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Volunteer Training Presentation 2009

  1. 2. What We’ll Cover <ul><li>Surfrider Background </li></ul>How to Get Involved with the Chapter Water Quality 101
  2. 3. <ul><li>Grassroots </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Profit </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Surfers, Beach Enthusiasts </li></ul><ul><li>FUN!!! </li></ul>Who is Surfrider?
  3. 4. How it All Began V I S I O N A R I E S I N M A L I B U G L O B A L A C T I V I S T S 50,000 members, 80 chapters
  4. 5. What do we do? <ul><li>Dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches through… . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul>C.A.R.E <ul><ul><li>Clean Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beach Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beach Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protecting Special Places </li></ul></ul>At our CORE 150 Coastal Victories by 2010
  5. 6. 25 Years of Surfing Activism <ul><ul><li>Surfrider Foundation is completely volunteer-run at local chapter level - renew your membership and get involved today! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. What We’ll Cover <ul><li>Surfrider Background </li></ul>How to Get Involved with the Chapter Water Quality 101
  7. 8. <ul><li>Beach Closures </li></ul><ul><li>TMDL – Total Maximum Daily Load </li></ul><ul><li>Heal the Bay Report Card </li></ul>
  8. 9. Watershed
  9. 10. Stormdrains <ul><li>Urban runoff is the number one source of pollution in the Santa Monica Bay and contributes to more than 80% of ocean pollution </li></ul>
  10. 11. Sewage vs. Runoff
  11. 12. SMURRF <ul><li>SMURRF – Santa Monica Urban Runoff Recycling Facility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treats and recylces runoff for landscaping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operates during the dry season (April – October) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Captures runoff from Pier and Pico-Kenter Stormdarins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>500,000 gallons per day (4% of city’s water use) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Water Conservation <ul><li>1/3 of energy used in CA is used to move water around the state </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 30% of our water is flushed down the toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Average Californian uses 100 gallons/day (compared to 5 gallons per person/day in developing countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Water required to produce 1 lb of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lettuce: 23 gallons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat: 25 gallons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beef : 5,214 gallons </li></ul></ul>DID YOU KNOW? 1 lb of beef = the same amount of water for one person’s showers for a year
  13. 14. What Can You Do? <ul><li>RUNOFF PREVENTION </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t litter and pick up the litter that you see (One a Day) </li></ul><ul><li>Fix fluid leaks on your cars </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use weed killers </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up pet waste! </li></ul><ul><li>Put your cigarette butts where they belong </li></ul><ul><li>CONSERVATION </li></ul><ul><li>PENCIL- Use as little water as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Take shorter showers and capture water as you wait for it to warm up </li></ul><ul><li>Install water saving devices – low flow toilet, aerators, high efficiency washer (WaterSense) </li></ul><ul><li>TURN OFF THE TAP when doing dishes, brushing teeth, etc! </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your sprinklers aren’t watering the pavement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water in the early morning to prevent waste due to evaporation and wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t overwater the lawn (in fact, get rid of your lawn and plant drought tolerant/native) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t wash your own car. Try to use commercial car washes because they contain and recycle their water (most of the time) If you must wash your car, use a bucket and wash it on non paved areas (grass or gravel) or use a waterless car wash EcoTouch, LuckyEarth) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a broom instead of a hose to clean the sidewalks – Did you know it is illegal to hose sidewalks and driveways in LA? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your family, friends and neighbors </li></ul>
  14. 16. What We’ll Cover <ul><li>Surfrider Background </li></ul>How to Get Involved with the Chapter Water Quality 101
  15. 17. West LA/Malibu Chapter <ul><li>Represent approximately 31 miles of coastal environment from the Los Angeles and Ventura County Line to Ballona Creek, including all inland cities. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Chapter Goals & Programs <ul><ul><li>The West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter is focused on achieving a cleaner ocean in 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our programs include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education Committee / Teach & Test </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Task Forces (Legacy Park, Santa Monica…) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rise Above Plastics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beach Cleanup / Clean Your Space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ocean Friendly Gardens </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 20. l e a r n s a m p l e t e s t e d u c a t e a c t i v a t e
  18. 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJuDVN0XvPU a c t i v a t e & e d u c a t e
  19. 23. More than 93 billion plastic water containers are thrown away each year in the US. That’s enough to reach to the moon and back 38 times.  National Geographic
  20. 25. All of this (more than a half-pound of plastic) was removed from the stomach of an albatross, a large sea bird
  21. 26. Less than 1% of plastic bags are recycled. Instead, they end up in the ocean, where animals mistake them for food or become trapped in them.
  22. 27. <ul><li>http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html </li></ul>
  23. 28. What Can We Do? <ul><li>Bring your own… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bag (grocery, mall, farmers market) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water bottle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cups (coffee, parties) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think twice (and ask others, nicely) to join </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask the waiter to wrap in foil instead of styrofoam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage your favorite restaurant to carry paper instead of styro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your grocer not to wrap things in plastic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Throw a beach/neighborhood clean up party (organize a street clean up) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or just pick up three pieces of trash each time you are out </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share what you’ve learned </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell your friends and family, city council, government officials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support Surfrider efforts to ban the plastic bag through out Los Angeles </li></ul>REDUCE ● REUSE ● RECYCLE ● REFUSE ● RETHINK
  24. 29. Beach Cleanups In 2008, our beach cleanup committee mobilized 1200 Volunteers at 19 beach cleanups to remove a total of 550 FULL bags of trash from our beaches.
  25. 30. Beach Cleanups Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter 2009
  26. 31. Beach Cleanups Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter 2009
  27. 32. Beach Cleanups Surfrider Foundation West Los Angeles / Malibu Chapter 2009
  28. 33. Street Cleanups <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding upon the beach cleanup concept, our first chapter “street” cleanup was organized in Silverlake on December 6, 2008. The simple message to all: </li></ul></ul>
  29. 34. Street Cleanups
  30. 35. West Los Angeles/Malibu Task Forces Task Force Director: Vanessa Meier
  31. 36. What is a Task Force?     Groups that investigate chronic water quality issues at area beaches.   These small groups focus in on specific problems, allowing them to act effectively and to make lasting improvements at their beach.
  32. 37. Current Task Forces <ul><ul><li>Topanga Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Santa Monica Pier Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Malibu Legacy Park Task Force </li></ul></ul>
  33. 38. 112 7 Ballona Creek 3 0 Windward Ave 3 0 Brooks Ave 2 0 922 Rose Ave 3 1 196 Ashland Ave 14 1 6658 Pico-Kenter 192 44 84 Santa Monica Pier 17 9 587 Wilshire Blvd 23 44 625 Montana Ave 9 1 299 Santa Monica Canyon 2007 2006 (Acres) Violations Violations Watershed Site Name Why the Santa Monica Pier?
  34. 39. “ Ponding” Images from Heal the Bay
  35. 40. Santa Monica Pier Storm Drain
  36. 41. Malibu Legacy Park Task Force <ul><ul><li>More than 80% of Malibu is on septic tanks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effluents can leak out of tanks and pass through to the groundwater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washes to ocean. </li></ul></ul>
  37. 42. Malibu Legacy Park
  38. 43. Interested? <ul><ul><li>Join a current Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start a new Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell us about problems at your beach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join us at City Council meetings </li></ul></ul>
  39. 44. Ocean Friendly Gardens