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
On March 17, 2011, Mike Sturdivant, Chairperson of the Surfrider Foundation Emerald Coast Chapter presented the following material at the Natural Resource Damage Assessment meeting in Panama City. The NRDA determines the amount of injury to a resource. It then attempts to quantify the costs of restoring the resource or otherwise compensating for the loss. “Human Use” loss is one of many categories addressed. The Federal process takes years and likely will end up in court when BP refuses to comply, but it is the path to perhaps ever see some compensation for our lost beach use. The submitted proposals outlined below are only preliminary. If you have good ideas or really want to see one of these ideas happen, we need your help in creating the finished proposals!