≈ 700 million pounds of sand are illegally mined from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary every year
⚠️ LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT ON MARCH 30th!
Join Surfrider and Save our Shores at Patagonia Santa Cruz for a short documentary film screening on the illegal CEMEX Lapis Lustre Sand Mining operation and its environmental and economic impact along the Monterey Bay – specifically on how the mine is severely exacerbating erosion rates.
After the screening, there’ll be Q&A time with the experts in the documentary. The night will conclude with a very special letter writing and social media campaign, launching our next community push to permanently close the illegal sand mine.
This is a free event with 🍺 ☕️🍴!! Discretion Brewery will be serving the zesty Save Our Shores Submarine Canyon IPA & Alta Organic Coffee will be serving the aromatic Save Our Shores Blend 😎
THE LAST COASTAL SAND MINE
Is a 10-minute documentary and the brainchild of local filmmaker Ed Schehl, who focuses on producing short films on environmental and social issues. Ed read about the last US coastal sand mining operation in the paper and attended our first screening of Sand Wars at Patagonia in 2016. Feeling inspired, Ed told us that:
“I felt it was important to make a short documentary about this issue, to reach as many people as possible… So we can work to protect the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.”
The Last Coastal Sand Mine includes interviews with:
Ed B. Thornton, Ph.D. (Professor Ret. Naval Postgraduate School)
Gary B. Griggs, Ph.D. (Director, UCSC Institute of Marine Sciences)
David L. Revell, Ph.D. (Principal & Chief Scientist, Revell Coastal)
Jason Scorse, Ph.D. (Director, MIIS Center for the Blue Economy)
Mark Stone (CA Assemblymember D, District 29)
Bruce C. Delgado (Mayor, City of Marina)
Katherine O’Dea (Executive Director, Save Our Shores)
Kevin Miller (Chair, Surfrider Monterey Chapter) http://saveourshores.org/event/sand-mine/?instance_id=2683