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Unveiling Surfrider Miami's Climate Action Program

We're excited to announce a pivotal moment in our fight against climate change: the launch of Surfrider's Climate Action Program. On April 20, 2024, we gathered on Miami Beach to introduce this groundbreaking initiative as our first line of defense against the changing climate on our coasts.

As highlighted by FOX Weather's Brandy Campbell, the event showcased the vital work of Surfrider Foundation and its dedicated volunteers in restoring sand dunes along Miami Beach. These efforts are crucial in protecting our delicate beachside ecosystems and man-made structures from the impacts of rising sea levels and hurricanes.

At Surfrider Miami, we recognize the urgent need for nature-based solutions to combat climate change. By restoring and adaptively managing our beaches, dunes, and wetlands, we can strengthen our coastal resilience and safeguard our communities for generations to come.

Our Climate Action Program focuses on protecting our local dunes through the removal of invasive species and the planting of native plants. These dunes serve as a natural barrier, providing essential protection against coastal erosion and storm surges.

But our work doesn't stop there. Throughout the year, our program engages over 1,500 volunteers across various coastal regions, including Florida, Hawaii, California, Texas, Puerto Rico, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Maine. Together, we will plant over 25,000 native plants to restore critical dune habitat and mitigate the impacts of climate change.