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Santa Barbara Chapter Programs

From cleaning up nearby beaches and coastlines to fighting for plastic pollution reductions at the source, our programs help ensure that our local marine ecosystems are protected.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

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Beach Cleanups

A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.

Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas provide long term protection to important marine and coastal ecosystems. The Surfrider Foundation engages in both the planning and implementation of MPAs around the country.