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Save The Waves Coalition

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Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: Save the waves is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emplasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value.

Programs: In 2014, save the waves continued to build the world surfing reserves program, implementing the following: 1. Dedicated the sixth world surfing reserve in bahia de todos santos; baja mexico; 2. Created a new long-term stewardship planning process to protect the coast and surf in punta de lobos, chile and bahia de todos santos; baja, mexico; 3. Supported past world surfing reserve locations, and cultivated new locations.

in our endangered waves program, we continued to assist communities to protect coastlines worldwide through the following activities: 1. Monitored endangered waves at scorpion bay, and kirra, australia; 2. Grew our "unidos por aquas limpias" campaign on world water day with over 1200 volunteers, 48 comminities along the coast of chile; 3. Launched #savesanmiguel campaign to protect one of northern baja's best waves and last intact watersheds.

in the surfonomics program in 2014, we completed studies in huanchaco, peru, bahia de todos santos, mexico, uluwatu, bali and punta de lobos, chile.

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Rating: 5

Save the Waves does an incredible job of supporting coastal conservation with a focus on the surf zone. They have a myriad of programs focused on keeping existing beaches from development or exploitation and recently released a mobile app that allows the general public to report pollution and other issues in their area so that resources can be allocated for cleanups or other fixes. As a volunteer I’m consistently impressed by the professionalism and passion of everyone working at STW. If you care about coastal conservation, they are a wonderful organization to support.