Shindig success!

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On Nov. 14, Surfrider Foundation’s Humboldt Chapter celebrated our first year of “reconstitution” with a few hundred of our friends in the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

While the chapter has been around for nearly 20 years, a drop in activity necessitated a concerted effort to get things going again in 2008. And get going they did! We’ve doubled our memberships, increased our funds tenfold, rebuilt the Jetty shower, cleaned beaches and a piece of U.S. Hwy. 101, promoted reusable bags and water bottles, and generally reached out on behalf of the North Coast’s ocean, waves and beaches.

In the works are improvements at Moonstone Beach and Camel Rock, as well as the establishment of a water quality lab dedicated to ocean testing. None of this would have happened or be happening without the phenomenal support of the local community members and businesses who’ve offered money, venues, raffle and auction prizes, and volunteer labor.

So, from Surfrider Humboldt, THANK YOU for your contribution. With your help, our chapter raised over $3,500 in a single evening. Not only was the event financially lucrative, but the joy of so many families – surfing and other – having fun at our event helps ensure future generations will continue the work of protecting the North Coast. Thanks again for helping make it all happen!

And an extra big huge thank you to the folks at GREENHOUSE BOARDSHOP and Humboldt Baykeeper. Both have been absolutely key to our success. Please express your appreciation if you’re around Baykeeper’s Old Town office and please do your holiday shopping at Greenhouse!

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