Help Ocean

by Derek Dodds October 16, 2015

At some point, when I was a kid, I discovered a place that would be mine for the rest of my life—that mysterious ocean at my feet. Yet, sometimes I struggle with both—the ocean and my life—as they unfold in front of me in uncontrollable ways. This friction seems to lessen when I embrace generosity and gratitude, and in this spirit I've been contemplating how to give back as we approach the end of 2012 and pass into the new year. I felt this would be a good opportunity to put the spotlight on those people that have dedicated their lives and missions to protecting the sea.

The ocean, that playground of everlasting joy for surfers, is my sanctuary and yours, but parts of it are sick and require our help. This planet is 70 percent ocean and we need to support the organizations that are part of its stewardship. Being connected to something greater than ourselves is at the core of our being.

Laird Hamilton said it well: "For those searching for something more than just the norm. We lay it all down, including what others call insanity, for just a few moments on waves larger than life. We do this because we know there is still something greater than all of us. Something that inspires us spiritually. We start going down hill, when we stop taking risks."

Taking risks also means standing up for who and what we are. It means recognizing that we are not alone, and that our actions impact the world around us. In this issue, I am dedicating my article to the heroes of ocean conservation. I encourage you to support an organization listed below, become a volunteer or offer your services to help further their mission.

This list is mainly for California; to see an international list with one hundred worldwide organizations that are committed to healing the oceans, go to bit.ly/V0NwCi. If you'd like a PDF of the complete list, email me at derek@wavetribe.com, and I'll send it right over. Happy New Year!

ALGALITA MARINE RESEARCH FOUNDATION

148 Marina Drive

Long Beach, California 90803
(562) 598-4889
Visit Website: http://www.algalita.org

AMERICAN CETACEAN SOCIETY

P.O. Box 1391

San Pedro, California 90733

(310) 548-6279

Visit Website: http://www.acsonline.org

AMIGOS DE BOLSA CHICalifornia


P.O Box 1563

Huntington Beach, California 92647
(714) 840-1575
Visit Website: http://www.amigosdebolsachiCalifornia.org

BLUE OCEAN SCIENCES

Santa Barbara, California

(609) 683-1134

Visit Website: http://www.blueoceansciences.org

CALIFORNIA COAST OCEAN

1330 Broadway, 13th Floor

Oakland, California 94612
(510) 286-0934


Visit Website: http://www.coastandocean.org

CALIFORNIA COASTAL COALITION


1133 Second Street Suite G

Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 944-3564


Visit Website: http://www.Californialcoast.org

CALIFORNIA COASTKEEPER ALLIANCE (CCKA)


PO BOX 3156

Fremont, California 94539


Visit Website: http://www.Californiacoastkeeper.org

 
COARE

5245 College Avenue #808 
Oakland, California 94618
(510) 495-7875


Visit Website: http://coare.org

COASTAL WATERSHED COUNCIL


345 F Lake Avenue

Santa Cruz, California 95062
(831)-464-9200


Visit Website: http://www.coastal-watershed.org

CORAL

351 California Street, Suite 650

San Francisco, California 94104

(415) 834-0900

Visit Website: http://www.coral.org

DEEP SEA CONSERVATION COALITION

Visit Website: http://www.savethehighseas.org

EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE

300 Broadway, Suite 28 
San Francisco, California 94133
(415) 788-3666

Visit Website: http://www.earthislandinstitute.net

ENVIRONMENT CALIFORNIA

3435 Wilshire Blvd. #385  

Los Angeles, California 90010
(213) 251-3688


Visit Website: http://www.environmentCALIFORNIA.org

ENVIRONMENT NOW

2515 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, California 90403
(310) 829-5568


