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
March 25, 2009

Florida Legislative Session

On 24 March 09 activists from several chapters appeared before a house committee on Natural resources in support of bill 527, the beach access bill.
We also visited the legislative offices of both representatives and senators who sit on committees that will be discussing the bill next.
We also appeared before the senate committee on environmental preservation in support of a bill to preserve Florida’s coral reefs.
It was a successful effort on our part, as both bills passed their respective committees and move forward.
I would encourage any of you to get involved in this process. It is our purpose, Our reason for existence, it is our mission. You can have an opportunity to effect coastal policy, not just whine about the way things are!
If you would like to get active; email me at emeraldcoast@surfrider.org

March 6, 2009


Session Begins: Beach Access Bill Needs Your Calls The 2009 Legislative Session officially kicked off yesterday in Tallahassee. We need ALL SF members to take a moment and contact their House and Senate legislators to let them know you want them to support the Beach Access Bill ( Click to read Senate Bill 488 and House Bill 527).

Simply let them know how important this bill is to you, your family and friends. You can also refer them to and stay on top of the issue yourself at htttp://flbeachaccess.blogspot.com.