The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places. Some of the First Coast’s recent victories include stopping access restrictions to Huguenot Memorial Park and Hanna Park and securing public access in Ponte Vedra. Right now the First Coast is actively engaged in a number of campaigns. Follow the links below to learn more and please contact us to find out how you can get involved!
South Atlantic Seismic Surveys: Our chapters in the South and Mid-Atlantic regions are opposing a proposal by the Department of Interior (DOI) to conduct seismic surveys on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to assess potential oil & gas resources. The proposed surveys will employ loud and damaging technologies and are intended to set the stage for future energy development off the east coast. The DOI released a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and held a public comment period during the summer of 2012. A final decision is expected in the fall of 2013.