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
September 27, 2011

Pensacola Committee Update

Unfortunately, it seems that the Pensacola Planning Committee is no longer meeting at this time. If you are interested in seeing this start up again, please contact the Regional Manager- ecanales@surfrider.org

However, we are still seeking local members to volunteer with us at the Surfrider Foundation Booth at the DeLuna Fest in Pensacola Beach October 14-16.  Please contact the Regional Manager ecanales@surfrider.org if you would like to sign up.

May 16, 2011

Paddle Fundraiser to Help the Gulf

Many of you may remember Margo Pellegrino for her paddle from Miami to Maine a couple of years ago to raise awareness for our oceans. Well she is at it again…along the entire Jersey coastline. She is traveling with a Stand Up Paddle Board this time. Why is this news for us you ask….She is doing this to help the Emerald Coast Chapter raise funds to continue the oil testing in the gulf.

To find out more Click Here to learn more and donate.

April 11, 2011

First Video from Phase II Oil Testing Event

March 18, 2011

March Committee Meeting Minutes

Pensacola Planning Committee Minutes

March, 9 2011

Amanda shared the minutes of the Emerald Coast Chapter meeting held March 8, 2011 (see the minutes of the EC Chapter for details). She supplied the group with the “Out of Sight Does Not Make it Right” brochures that included the observations and photos of the first round.

Upcoming events include:

Power Up Energy Conference Pensacola Beach April 10

Regional Conference St. Pete April 16 & 17

Turtle Fest Event in Gulfplace April 30

International Surfing Day is June 20th.  Ideas for a local event will be considered in the next few months.

We will try to have a member attend the EC Chapter Meeting next month. It has been suggested we might want to explore setting up virtual meetings.

Concerns about communication were reviewed. Those in attendance were reminded to register. http://emeraldcoast.surfrider.org and to link to their Facebook page. Susan will follow up with Ericka on the current email list.

There was a discussion about the formal steps of forming a chapter and executive committee. To ensure that everyone interested is informed and able to contact the group about participation, it was decided to table a more thorough discussion and decision until the next meeting. Packets were distributed that included the description of the various positions.

Susan updated the group on turtle ordinances in the area.  Gulf Shores, AL has an ordinance in place. The city of Orange Beach is currently drafting an ordinance to submit based on the Gulf Shores plan. Larry Ellis has been assigned the task of writing the draft and Susan will be following up with him and working with him on this effort.

The next meeting will be on April 12th, at 7:00 PM in the Boardroom at Ozone Pizza in Pensacola, FL.

February 11, 2011

Pensacola Planning Committee Feb Meeting Minutes

The wednesday night meeting was a great success with over 15 people attending and a wonderful presentation by Rip Kirby.A number of people are interested in the Executive Committee positions. If you are interested please email pensacola@surfrider.org to let us know.

Click Here to see the meeting minutes.

In addition, other topics to be covered at the next meeting:
1. Steps to form a chapter
2. Possible endeavors (and priotization of):
Sea Oat planting
Turtle Ordinances
Sediment/water sampling
Beach cleanup
Other tabling events

Next meeting is wednesday March 9th @ 7pm at O’Zone Pizza Pub.

February 9, 2011

Pensacola Chapter Planning Committee Meeting

In light of the spill and damage to the recreation community an effort is in effect to start a new chapter in this area. If you are in this area please attend to find out how you can help coordinate this effort.

When: MONDAY, NOV. 29; 7 – 8pm Where: Sidelines Restaurant (outside coverage area) 2 Via De Luna Drive Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2004 (850) 934-3660 www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com

Agenda: Meet and Greet to formulate new chapter For additional info please contact the Regional Manager edavanzo@surfrider.org.