The Government’s Red Tape Challenge consultation is proposing a retreat from coastal and marine protection which could abolish much of the legislation currently in place to protect our already threatened and damaged coastline – our waves, oceans and beaches.
SAS is encouraging supporters to voice their concerns immediately by signing its Red Alert! petition at www.sas.org.uk/red-alert/ . These concerns must be submitted by Friday, 23rd March 2012.
There is currently only limited legislation to protect our unique coastline, much of which will be weakened or abolished altogether through the Red Tape Challenge. This Government exercise seems to be putting developers... Read more
Surfers Against Sewage is currently leading the field in the EOCA funding vote to receive support for our “Coastal Protection Activists UK” and we really need YOUR vote. This is a huge deal for SAS and could mean £25,000 worth of funding towards our projects protecting waves, oceans and beaches around the UK.
Please vote today, the project is called “Coastal Protection Activists UK”http://www.outdoorconservation.eu/project-voting-category.cfm?catid=5
Please also email friends & family, Facebook contacts and anybody you can think of who'd like to help us protect waves, oceans and beaches.
Surfers Against Sewage
waves. environment. community.
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Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners took over 800 plastic bottles found on one UK beach to the Plastic Packaging Industry conference in Birmingham this week. SAS attended to highlight the deepening marine litter crisis to over 300 exhibitors and over 4,500 visitors including major brands such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo UK and GlaxoSmithKline. The industry as a whole has the power to make vital decisions to help reduce the growing volume of plastic packaging finding its way into our seas and washing up on our beaches causing devastating impacts to wildlife, habitats and visitor enjoyment. SAS is setting out... Read more
Nationwide network set for expansion thanks to the support of Speedo.
The SAS Regional Reps initiative has been one of SAS's biggest success stories of the last three years, helping us resource and deliver our growing range of projects and campaigns in most corners of the UK. From just a handful of regional reps in 2008, we now have 22 skilled, informed, passionate and dedicated SAS Reps representing us in coastal communities nationwide, from Brighton to Glasgow. You can see their profiles here: CURRENT SAS REPS
We are delighted to announce that Speedo have confirmed their support for the SAS Regional Reps programme... Read more
On the 25th Of January 2012 Guernsey’s Public Service Department will recommend the States of Guernsey continues the filthy daily act of discharging 16,000 tons of raw sewage and waste water directly into the sea. This recommendation flouts the absolute minimum standards that the rest of Europe and the majority of the developed world adheres too. And it’s a slap in the face for Guernsey locals who have consistently called for better protection for their beautiful beaches. If the States of Guernsey agree to continuing this archaic practice, Guernsey could be left holding the title of Europe’s dirty little island.
On the... Read more
Today Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and their 9ft Sewer Surfer are again back on the beaches of Guernsey to expose the distorted and misleading information published in the Liquid Waste Strategy report, relating to Guernsey’s continuous untreated sewage discharge policy. Guernsey’s Public Service Department’s recent Liquid Waste Strategy report contains fundamental errors on the impacts of continuous untreated sewage discharge, again risking the reputation of the island; particularly as a tourist destination. SAS maintains its call for the island to treat all its sewage effluent to sufficient levels.
At 1pm SAS campaigners and their 9ft Sewer Surfer will be... Read more
URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
Poole Harbour Commissioners are proposing several new developments for the harbour, including a 950 berth marina together with a cruise liner berth. This proposed development could be sited 200 metres off the beach at Hamworthy Park. This would have a devastating impact for windsurfers, kitesurfers and dingy sailors in the area. The development would cut across the first tack these waveriders would need to take when launching from the Hamworthy Park area and effectively prevent windsurfing in particular from the beach in the normal SW/S prevailing winds.
SAS supporters can lodge your opposition to this inappropriate development here: Read more
Where did the last 12 months go? Looking back, 2011 has been great for SAS, thanks mainly to the passion and power from our supporters. The successes and achievements detailed in this round belong to you all. And as Campaign Director I’d like to say a massive thank you for the help. The team take you all with us to every meeting with Ministers, whenever we challenge polluting industries and when we are on the beaches physically making it better!
Since going live in May our Sewage Alert Service has sent almost 80,000 text alerts, warning you when raw sewage has... Read more
We found 55 Mountain Dew bottles strewn on the beach during the Boardmasters festival this year. So we’ve posted this shot along with some strong words of wisdom on their official Facebook page (Mountain Dew UK https://www.facebook.com/MountainDewUK ).
We simply added this image and our thoughts. PLEASE, whatever you do, don’t copy this image and post on their FB page telling them what you think of Mountain Dew using our beaches as rubbish dumps, that would probably upset them!
Over 50 SAS supporters have already done this, and Iain Rex even tweaked the SAS image and made this cool version.
We have... Read more
Over 220 volunteers turn out to protect North Devon beaches with SAS & The Crown Estate
SAS & The Crown Estate were delighted to welcome over 220 beach clean volunteers to the North Devon Beach Clean Series, who together removed over 650kgs of marine litter from this amazing stretch of the UK's coastline. Taking place over two weekends in November, SAS visited five very different beaches from the surfer friendly expanse of Saunton, where we were joined by an amazing 105 volunteers, to the isolated beauty of Woody Bay. As ever, we were overwhelmed and inspired by the commitment... Read more