Testify, Testify!! Bicoastal Influence...
This past Thursday the Surfrider Foundation testified on both coasts in support of issues near and dear to us.
Mara Dias, Water Quality Coordinator, spoke in DC to the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment regarding the reauthorization of the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act (BEACH Act). According to the Press Release the reauthorization will provide more funding for states to test beaches and look for the sources of pollution, as well as for developing rapid testing methods. Mara also spoke the previous week to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
On the same day the South Orange County Chapter Chair and Vice Chair, Rick Erkeneff and Brian Alper, accompanied Save Trestles Coordinator Stefanie Sekich to a meeting of the California Coastal Commission (CCC). Their goal was to provide information on Trestles and the proposed Toll Road to the Commissioners in preparation for an upcoming hearing in October. The crew provided customized tickets valid for one surf lesson at Trestles. Several commissioners have already taken them up on the offer.
Great job on everyone's behalf!!
Asst. Enviromental Director