We have had so many exciting things happen since our last post that I feel I must take it slow, to keep from overwhelming anyone or pulling a hamstring. So, instead of briefly describing a bunch of the wonderful things we have become involved in lately, I will tell you in more detail about one.
On a beautiful Saturday February 12, the PNS team headed up to Carlsbad, CA for the day to help clean the beach with the Surfrider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of our world’s oceans, waves, and beaches for the enjoyment of all. Surfrider was founded in 1984 by a group of environmentally conscious surfers in Malibu, CA and has since grown to 50,000 members with 90 chapters worldwide. Through activism, education, research and conservation, the foundation strives to inspire people to value and care for their coastal spaces.
As many of you may know, our whole team has become avid surfers and we have developed a love for the ocean through our time in the waves. We admire organizations like the Surfrider Foundation and want to help conserve the beaches that are such an integral part of our coastal beach communities in any way we can. Families, students, and community groups all came out to scour the sand for every piece of trash they could find, and everyone one of us was proud to be there to help. Plus, we got to catch some tasty waves afterward and enjoy the glassy water and warm sunshine!
We plan on continuing to work at beach clean ups and other events, and are also looking forward to exploring California’s coast with the Surfrider Foundation. Check out the photographic evidence below.