Monday, March 1, 2010

Surfrider Europe

On Friday I was pleased to have the opportunity to host two staff members from Surfrider Europe, Nathalie VanDenBroek and Cendrine Templier, on a tour of the Ventura area. We visited Surfers Point, Sanjon drain, and Matilija Dam.

The Ventura River Ecosystem project is an example of many of the issues that Surfrider Foundation activists are dealing with around the world. Beach erosion and coastal management, water quality, and watershed issues are at the core of our work.

Surfrider Europe is working on similar campaigns. Their focus is on water quality, 'artificial coasts' (seawalls), and 'macro debris' (plastic in the ocean.)