Emerald Coast Chapter

We are the beach people. The surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, fishermen, swimmers, beach runners, and walkers. We are activists who want to protect the ocean environment, and our access to it! The ocean and beaches are our playground! More Details
February 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

Surfrider’s Next Phase Of Beach Soil Testing Is Underway!

In our effort to protect the beaches, Surfrider is teaming up with geologist Rip Kirby. Our volunteers will assist in sample collection and resources for a comprehensive testing program. We will provide a “State of the Beach” report after careful analysis of soil, both onshore and underwater just offshore. Analysis will include targeting with high power UV light, GC/MS analysis and Isotope identification. This will provide excellent detection, toxic analysis, and positive ID to the Deep Water Horizon disaster. Volunteers will be needed to spot, dig, sample, label, and report. Contact Surfrider if you would like to help in any way!

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  1. [...] Surfrider’s Next Phase Of Beach Soil Testing Is Underway! — Surfrider Foundation Emerald Coa… In our effort to protect the beaches, Surfrider is teaming up with geologist Rip Kirby. Our volunteers will assist in sample collection and resources for a comprehensive testing program. We will provide a “State of the Beach” report after careful analysis of soil, both onshore and underwater just offshore. Analysis will include targeting with high power UV light, GC/MS analysis and Isotope identification. This will provide excellent detection, toxic analysis, and positive ID to the Deep Water Horizon disaster. Volunteers will be needed to spot, dig, sample, label, and report. Contact Surfrider if you would like to help in any way! [...]