Visit Website: http://www.environmentnow.org

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE CENTER

906 Garden Street

Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 963-1622


Visit Website: http://www.edcnet.org

GREAT WILDERNESS

2312 Russell Street

Berkeley, California 94705

(510) 499-6473

Visit Website: http://greatwilderness.org

GREEN ORGANIZATIONS

Visit Website: http://green-patriot.com

HEAL THE BAY

1444 9th Street

Santa Monica, California 90401

Visit Website: http://www.healthebay.org

HEAL THE OCEAN

735 State Street, Suite 201

Santa Barbara, California 93101

Visit Website: http://www.healtheocean.org

LOS ANGELES AND SAN GABRIEL RIVERS WATERSHED COUNCIL

700 N. Alameda St.

Los Angeles, California 90012

(213) 229-9945

Visit Website: http://www.lasgrwc.org

MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

150 W. University Blvd

 Melbourne, Florida 32901

(321) 674-8096

Visit Website: http://coe.fit.edu/dmes

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

7700 Sandholdt Road

Moss Landing, California 95039

Visit Website:http://www.mbari.org

MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY

299 Foam Street

Monterey, California 93940

(831) 647-4201

Visit Website: http://www.montereybay.noaa.gov

OCEAN FUTURES SOCIETY

325 Chapala Street

Santa Barbara, California 93101

(805) 899-8899

Visit Website: http://www.oceanfutures.org

ORANGE COUNTY COASTKEEPER

3151 Airway Ave.  Suit F-110 (MAP)

Costa Mesa, California 92626

Visit Website: http://www.coastkeeper.org

PRBO CONSERVATION SCIENCE

3820 Cypress Drive #11

Petaluma, California 94954

(707) 781-2555

Visit Website: http://www.prbo.org

PROJECT AWARE FOUNDATION

30151 Tomas Street, Suite 200

Rancho Santa Margarita California, 92688

(949) 858 7657

Visit Website: http://www.projectaware.org

REEF PROTECTION INTERNATIONAL

300 Broadway, Suite 28

San Francisco, California 94133

(415) 788-3666

Visit Website: http://www.reefprotect.org

SAN DIEGO COASTKEEPER

2825 Dewey Road,  Suite 200

San Diego, California 92106

Visit Website: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org

SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL KEEPER

714 Bond Ave

Santa Barbara, California 93103

(805) 563-3377

Visit Website: http://www.sbck.org

SAVE JAPAN DOLPHINS

Earth Island Institute, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 460

Berkeley, California 94704-1375

(510) 859-9100

Visit Website: http://www.savejapandolphins.org

SAVE OUR SHORES

345 Lake Avenue, Suite A

Santa Cruz, California 95062

(831) 462-5660

Visit Website: http://saveourshores.org

SAVE THE WAVES COALITION

3500 Coast Highway Post Office Box 183

Davenport, California 95017

(831) 426-6169

Visit Website: http://www.savethewaves.org

SEA SPACE

13000 Gregg St

Poway, California 92064

(858) 746-1100

Visit Website: http://www.seaspace.com

STRATEGIC OCEAN SOLUTIONS

1217 Wilshire Blvd. No. 3027

Santa Monica, California 90408-3027

(310) 928-1537

Visit Website: http://www.healthyocean.com

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 6010

San Clemente, California 92674-6010

(949) 492-8170

Visit Website: http://www.nature.org

THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION

300 Second Street

Los Altos, CALIFORNIA 94022

(650) 948-7658

Visit Website: http://www.packard.org

THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM

886 Californiannery Row

Monterey, California 93940

(831) 648-4800

Visit Website: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org

THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE ASSOCIATION

1 Bear Valley Rd., Bldg. #70

Point Reyes Station, California 94956
(415) 663-1200

Visit Website : http://www.ptreyes.org

 

Washington, DC

AMERICAN OCEANS CAMPAIGN


1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, 5th Floor 
Washington DC 20036


(202) 833-3900


Visit Website: http://www.oceana.org

CLEAN BEACHES COUNCIL


1225 New York Avenue, NW Suite 450 
Washington, DC 20005


(202) 682-9507


Visit Website: http://www.coastkeeper.org

OCEAN CONSERVANCY

1300 19th Street, NW 8th Floor Washington, DC 20036

(202) 429-5609

Visit Website: http://www.oceanconservancy.org/who-we-are

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 5128

Washington, DC 20230

(800) 638-8972

Visit Website: http://www.noaa.gov

 

PROTECT THE OCEAN

(858) 356-2286

Visit Website: http://www.protecttheocean.com

 

 




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