Ohana Day 2011 a Success!

Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Surfrider Foundation Hosts Ohana Day in Seal Beach, CA.

The Huntington Beach/Seal Beach Surfrider Foundation Chapter hosted Ohana “Family” Day on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Seal Beach. It was a fun-filled beach day bringing friends and families out to the beaches for relaxation, fun and environmental education, just in time for Earth Day.

The Local HB/SB Chapter had plenty of volunteers on hand to talk about simple things we can all do in our own homes to improve water quality at our beaches. In addition, families took advantage of free surf lessons courtesy of M&M Surf School and learned about ways to reduce ocean pollution and protect endangered species from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Green Peace, Foam EZ-Westminster, California Surf Club, Vitamin Water, Harbor Surfboards, and Lokahi Outrigger Paddling were some of the other organizations represented at the event. There was a raffle featuring merchandise from a variety of supporting vendors in the beach communities, including Spaghettini, Aquarium of the Pacific, The River’s End Restaurant, Vitamin Water, Western Credit Union and more.

The HB/SB Surfrider Chapter is looking forward to having more of these events in the future and helping to create environmental awareness in the community. The chapter has developed a number of programs such as beach cleanups, water quality testing, creating ocean-friendly gardens, elementary education and a “Butts Out” campaign to reduce the number of cigarette butt litter on our streets and beaches. All of these programs were featured at Ohana Day – which was a great opportunity for people to get involved.

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The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.

We are looking forward to next year!

For more info visit: www.hsbsurfrider.org

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