Posts Tagged ‘California Coastal Commission’

Protecting California’s Ocean

Monday, January 27th, 2014



The California coast is breathtakingly beautiful and also plays a vital part in our economy. With almost 70% of California’s citizens living in coastal communities, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive ocean and coastal ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. So what exactly does the Ocean Protection Council do? In part one of our two-part series, we talk with Catherine Kuhlman, Executive Director of the Ocean Protection Council, to learn more about the OPC’s unique role in protecting California’s coast and ocean.

Everyday Action: No matter where you live in California you can impact the ocean. We can all take action every day to help keep our ocean a healthy and thriving place. One person can make a difference. Join a beach clean-up, or conduct your own. Use re-usable bags, carry your own mug, and follow the Ocean Protection Council’s work.

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Ready, Set, CLEANUP!

Monday, September 9th, 2013



YOU can personally thank the ocean on September 21! Join California’s largest volunteer event with thousands of ocean lovers at the California Coastal Cleanup. Can one day make a difference for a clean ocean and coast? Find out as Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager with the California Coastal Commission, tells us about Coastal Cleanup Day. It’s one of the easiest and most rewarding volunteer efforts you can join.

Everyday Action: Clean up your act! Thank the ocean and join the cleanup team September 21. Go to http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/ccd.html. You’ll have fun and make a difference!

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David Helvarg’s The Golden Shore

Monday, March 18th, 2013



What discoveries shocked author and Blue Frontier president David Helvarg while writing The Golden Shore? What would surprise you about California and its environmental history? We talked with David about The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea, the tale of the history, culture, and changing nature of California’s coasts and ocean. Part history, part travelogue, part love letter, The Golden Shore tells the story of California’s majestic coastline and ocean. David captures the spirit of the Californian coast, its mythic place in American culture, and its role in a state whose ongoing natural disasters and unremitting sense of renewal are intimately linked to its deep connection with an ever-changing sea.

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Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

Monday, February 4th, 2013



The beauty, mystery, excitement, wildlife and lifestyle of California’s Ocean and Coast are captured in this montage of spectacular photos representing some of the winning images from the 14th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. We talk with Sylvie Lee of the California Coastal Commission about the contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California.

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California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest: Seeing our Watery World Through a Lens

Monday, November 21st, 2011



Over 1,400 photos were submitted to the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California! Brian Friedman, the Judges’ First Place Winner, recalls the moment he snapped the winning photograph “Coming Through” at Catalina.  Enjoy the three judges’ choice winners and 13 honorable mentions that were selected by a panel of professional photographers, naturalists, and Coastal Commission and Thank You Ocean staff and the viewers’ choice winner selected by online voters.

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Engaging the Public, Protecting the Coast, and Capturing the Moment

Monday, August 8th, 2011



Santa Monica Beach (Photo courtesy of Shannon Yee)The California Coastal Commission Public Education Program engages the public in coastal protection and restoration activities and increases the public’s understanding about California’s marine resources. Sylvie Lee, Public Education Program Coordinator, tells us about the Coastal Commission’s many outreach programs and events, as well as how you can get involved in the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Yee)

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