Archive for November, 2012

Remaining concerns over the Water Purchase Agreement, Nov 29th is way too soon!

November 27th, 2012

The Surfrider Foundation, California Coastal Protection Network, and Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation just published a detailed letter articulating the unresolved concerns regarding the proposed Carlsbad desalination plant, which urges the County Water Authority to delay the vote until… more »


November 26th, 2012

As part of our efforts to review and comment on the draft Water Purchase Agreement (WPA), one of our partner organizations contracted with a highly respected and independent financial consulting firm, AC Consulting, to prepare an independent and… more »

Help Us Celebrate Our Volunteers and the Holidays

November 26th, 2012

Help us celebrate our volunteers and the holidays at our Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party on Wednesday, December 19th from 7-10pm at the Hard Rock Cafe. Complimentary appetizers and beverages from 7-9pm. Music provided by the Paul Cannon Band…. more »

We need you December 5th for a big vote on the Solana Beach LCP!

November 21st, 2012

In March, the California Coastal Commission approved Solana Beach’s draft Local Coastal Plan (LCP), including a 20-year sunset clause on seawall permits and a timeline to complete the much anticipated “Land Lease and Recreation Fee”, which was a HUGE… more »

Time is running out for the Carlsbad desal plant; take action now!

November 21st, 2012

WE NEED YOU on November 29th! After years of fighting the proposed Carlsbad desalination plant, it all comes down to a vote next week so we need your support!   The County Water Authority is scheduled to vote… more »

Action Alerts, sign them now!

November 21st, 2012

ACTION ALERT : Last month, over 350 of you told the entire county water board to vote “NO!” for desal. Now we’re asking you to tell our local City planners too. We thought the following story might illustrate our… more »

2013 Beach Cleanup Schedule

November 21st, 2012

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and San Diego Coastkeeper coordinate cleanups several times each month. Typically, we clean up a North County beach (Oceanside to Torrey Pines) on the second Saturday, Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on… more »

Join Us for a Hot Buttered Run

November 19th, 2012

Join us for a Hot Buttered Run on Sunday, December 16th from 8am-12pm at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter! This fun filled… more »

Deal to Create Water Desalination Plant Leaves Ratepayers Holding the Bag

November 19th, 2012

Deal to Create Water Desalination Plant Leaves Ratepayers Holding the Bag Developer, Water Authority Pushing for Approval Before Full Costs to Local Agencies are Known The San Diego County Water Authority is pushing its members to approve a… more »

The Carlsbad-Poseidon Water Purchase Agreement: At Least One HUGE Risk Assessment Short

November 16th, 2012

The San Diego County Water Authority is considering a “Water Purchase Agreement” (WPA) to buy the water produced by the proposed Poseidon ocean desalination project. The WPA is extremely long and complex. But at its core are assurances… more »