September 16, 2011

September 17, 2011, is Save Our Shores Day in the City of Santa Cruz!


Mayor's Proclamation from the City of Santa Cruz for
Save Our Shores Day September 17, 2011


WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES HAS BEEN WORKING TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE MONTEREY BAY FOR OVER 30 YEARS; and

WHEREAS IN 1978, SAVE OUR SHORES WAS FOUNDED TO FIGHT TO KEEP OFFSHORE OIL RIGS OUT OF MONTEREY BAY AND CENTRAL COAST WATERS; and

WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES HELPED TO ESTABLISH THE FEDERALLY PROTECTED MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST DIVERSE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS; and

WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES WORKS TIRELESSLY TO ADVOCATE AGAINST POLLUTION IN OUR OCEAN THROUGH EDUCATION, OUTREACH, AND CITIZEN ACTION IN OUR COMMUNITY; and

WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES SUCCESSFULLY EDUCATES OVER 15,000 STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS EACH YEAR ABOUT THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES AFFECTING OUR OCEANS AND MARINE SANCTUARY TODAY; and

WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES WILL COORDINATE OVER 11,000 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP REMOVE 20,000 POUNDS OF POLLUTION FROM THE BEACHES AND RIVERS SURROUNDING THE MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY THIS YEAR; and

WHEREAS SAVE OUR SHORES IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER IN THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, FOUNDER OF THE CENTRAL COAST SANCTUARY ALLIANCE TO BAN PLASTIC BAGS AROUND MONTEREY BAY, AND A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE PLASTIC POLLUTION COALITION; and

WHEREAS WITH SAVE OUR SHORES HOSTING 300 BEACH, RIVER, AND INLAND CLEANUPS IN 2011, THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ IS THANKFUL TO HAVE THIS ORGANIZATION IN OUR COMMUNITY.


NOW, THEREFORE, I, RYAN COONERTY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 AS “SAVE OUR SHORES DAY” IN THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ AND ENCOURAGE ALL CITIZENS TO JOIN ME IN HONORING THIS ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR SANCTUARY AND OCEAN.

RYAN COONERTY, MAYOR

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