Rally to oppose drilling in Santa Barbara County

For anyone interested… there is a rally in Santa Maria at 5PM TOMORROW to oppose oil drilling expansion in Santa Barabra County! Grab a group of friends to carpool, create some signs, and make a positive impact within our community! Check out the rally event page for more details!

Water Quality Update

Our Blue Water Task Force has now resumed water quality testing! Results are showing that all spots besides Goleta Pier are looking very clean! Goleta Pier’s readings are likely showing high levels of bacteria since the area was tested earlier in the week during the rain we received. We are expecting more rain this week and we would like to remind everyone that the state recommends a 72 hour waiting period following a rain event.

A link to the full report can be found here: https://islavista.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/

Surfrider Blog Posts

Welcome back to Isla Vista everyone! Two very exciting posts were added to the Surfrider blog including an activist spotlight on our very own IV Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) Chair, Jacob Bider, and a post highlighting our OFG composting program! Use the link in our profile to check out each of these blog posts and learn more about our composting efforts throughout Isla Vista as well as all the work Jacob has done for our chapter!h

Activist Spotlight: Jacob Bider with the Isla Vista Chapter’s Ocean Friendly Gardens Program

During my second year at UCSB, I chose to involve myself with the Surfrider Foundation for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons I got involved was because I noticed that many students in Isla Vista did not have the opportunity to compost their food waste from home, and I felt that Surfrider would be an appropriate platform to help me solve this problem.

New Ocean Friendly Garden Composting Program in Isla Vista, CA

As Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Gardens program turns 10 this year, it’s amazing to see the direction that our chapters have taken this program to make their communities more sustainable and Ocean Friendly.

Surfrider Blog Posts

Welcome back to Isla Vista everyone! Two very exciting posts were added to the Surfrider blog including an activist spotlight on our very own IV Surfrider Ocean Friendly Gardens (OFG) Chair, Jacob Bider, and a post highlighting our OFG composting program! Use the links below to check out each of these blog posts and learn more about our composting efforts throughout Isla Vista as well as all the work Jacob has done for our chapter!

https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/activist-spotlight-jacob-bider-with-the-isla-vista-chapters-ocean-friendly

https://www.surfrider.org/coastal-blog/entry/new-ocean-friendly-garden-composting-program-in-isla-vista-ca

Water Quality Testing

With the upcoming holidays, water quality testing will resume during the first week of winter quarter (January 7th). In the meantime, if you’re traveling home for winter break make sure to check your local chapters water quality results through their Blue Water Task Force! Hope everyone has a happy and healthy break and rest of the holiday season!

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