Monday, September 21, 2009

Kauai's Clean Water Initiatives

In July of 2009, the Surfrider Foundation Kaua'i Chapter hosted four groups of teenagers from Adventures Cross Country, a community service group from the mainland, who traveled to Hawai'i to learn responsibility, stewardship and to enjoy Hawai'i's natural beauty. The Kaua'i Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation conducts regular monthly Net Patrols and removals, beach clean ups and Blue Water Task Force water quality testing. The enthusiastic teens of ARCC accompanied Kaua'i Surfrider volunteer leaders during these clean water initiatives.

Check out the video here.

Santa Monica High School Teach & Test Video

The Santa Monica High School students participating in the W. LA/ Malibu Chapter's Teach and Test program were just featured in an online video produced by the Green Observers Foundation. This video showcases their water testing program. The students do a great job of taking the viewer through collecting water at the beach, processing samples in the lab, and reading their results. They also discuss some of their local pollution issues and how residents can make a difference.

This video is a must see for any BWTF programs that are based in schools or to show new volunteers. It can be viewed online at

These students are also maintaining a blog to share information about their program, campaigns and local events.

Good job Santa Monica! Thank you Green Observers Foundation for producing this fantastic new resource.