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
Surfrider is all about grassroots volunteering, that means getting people involved in activities and outreach in our local community and state, and helping them take the lead on creating change! There’s always something you can do to help, and if you have a good idea or know of an opportunity, let us know. For volunteer opportunities contact Mike Sturdivant or Susan Forsyth.
We are actively looking for new members for our Executive Committee, and need new committee members to help lead beach cleanups, plan social events, or implement any other ideas you might have!
The federal government has proposed new offshore drilling for oil off the Atlantic coast. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Draft Five Year Drilling Program includes plans for oil drilling in the Mid- and South Atlantic, as well as the Arctic Ocean. New offshore drilling would pollute our oceans and cause major impacts to marine wildlife including whales, dolphins, and fish populations. Tell BOEM that we don’t need another Deepwater Horizon on the Atlantic Coast! No to new oil and gas drilling and expanded seismic testing in the Atlantic! Click here to send in your comments!