The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is the Surfrider Foundation’s water quality monitoring, education, and advocacy program. It is utilized by our Chapters and members to alert citizens and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions. BWTF has demonstrated success by raising public awareness of coastal water pollution levels and precipitating the establishment of state and local government water quality monitoring programs in many communities where the program has been implemented.
BWTF was established with the following objectives:
Our BWTF team samples 5 areas from the Isla Vista and UCSB coast. Samples are gathered on Thursdays and the water quality results are shared by Friday through this website and our social media platforms.
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Photos: Cali Brannan