Swimmable News: The Poseidon Misadventure

By October 2, 2017Blog

Tell the State Lands Commission We Don’t Need Desalination

Orange County doesn’t need Poseidon’s $1-billion desalination plant, when we have more affordable and sustainable water supply options at our fingertips. In a desperate attempt to approve the project, Poseidon is recruiting celebrity lobbyists and pushing State Lands Commission to accept a partial environmental impact report. To learn the facts, check out our new campaign, The Poseidon Misadventure. Then, attend the Town Hall on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at 9291 Banning Ave, Huntington Beach, to learn the latest about the project and how to make your voice heard at the State Lands Commission meeting on Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. (location to be determined).

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A New Record for Coastal Cleanup Day

Thanks to your help, we removed 70,202 pounds of trash and recyclables from Orange County’s beaches, creeks and parks – more than ever before. On Sept. 16, nearly 7,500 volunteers showed up to take out the trash and make 135 miles of our coastline sparkle. Join us to continue the fight against ocean pollution at our next community beach cleanup at 9 a.m. Oct. 7 in San Clemente.

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Keep OC Rideable and Swimmable

All of us deserve an Orange County that is swimmable, fishable… and let’s add rideable. A recent opinion piece by Executive Director Garry Brown explains why we’re holding the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park owners and operators accountable for polluting the San Juan Creek and threatening our families and aquatic life. Check out the full piece from Orange County Register.

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Hands-On Field Trips for Clean Water

We’re teaming up with the Moulton Niguel Water District to help more school kids get their feet wet in water policy. Through our innovative W.H.A.L.E.S. program, middle schoolers from underserved communities in south Orange County will enjoy interactive water education in the classroom and conduct their own water quality tests with field trips to local watersheds.

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We Launched a New Website

Explore stunning photos of Orange County’s colorful, water-wise garden. See how Newport Bay is coming to life with new eelgrass and oyster beds. Get inspired by watching a moving story about why it’s up to all of us to defend our shared environment. Visit our blog to catch the latest water policy news. Our new website now offers all the tools you need to become a local clean water warrior.

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