Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project 5/12/2012

April 19, 2012
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Barefoot Invite

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its sixth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America “barefoot friendly.”  In 2012, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of...

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Supreme Court kills Texas tradition of open beaches on West Galveston

April 4, 2012
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Carol Severance's house in Bermuda Beach Subdivision, Galveston. Septic tanks on the beach, a Texas tradition that has been endorsed by our state Supreme Court. PHOTO: Ellis Pickett

In case you haven’t heard, the Open Beaches Act has been gutted, and a constitutional amendment along with centuries of tradition have been tossed aside by the Texas Supreme Court. To stay up to date on issues you can join the group Occupy the Texas Coast!, and here is the press release from the Texas...

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City of Austin Unanimously Approves Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

March 3, 2012
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Starting with a very late night discussion and early morning vote, on March 2nd, the city council unanimously approved the single use plastic bag ban that has been hotly debated over the past year.  The ordinance goes into effect on March 1, 2013 and unlike some previous proposals there will be no interim fee...

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The Pablo Cruz Ping Pong Classic

February 21, 2012
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We are excited to announce that Wahoo’s Fish Taco and Ticketbud are throwing an amazing event this Sunday, February 26th, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Surfrider Foundation Central Texas Chapter. The Pablo Cruz Classic will be one for the ages, and you can view all of the details and RSVP for the...

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Pictures and Recap: Lady Bird Lake Cleanup – 2/11/12

February 16, 2012
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Surfrider Central Texas Chapter - Cleanup Before and After

Despite freezing temperatures (literally 32 degrees outside at the start of the cleanup), we had a great turnout for our first Lady Bird Lake Cleanup for 2012! The lake was very dirty, and our volunteers took tons of trash from the water and up and down the trails. We would like to thank all...

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Ever wonder what to do with all that ‘Styrofoam’ packing material

January 24, 2012
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One of the biggest mantras of the Surfrider Foundation is reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Today it is very easy to send most recyclable products on their way to a collection depot (after which it is generally out of the average consumers hands); it is a bit more difficult and usually requires a fairly creative...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Lady Bird Lake Cleanup – Saturday February 11th

January 24, 2012
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From December's Cleanup - Courtesy of Keep Austin Beautiful

What better way to show your love for Austin than participating in our first cleanup of the new year? Join the Surfrider Foundation Central Texas Chapter along with hundreds of volunteers as they have a rewarding morning searching high and low for every last bit of trash and getting to know other lake enthusiasts. ...

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Texas surfers – Help Create a New Surf Break in Texas!

January 6, 2012
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We need your help. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is considering construction of a 1000′ pier on the Bolivar Peninsula. In the past you might have caught some nice waves near High Island at Meacom’s Pier (formerly called Shorty’s Longest Pier). Hurricane Ike badly damaged every pier on the North Texas coast. The...

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Looking for a great year in 2012!

January 4, 2012
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Surfrider Central Texas is one of a few inland chapters affiliated with Surfrider Foundation.  That means we have somewhat unique challenges — and opportunities.  Meeting those opportunities, and overcoming the challenges, depends on member involvement.   Our chapter cannot make the contribution we should make based on the time and energy of just a few...

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