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The Surfrider Foundation

"The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide."


The Union of Concerned Scientists

"The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future."


The American Littoral Society

"The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same."


The North Carolina Coastal Federation

"Since its grassroots formation in 1982 the federation is the state's only  501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses exclusively on protecting and restoring the coast of North Carolina through education, advocacy and habitat preservation and restoration."


The North Carolina Conservation Network

"The North Carolina Conservation Network is a statewide network of over 90 environmental, community and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health."


Surfers Environmental Alliance

"Surfers’ Environmental Alliance is committed to the preservation and protection of the environmental and cultural elements that are inherent to the sport of surfing. Our goals are achieved through grassroots efforts, community involvement, education and humanitarian efforts. We engage in projects that strive to conserve the quality of our marine environment, preserve or enhance surf breaks, protect beach access rights, and safeguard the coastal surf zone from unnecessary development."


Save the Waves Coalition

"Save The Waves Coalition is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value. We are a devoted group of surfers, scientists, and activists, who share a common belief that our wild coastal areas around the world are precious and valuable, and need to be protected."


The Ocean River Institute

"The Ocean River Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people and groups make a difference where they live and work through environmental stewardship and science."