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Local surfers, being at the forefront of water quality, began recruiting volunteers for a series of demonstrations and actions to persuade decision makers to take action on this ongoing issue. Since it's humble beginnings and as we celebrate our 25th year of operation, SFA has grown to over 15 volunteer branches and many more volunteer beach representatives tackling local and national coastal environmental issues at a sea-roots level around Australia.
We became known for our public rallies over ocean outfalls sewage at Black Rock 13th Beach and Lorne on the Great Ocean Road that sometimes saw over people and generated national media attention.
We are all about protecting and preserving the ocean and natural environment for future generations to enjoy. We respect the beach and have been active to protect, preserve and care for our coastal and marine areas along the Surf Coast since from over-visitation, disrespect, over-development and any other unethical treatment.
We have been a part of the Bells Beach Advisory Committee since advising the Surf Coast Shire on better ways to manage the reserve. Bells holds much cultural, environmental and surfing value, and has been under threat from high visitation numbers, a push for a third car-park and more infrastructure, which would ultimately max out the reserve.
More recently we have been very active in protecting the iconic Bells Beach from development, as part of the nationwide Endangered Waves campaign. In we launched the petition: We collected over 2, signatures including some big names in surfingwhich resulted in a major turning point in Council decisions.
Over the past year we have hosted numerous beach clean ups including the Clean Up Australia Day event where we were lucky to have Chairman of the Board Dr Rex Campbell join us and some 52 volunteers at Bells Beach. We joined community environmental groups to share an environmental stall at the NightJar Markets in Torquay over the peak summer period to spread awareness of local issues and campaigns, and also collected many more signatures for our petitions.
Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast Branch continues to educate and inform the public about important coastal issues through our Facebook page, Twitter account and regular talks to school groups on the Surf Coast. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.Surfrider commented on this in when it was first proposed, with the primary concern that this new hotel would rely on city infrastructure (promenade seawall) that the city could not afford to maintain.
Our ocean, waves and beaches belong to all of us and it is our job to protect them.
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