SOS News & Events
Want To Be an Ocean Champion in your Community?
Join the next class of Sanctuary Steward docents! Sanctuary Stewards come from all walks of life and are the core volunteer force of Save Our Shores. We would not be able to manage without them! Applications for the 2013 class of Sanctuary Stewards are now being accepted and the training course begins in February. Apply online today!
- Read about Dee's experience as a Steward
- Hear from Nancy Connelly, Sanctuary Steward
- Hear Ronn Rygg's story on how he became a Steward
3,491 Volunteers Remove Over 8 Tons of Pollution During Annual Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties!
The largest volunteer effort on the planet hit Monterey Bay on September 15 and it was a huge success, thanks to all of you!
This year's Coastal Cleanup Day brought 3,491 volunteers together at over 70 cleanup sites throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties to prevent 16,827 lbs. of pollution and debris from trashing our Sanctuary and littering our communities.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, Site Captains, Supporting Businesses, Sponsors, supporters, and local business, school, church and civic groups who made this year's Coastal Cleanup Day such a monumental success for ocean conservation!
SOS Steps in to Keep State Beaches Clean Despite Cutbacks
The State Park funding fiasco continues for our local State Beaches, but that hasn't stopped Save Our Shores Donors from protecting their favorite beaches! Thanks to the help of our ocean-loving community, SOS was able to purchase six Pollution Preventions signs with attached trash and Mutt Mitt bag dispensers to install at Twin Lakes and Seabright Beaches.
The signs encourage visitors to pack their trash and take stewardship of our State Beaches into their own two hands.
Tsunami Debris Hits the West Coast - What you Should Know
In anticipation of tsunami debris washing up on our local beaches, Save Our Shores recently created an addition to our data collection that will track tsunami debris found during beach and river cleanups.
If you happen to encounter tsunami debris:
- Be safe, use common sense, and follow general safety rules.
- If you don't know what it is, please don't touch it.
- If it appears hazardous, contact the authorities.
- Report items or debris accumulations to email@example.com with as much information as possible.
How to Meet the California Challenge to Protect your Shores
Did you hear the news? We need to reclaim $100,000 in state and federal funding that was cut from our programs for 2012. This means your favorite non-profit needs your support more than ever before! Please help!
DONATE today to keep your local beaches clean, your Sanctuary protected, and your school children education about the marine ecosystem.
ACT NOW to meet the California Challenge!
SOS In the News
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News from SOS
Calendar of Events
- Monthly Beach Cleanups
- Private & School Cleanups
- Adopt-a-Beach Cleanups
- Meet the Beach Adopters
- Earth Day
- July 4th & 5th
- Annual Coastal Cleanup Day
- Cleanup Calendar
Special Projects & Internships
- To Volunteer for Special Projects or inquire about Internships, email firstname.lastname@example.org