Archive for June, 2010

Great Video from Hands Across The Sand in Montauk

June 30th, 2010

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State Park General Plan Prohibited Seawall in 1983, City Complains in 2010

June 30th, 2010

Encinitas tried to get a seawall approved and funded by taxpayers at Beacon’s Beach. They spent $500,000 to study it. They produced a Draft EIR that said the impacts of the seawall would block access to the beach… more »

San Diego’s residents will pay more for water AND electricity if we use desal.

June 29th, 2010

There’s a great article online in the Huffington Post about how desalination is not the answer for those of us responsible for water management planning.  The author, Peter Hanlon, makes a great point about how much energy is used…. more »

Next Monthly Tijuana River Action Network Meeting

June 29th, 2010

Next Monthly Tijuana River Action Network Meeting (every last Wednesday) – Wednesday June 30th at 6:00pm – Tijuana Estuary Training Center 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932. Cross-border collaboration to address the conservation and restoration of the… more »

Environmental Issues Hurting Communities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

June 29th, 2010

By Regina Ip The United States and Mexico share a 2000-mile border where a population of 9 million is growing more than twice as fast as the populations of U.S. and Mexico. Despite this growing population, the border… more »

State of the Spill – Week 10

June 29th, 2010

Spill Size/Extent Size: 76,440,000 gallons (70 days) Note: Surfrider’s estimate of the spill volume is based on a rate of 26,000 barrels per day. The most recent estimate of the continuing rate of the oil gusher is between… more »

Support AB1998 to ban plastic bags in California!

June 28th, 2010

We are very close to having a bag ban passed in California. This would be HUGE for CA and the USA. Please help by: 1. Contact your senator. Click on this link:http://shar.es/mjKBito email your senator. 2. Take a… more »

RAP Sponsored Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Series July 1rst

June 28th, 2010

CCEFS(Cottonwood Creek Environmental Film Series ) is Thursday, 8pm in Encinitas at the Smog Test Station on Coast Hwy 101. This is the 3rd year that RAP has sponsored a night of DEMA’s(Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association) event with… more »

Rise Above Plastics Day

June 28th, 2010

First Annual Rise Above Plastics Day celebration in Cardiff and Ocean Beach on Wednesday 6/30. The two special events will be from 4-6pm at Patagonia in Cardiff (2185 San Elijo Ave.) and the Ocean Beach People’s Organic Food… more »

No Seawall at Beacon’s

June 28th, 2010

In 2001, California State Parks awarded a grant to the city of Encinitas to protect the bluff and parking area. The city went forward with plans to build a seawall, but were cautioned by the state to design… more »