Public beach access is a universal right…
Beach access is the ability to reach the sand and surf. It is the means of entry to our oceans, waves and beaches.
Surfrider Foundation promotes the right of low-impact, free and open access to the world’s waves and beaches for all people. Beaches are one of the most popular public resources. Because individuals need access to beaches in order to enjoy them, Surfrider Foundation acts to protect the right of access.
Special Places on Vancouver Island: Jordan River
As of December 2012, The Point at Jordan River and nearby lands are officially a CRD park. Surfrider donated $4740.00 to the total purchase cost of $9.945 M, as the folks at the CRD said…
“Every bit helps!”
Stay tuned for more information about community consultations about the new park lands at Jordan River.
SFVI would like to thank those businesses in Victoria who are leading the change!
The following businesses do not have plastic bags:
- Ten Ways To Rise Above Plastics Here are ten easy things you can do to reduce your 'plastic footprint' and help keep plastics out of the marine environment: 1. Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water. Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices. Buy a "Karma Bag" from Sitka, Ht0 or Coastline. 2. Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other 'disposable' plastics. Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq's, potlucks or take-out restaurants. 3. Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box that includes a thermos. 4. Bring your to-go mug with you to the coffee shop, smoothie shop or restaurants that let you use them. A great wat to reduce lids, plastic cups and/or plastic-lined cups. 5. Go digital! No need for plastic cds, dvds and jewel cases when you can buy your music and videos online. 6. Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on. 7. Recycle. If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics. Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates. 8. Volunteer at a beach cleanup. Surfrider Foundation Chapters often hold cleanups monthly or more frequently. 9. Support plastic bag bans, polystyrene foam bans and bottle recycling bills. Spread the word. Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to Rise Above Plastics!