Friday, May 29, 2009

Vote Today to Save Gaviota!


Save Gaviota by voting online now at Barefoot Wine!

The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project and Surfrider Foundation have an easy way you can help do your part. To raise awareness about major Surfrider Foundation environmental campaigns in celebration of Surfrider’s 25th anniversary, Barefoot wine is donating $25,000 to directly help support local Surfrider Foundation Chapters and their efforts to protect America’s shores. Beginning May 1, 2009 through August 15, 2009, Barefoot and Surfrider are encouraging everyone to learn more and cast their vote for one of four Surfrider Foundation campaigns in need of more awareness and financial support.

The four selected campaigns will each receive a minimum of $5,000. The campaign that receives the most online votes will take home an additional $5,000 to help put toward the cause.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paddle board odyssey from Gaviota to the Mexican border


photo by Branden Aroyan

Chadd Konig and Nole Cossart are following their hearts on a coastal paddle board odyssey from Gaviota to the Mexican border to raise awareness for NAPLES on the Gaviota Coast. They know this is a pristine part of California that could be ruined forever by planned development. Through the paddle they hope to share their passion for unspoiled space and spread the word about the importance of preserving what is left of our natural coastline.
Follow their journey by visiting where you can donate, learn more, share your thoughts and be part of the adventure.
The Surfer's Journal has leant their support. Starting now, 10% of anything you order from their website via the link below, will be given back to the Naples Coalition. Subscriptions, books, t-shirts - if you buy it, we'll get 10%. Their Reader Supported Publication and hardbound books make great Father's Day, Mother's Day or graduation gifts. And your gift will help save Naples. Click here:
May 11th - Departing Gaviota
May 13th - Stearns Wharf landing and press conference 12 to 1:30pm by the dolphin fountain
May 16th landing at the Sacred Craft Surf Expo at the Ventura Fairgrounds
Arrival date at the Mexican boarder - unknown
Journey to be documented by Branden Aroyan for The Surfer's Journal
*** of further interest, the May 5th hearing on the Naples MOU has been changed to June.  We will let you know when this date is determined ***

The above message comes from: Gaviota Coast Conservancy, PO Box 1099, Goleta, CA 93116.