Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 8, 2013 - World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup at San Francisco's Ocean Beach Stairwell 17

World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup - June 8, 2013 - Ocean Beach, San Francisco

It's our 7th Annual World Oceans Beach Cleanup at San Francisco's Ocean Beach on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Rain cancels, but call 415-342-7497 to confirm on the day of the event.

We'll meet at 10AM at Stairwell 17 on Ocean Beach (north end of OB across from Golden Gate Park). The event goes until 12PM.

This event has been co-hosted with the San Francisco Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation since 2007. We're excited to promote this event again for 2013!

All the supplies that you might need will be provided, but you bring your own:
  • reusable gloves
  • reusable bucket or bag
Don't forget to bring:
  • layered clothing - it could be warm and sunny or cooler so bring options
  • hat, nontoxic sunblock, sunglasses, or anything else you need to protect you from the midday sun.
  • water in a reusable container

Parking is available right by the event, but carpooling, bicycling, and public transportation are encouraged for volunteers. If you need help planning public transportation, please visit:

Make a day of it at the beach and bring your supplies for a picnic after! Beach cleanups are a great family fun day at the beach to learn more about our oceans and to do something to help keep our oceans and beaches cleaner.

More information and sign up on Facebook:

Please become a fan of OceanHealth.Org on Facebook while your at it:

For more information about World Oceans Day, please visit:

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

Have a wonderful Earth Day 2013!

How can you help sea turtles?
  1. Give up unsustainable seafood. 
    • If you don't know where it comes from and how it was caught, then don't eat it. Simple, right? 
    • Shrimp, for example, often are fished in unsustainable ways that drown or harm sea turtles. 
    • That tuna sushi that you love might have come from a fishing boat using longline fishing, which kills lots of wildlife. And if you're eating bluefin tuna, you might be eating an endangered species!
  2. Give up single-use plastic.
    • Bring your own reusable bag when shopping and say no to plastic bags.
    • Bring your own water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
    • Skip the straw or bring your own instead of using plastic straws.
  3. Drive less.
    • Really? Yes, the less you drive or do other things that generate carbon pollution, the more that you help reduce the problem of climate change, which is a serious threat to our oceans and sea turtles.
    • As an alternative, relax on public transportation, walk, or enjoy a fun bike ride to your destination.
  4. Enjoy sea turtles from a distance.
    • If you're lucky enough to see a sea turtle in the wild, then don't bother it. Just enjoy it from a distance and let it enjoy its day.
Don't forget that World Oceans Day is coming on June 8!

Mahalo Nui Loa from Honu.Org

Monday, November 5, 2012

Please vote -- because sea turtles can't!

Every election is an important one for the oceans and the many endangered species that live in them. The threats to our oceans only grow if we don't take action. One action that you can take for the oceans is to go out and vote for the candidate that you think will best protect our beloved sea turtles, our oceans, and other natural resources.

On behalf of the oceans and their wonderful sea turtles -- thanks for voting and participating in our democracy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Donate $10 for Turtles to reach our $2010 goal!


We are wrapping up the year and asking you to please help us make 2010 a success. Please click the link below and donate $10 or more to Honu.Org by January 20, 2010.

Please make our $10 for Turtles in 2010 campaign a success by sharing this link with your friends and family. We need your help to raise $2010 that will support expansion of our sea turtle education and advocacy efforts.

Please help us if you can spare $10 for turtles!

Mahalo nui loa!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Do your part for the oceans and sea turtles this week!

In June, President Obama declared that June be National Oceans Month and his administration laid out a plan for moving forward to protect our ocean resources. This was great news amidst all our World Oceans Day activities in June. Now September has rolled around and this month offers some great opportunities to get involved in shaping the future of our oceans.

On September 17, 2009, from 2:30pm until 6pm, the Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting will take place in San Franisco at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco at Embarcadero Center, Ballroom A, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 (near BART and MUNI Embarcadero Station). This is the second public meeting to accept public input on the issues set out in President Obama's Memorandum. You have an unprecedented opportunity to play a roll in setting the priorities for this administration and our marine resources.

If you are unable to attend the September 17th meeting, you can still submit your comments to the Whitehouse by visiting: Please be a voice to create and maintain healthy oceans by participating in the public process about the future of our oceans.

