A Surfrider Foundation program to tackle the ocean litter issue – primarily caused by plastic pollution - through education for action, community science, and campaigns. We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.
Blue Water Task Force
The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert the public and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.
Ocean Friendly Restaurants
The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.
Ocean Friendly Gardens
The Ocean Friendly Gardens program sees landscapes and streets as solutions to water pollution and more.
Rise Above Plstics
Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.
Hold On to Your Butt
Cigarette butts are one of the top pieces of plastic pollution found on our beaches. The program works with communities to educate the public on the impact of cigarette litter, offer cigarette butt receptacles, and remove cigarettes from the beach.