What is your plan for this Valentine’s Day? Depending on what you are doing remember to pack your own reusable cutlery, refillable water bottle, and shopping bag if you’re planning to eat out at one of our amazing Ocean Friendly restaurants. Another idea is to spend a romantic day on the beach together. Valentine’s Day, like many commercial holidays, often romanticizes and perpetuates the consumption of unnecessary and wasteful products. The premise of Love Your Beach Day is to instead romanticize our connection to the environment, by spending time giving back to the coast with a loved one. In turn, directly counters the unnecessary waste that is often produced on this day of the year. So get outside on one of our beautiful beaches or trails and help support Surfrider’s mission dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, beaches, and waves for all people to enjoy! Don’t forget to add your information to the Marine Debris Tracker App, go to www.pacificrim.surfrider.org for details.
To encourage community members to join the fun, we will be entering participants in a draw to win a one-night stay at Hotel Zed – one of our Ocean Friendly Businesses! Participants can enter by sending in a photo of them or a loved one cleaning the beach on Love Your Beach Day to email@example.com.