Several groups are planning a pre-meeting party and rally to prepare those of you attending the September 17th meeting. On September 16, please join ocean advocates at Baobab Village in San Francisco from 5:30pm until 9pm. Find out more details from the invite:

You can also get involved with the oceans this week by attending International Coastal Cleanup Day in your neighborhood. OceanHealth.Org will be a hosting a site at the Judah Street entrance to Ocean Beach in San Francisco from 9am until 12pm on Saturday, September 19th. If you're on Facebook, please sign up on our invitation (and while you are at it please become a fan of OceanHealth.Org on Facebook and Honu.Org if you have not already). You can find out more details about our beach cleanup location by clicking this link:

We hope that you can join us for all these great events! Thank you for your efforts to improve ocean health.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

World Oceans Day 2009 events in the San Francisco Bay Area

Here is an updated listed of all the OceanHealth.Org co-sponsored events for World Oceans Day 2009 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

World Oceans Day 2009 Events:

June 7, World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup
Sunday, 10a-12p
Judah Street Entrance to Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA 94122

Please RSVP or by email to This is a free event!

We expect a big turnout this year and are excited for you to join us. Please join the hundreds of Bay Area residents that are expected to turn out to rid Ocean Beach of marine debris, which diminishes our beach experience and poses a threat to wildlife and ocean ecosystems. What better way to celebrate the oceans that give us so much than by helping make it cleaner?

9:30am-10:00am Registration and Orientation
10:00am-12:00pm Beach Cleanup

12:00pm Wrap up and thank you!

Please join us at the Judah Street entrance to Ocean Beach in San Francisco. You can reach the location by the MUNI N Judah line or check for public transportation from your area. Biking is highly recommended. Carpooling is requested of those who must drive.

Gloves and bags are provided for the event, but you are welcome to bring your own work gloves or reusable bag for picking up marine debris along Ocean Beach.

Participants should dress in clothing appropriate for variable weather conditions at Ocean Beach. Weather can differ even from other locations in San Francisco so dressing in layers and checking the current weather conditions is important. Rain gear could be brought as a precaution.

Strong rain or severe weather cancels, but please call 415-342-7497 to confirm if you have any questions on June 7.

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June 8th, World Oceans Day Film Festival
Monday, 6:30pm-9pm
Montara Lighthouse, 16th Street and Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA

Please RSVP: or by email to Please be sure to RSVP because there is a 50 person maximum for attending this event.

Please join OceanHealth.Org with the Surfrider Foundation San Mateo County Chapter for the World Oceans Day Film Festival. To celebrate, we'll be screening short ocean films. We hope that you'll join us in this great location to share our love of the oceans and to view a variety of films showing perspectives on the ocean.

Event is free if you RSVP, but $8 donation for World Oceans Day is appreciated and will help support local ocean nonprofits.

6:30-7pm Reception
7-8:30pm Films

8:30-9pm Discussion

Short films include:
"End of the Line"
"Silent Snow"
"Keeping Coast"
"Favela Surf Dreams"
"Papa Tortuga"
"Revolution of the Crabs"

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If you can, please take public transportation or carpool because there is limited parking.

Public transportation: From The Daly City BART station take the Samtrans 110 to the Linda Mar park and ride. Transfer to the Samtrans 294 and let the driver know you want to be dropped at the Pt. Montara Lighthouse stop.

June 10, World Oceans Day Film Festival
Wednesday, 6p doors open, 7p Films

Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., San Francisco, CA (Near Mission Street and 16th Street BART)

Buy tickets online at or at the door on June 10th. Your $10 ticket gets you admission for any or all of the films!

6pm: Doors Open and reception with local ocean nonprofits.
7pm: Short ocean films, including:
"Silent Snow"
"Favela Surf Dreams"
"Papa Tortuga"
"Revolution of the Crabs"
"Sand Dancer"
"Keeping Coast"

8:30pm: Discussion and Intermission

9pm: Feature Films:
"End of the Line" (23 minutes)
"A Sea Change: Imagine a World without Fish" (60 minutes)
"Tapped" Trailer (6 minutes)

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Monday, May 25, 2009

World Oceans Day Film Festival and Beach Cleanup 2009

Just a quick update and summary of our June events for World Oceans Day celebrations in the Bay Area. We are really excited and hope that you will join us at one or all of the events.

World Oceans Day 2009 Events:

June 7, Sunday, 10a-12p
World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup
Judah Street Entrance to Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA

June 8, Monday, 6:30p-9p
World Oceans Day Film Festival
Montara Lighthouse, Montara, CA
RSVP required:
or email

June 10, Wednesday, 6p doors open, 7p Films
World Oceans Day Film Festival
Victoria Theatre, 16th St. & Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Buy tickets: