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San Diego County Chapter

Campaigns

Campaigns define us.

Campaigns define us as an organization. They are how we protect our special coastal places, ensure our ocean is healthy and wild, keep pollution out of the water and make sure every beach is clean and accessible for all to enjoy. Each and every campaign has a defined beginning, middle and end.

Surfrider Foundation, as a national organization, has had over 500 victories since we started counting in 2006.  

Surfrider Foundation San Diego has led the charge and/or been a part of a number of those victories. Here are a few highlights: 

SAVE TRESTLES

A soaring example of how we fight to protect the coastline.

During the course of this 20+ year campaign, Surfrider activists fought tirelessly to Save Trestles and one of the last clean watersheds in Southern California from being destroyed by a toll road development – and we won.


SEAWALLS

Lynch v. California Coastal Commission

On July 6, 2017, the California Supreme Court Ruled for Coastal Commission in the Lynch Seawall Case.

 

 

SAN DIEGO PLASTIC BAG BAN

Our volunteer-led policy team at work

On July 2016, San Diego City Council voted 6-3 to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets.

 

 

ENCINITAS POLYSTYRENE FOOD SERVICE BAN

A true community effort

Encinitas City Council banned expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food service items at restaurants. City facilities and city-sponsored events are also prohibited from using EPS foam.