Emerald Coast ChapterWe 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
There are currently several opportunities to support public beach access in Walton County. Show your support by testifying at the upcoming June 14th County Commission meeting, or sending a letter of support to the Commissioners, on the following Agenda items.
- Item 16-0826 – SUPPORT County entering into retainer agreement with independent counsel to assess recent quiet title actions of sandy beaches in Walton County.
- Item 16-0809 – SUPPORT County amending Chapter 22 of the Walton County Code of Ordinances (The Obstructions on the Beach Ordinance, preventing ropes, chains, signs on the beach), and support enforcement of the ordinance.
- Item 16-0854 – SUPPORT County purchasing the “Head and Harrell” sandy beach property at the Eastern Lake outfall beach access, for additional public beach access.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Walton Annex Room; 76 N. 6th Street DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
We have lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we need your help!
Beach Access Committee: Tired of no-trespassing signs on your beach? Then this is the committee for you! We’re working on improving beach access for everyone in the Emerald Coast area.
Chapter Executive Committee: Become a member of the leadership team! Positions on the Executive Committee include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator. Help grow the chapter, plan campaigns, organize events and build the future of the Emerald Coast Chapter!
Beach Cleanup Organizer: Do you have a passion for picking up plastic? We are looking for beach cleanup organizers. We’ll bring the gloves and buckets, you pick the beach and help get out the word!
If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!
It’s back to school time and we’re getting back to work after a great summer of sun and sand! We are actively recruiting volunteers to serve on committees and our Executive Committee. Please consider volunteering to help grow our chapter and our capacity!
The Surfrider Foundation’s Emerald Coast Chapter is partnering with knowledgeable and experienced coastal monitoring experts to bring you a first of its kind training session. Find out important information on endangered coastal species, beach pollution, coastal erosion, post-storm observations, and oil related impacts.
What: Beach monitoring training session
When: Saturday, July 18th, 9:30-11:00a.m.
Where: Perdido Key Visitor’s Center & Chamber of Commerce
15500 Perdido Key Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32507