SRF June Meeting MInutes 6/17/20
Location – Virtual Zoom
7:00 Old Business
- UCF Marine Turtle Research Group – Approved $2,500 donation to purchase new ATV
-Will possibly have ceremony and/or beach cleanup when ATV is acquired
- Recap Paddle Out for Social Justice 6/13/20
- -Great turnout and several Surfrider members attended
7:15 Program/Campaign Reports
~ Blue Water Task Force “BWTF” – Ryan Dadds
-Our first sampling performed since quarantine lifted.
-All sites were relatively clean with low to no bacteria except Turkey Creek which had medium level of 41 MPN’s
~ Ocean Friendly Gardens “OFG” – Bill Deluccia No report
~ Ocean Friendly Restaurants “OFR” – Vanessa Whelan/Ryan Dadds
-Plan to visit The Skinny Mermaid and Island Time Bar & Grill to discuss adding them to our list of OFR’s
~ Ocean Club Update – No report
7:30 New Business
~ Community Acceleration Projects (Leadership Brevard) – Request for proposals
– Will review the criteria and decide if we have a potential project
~ New process for SRF Activity Pre-Approval
-An application that is located on ChapterNet must be completed at least 2 weeks before the proposed activity due to new insurance requirements.
-This includes all public events and beach cleanups we participate in.
-We could possibly Adopt-a-Beach and select one beach to clean all year round so we would only have to apply once.
~ Surfrider name change proposal
-HQ would like to see that our name is changed to be more inclusive to Brevard county
-One suggestion is Space Coast Surfrider
-We may do a Facebook poll to get more people involved in the decision making process
-Will revisit in July