifelong surfer, Frank Chenault supports the efforts of the Surfrider Foundation, which is currently fighting to protect California’s beaches.
Surfrider’s Save Our Coast campaign aims to help protect the more-than 1,000 miles of California’s coastline. Legally protected by the Coastal Act, decisions regarding California’s coasts are decided on by California’s Coastal Commissioners. Surfrider fears these 12 commissioners do not have the public’s best interest at heart, claiming they allow special interests precedence over the act designed to protect California’s coastline.
In collaboration with Wildcoast and Environmental California, the Surfrider Foundation has launched ActCoastal, the California Coast Accountability Project. Hoping to remedy their fears of corruption on the California Coastal Commission, ActCoastal aims to increase accountability and transparency within the commission. More about Surfrider’s efforts to protect California’s coastline and information on how to stay up-to-date on the topic is available online at actcoastal.org.