Surfrider Making Waves on South Texas Beaches
Mar 30, 2018 05:00AM
By: Julieta Hernandez Photos by: Rachel Benavides
Don’t mess with Texas beaches, is the mantra of the Surfrider Foundation, a movement where local surfer activists are able to find their voices. After witnessing the mass plastic pollution plaguing the ocean’s ecosystem, the grassroots organization started bringing attention to the cause through perseverance and direct action.
“If you’re using less waste when eating, you’ll have less waste on the beaches,” explains Holly Thomas, Outreach Coordinator of the local Surfrider team. This is how the foundation introduces the Ocean Friendly Restaurant program, which aims to “focus on one restaurant, one customer at a time.” This plan calls attention to how restaurant products, such as Styrofoam cups and plastic straws, have begun drastically affecting marine stability.
NEXT MEETING: MONDAY, APRIL 30th, 2018 FROM 6-8 PM
LOCATION: ROOM 1003, NATURAL RESOURCES CENTER, TAMUCC
SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE FILM “THE SMOG OF THE SEA”
DISCUSSION OF UPCOMING EVENTS AND AGENDA TOPICS
*April 7th “Earth Day Bay Day” 10AM-5PM: Heritage Park, Downtown Corpus Christi
*April 21st “Adopt-A-Beach Beach Clean Up” 8AM-12PM: Padre Bali Park
*April 21st “Science Saturday” 10AM-4PM TXCBC Speaking @1PM: Del Mar College, Garcia Science Building
*April 21st “Celebrating Earth Art Exhibition” 6PM-10PM: The Exchange
*April 22nd Earth Day @ Threads 12PM-6PM
*April 25th “Jack Johnson @ 360 Amphitheater”: Austin Texas
*April 30th Monthly Meeting 6PM-8PM: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi NRC
The Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Foundation would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous donations to our annual TXCBC Christmas party/fundraiser held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. All funds raised go toward supporting our Chapter’s current programs.
Donors listed in alphabetical order:
American Wine Connections
Benjamin’s Surf & Skate
Black Dog Sweets
Gill Landscape Nursery
Harte Research Institute
Island Day Spa
Island Time Sushi
Lorelei Brewing Co.
Pat & George Gardiner
Shelia Rogers Fine Art
Texas State Aquarium
Texas Surf Camps
The Nuss Family
Tropical Fish Haven
Wind & Wave Water Sports