Call for Coastal Homeowner Groups
We are aware of several homeowner groups along the coast, but we would like to update our list and add coastal homeowner groups to our database so we can eventually link up organizations to support or oppose statutes, budget items, regulations, etc. Homeowner groups along the coast should be organized and we want to help facilitate that process.
Add “Congratulations to our friends who manage Bolsa Chica Lagoon on their 25th anniversary.
Our WAVE editor is taking a much-needed vacation next week, so the WAVE will not be published next week. Check back with us Friday, August 7.
Forget about "The Donald" for a minute (we know how hard that is) and soak in (pun intended) some good news for a change. This morning, Refugio State Beach was cleared by California State Parks to reopen at noon July 17. State Parks and members of the Unified Command (see logos below) completed a site assessment of the state beach and deemed it safe for all recreational activities, including swimming, camping and fishing.
Non-state park areas to the east/south of Refugio State Beach will remain closed as cleanup work continues and the public is asked to avoid those areas. Refugio State Beach is located 20 miles West of Santa Barbara on Highway 101 at Refugio Road. More information on the beach is available here, call (805) 585-1850 or send an email message to email@example.com.
Currently, the SoCal WaterSmart program offers rebates on high-efficiency toilets starting at $100. Funding is limited, and you have to qualify. Go to
socalwatersmart.com for information.
Stay tuned for information about a symposium CalCoast and its allies will hold this fall in the Inland Empire (tentatively scheduled for Oct 20-21 in Ontario, CA), focusing on the drought and climate change and the mechanics of updating LCPs and General Plans, as well as how to deal with relevant statutes and regulations. Coastal Symposium 15 focused on the science of climate change, but due to popular demand, and the high profile climate change and the drought have in the news (see below), the Drought Symposium 15 will be more focused on implementation and adaptation plans from experts involved in the process. A call for presentations will be circulated soon.If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor for Drought Symposium 15, please send a message to Gracie Parisi, CalCoast's COO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of any conflicts from other events this October, please let us know. And stay tuned!
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Clean Water Rule, which would restore the Clean Water Act's protections to many of our nation's streams, rivers and wetlands -- sources of drinking water for 117 million Americans. The rule also provides an annual benefit of $388-514 million by reducing flooding, filtering pollution, providing wildlife habitats, supporting hunting and fishing, and recharging groundwater. More than 800,000 Americans called on the EPA to finalize the strongest possible Clean Water Rule. EPA’s announcement and articles about the new Clean Water Rule have been posted below.
The California Coastal Commission recently discussed its legislative program. The staff report is available online here.
The California Shore and Beach Preservation Association (CSBPA) is holding a two-day conference on the future of the California Coast at Rockaway Beach, Pacifica. To receive updates and registration information, email email@example.com. To discuss the workshop, contact Bob Battalio, CSPBA Northern California Vice President at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-262-2313.
CSBPA is the state chapter of the non-profit American Shore and Beach
Preservation. Founded in 1926, the ASBPA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that
advocates for healthy coastlines by promoting the integration of
science, policies and actions that maintain, protect and enhance the
coasts of America. For more information on ASBPA, go to www.asbpa.orgor find it on Facebook or Twitter.
I try to keep my posts positive and upbeat (except for the drought and the recent oil spill up north), but I just went through some mail and I received not one, but TWO thick catalogues from "Paper Source." First of all, I have no idea how I ended up on their mailing list and if they have my address, they probably have my email address. I hate SPAM, but not as much as wasting resources and screwing with the environment. Most importantly, why are they wasting paper (I've seen the process - lots of trees, water, and other precious resources, not to mention the chemicals) and fuel to deliver the catalogues to the USPS, then having the USPS deliver their environmentally unsound catalogues by truck? BTW: who the #$%& buys stuff from catalogues anymore? BOYCOTT PAPER SOURCE AND TELL THEM WHY: email@example.com