"Many of us ask what can I, as one person, do, but history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something."
— Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer
Everything Counts In Large Amounts
We believe that even the smallest of efforts can make a difference when well intentioned. We like to think our collections are more than beautiful towels; to us they are the embodiment of our desire to protect and restore our Oceans on a global scale. We hope that creating relationships with world class marine foundations will turn our towels into waves of advocacy." Co-Founders - Albert & Shannon DiPadova
Donations to Marine Agencies
WORKING TO HEAL AND PROTECT OUR OCEANS
That We Support
CRF is a nonprofit ocean conservation organization working to restore our coral reefs, educating others on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitoring techniques. We are dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species.
These programs have allowed us to take the lead in innovative nursery and restoration techniques that are implemented worldwide. Due to multiple stressors in the late 1970s and early 1980s, previously dominant reef building corals throughout the Florida Keys and the Caribbean declined dramatically, leaving the remaining corals scattered and facing extinction.
Through propagation techniques, tens of thousands of corals are grown and maintained in multiple offshore coral tree nurseries before being strategically outplanted on reefs allowing them to continue on a path to natural recovery. With the help of students, volunteers, scientists, and donors, our corals are successfully raised until they are “reef-ready”, outplanted onto the reef, and monitored. Our innovative techniques are scalable and they are making a difference for our oceans.
The 4Ocean team is constantly traveling and moving from coastline to coastline both locally and internationally to help keep all beaches and oceans clean. The 4Ocean team hosts both onshore and offshore cleanups.
Onshore Beach Cleanups are an effective way to prevent trash from entering the ocean whereas Offshore Cleanups are a very effective way to remove trash that has already entered the ocean. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE TRASH YOU COLLECT AT YOUR CLEANUPS? A lot of the trash we collect is rinsed and sorted. After that, it is analyzed to be recycled. If it can possibly be recycled such as glass and plastic, it is brought to a local recycling center. If it is considered non-recyclable it is disposed of as such at a reputable waste facility.
CAN I VOLUNTEER AT A CLEANUP? Yes! We are always thrilled when people want to volunteer and come out to help us clean our beaches! If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up for our newsletter, at the bottom of the page, to be informed when and where our next cleanup is going to be. If it is in your area, we encourage you to come out and join us in cleaning the beaches!
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement.
We work on the water and in the communities along the Santa Barbara Channel to monitor water quality, restore aquatic ecosystems, advocate for clean water, enforce environmental laws, and educate and engage citizens in implementing solutions to water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation.
Channelkeeper was founded in 1999 as a program of the Environmental Defense Center, and we became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2002. We are a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, a coalition of 200 grassroots groups on six continents collectively patrolling and protecting more than 1.5 million square miles of watersheds and defending their communities’ right to clean water.
We are also a member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, a coalition of all 12 California Waterkeepers working to strengthen water quality and marine habitat protections at the state level.
WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (formerly WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free. WDC is a passionate, global campaigner for whales and dolphins, speaking with emotion and wonder, but always with authority. We make sure our voice is heard by decision makers.
We care about whales and dolphins and we want others to care about them too.
WDC’s core belief is that all whales and dolphins have the right to exist as nature intends, not as humans decide. To be able to live free from hunting, captivity, entanglement in fishing gear and nets, and to swim in clean, noise-free waters where boats won't injure them.
The Channel Islands Park Foundation was Formed in 2005, and is the only non-profit, philanthropic partner of Channel Islands National Park. Recognizing the challenges of managing the complex island ecosystems and richly diverse cultural resources, the Foundation is committed to the ongoing work of Channel Islands National Park. In co-operation with the National Park, the Foundation funds education, protection and preservation efforts.
Channel Islands National Park was set aside by Congress not only to preserve park resources, but to provide for visitor enjoyment of these resources. As such, we are dedicated to creating innovative opportunities for people to connect with the park through interactive education and volunteerism.
We encourage you to visit Channel Islands National Park, to experience the tranquility, to enjoy the beauty and in so doing, create a lasting connection that will inspire memories for years to come.
In 1999, these foundations commissioned a study and discovered that less than 0.5 percent of all resources spent by environmental nonprofit groups in the United States went to ocean advocacy — an appalling statistic. No organization was working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale.
Oceana was established in 2001 by a group of leading foundations — The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oak Foundation, Marisla Foundation (formerly Homeland Foundation), and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
To fill the gap, our founders created Oceana: an international organization focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.
Oceana has won more than 100 victories and protected more than one million square miles of ocean. Find out more about how Oceana is helping to save the oceans victory by victory
Save the Mermaids offers a wide-range of programs for students (k-12) kindergarten age to college!
They offer a wide-array of programs, from single presentations for schools, education programs, to field trips. In-class lessons, workshops, and field trips are available for public and private schools, after school education, camps, or clubs.
Their goal is to inspire youth to envision and create the world that they want to live in while also fostering concern for ocean health.
Educating children in a way that is creative, hands-on, experiential and meaningful encourages students to become more confident in their understanding and appreciation of our marine environment.
From each of their education programs they aspire to show how beautiful the vast blue is and help students to understand how ocean topics are interconnected with each of their actions, and how they as individuals can help make a difference.
Champions of Surf & Sand Surfrider is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground - the ocean, waves, and beaches that provide us so much enjoyment.
What We Do
Protect & Enjoy
We ensure clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats our ocean faces.
Find Your Local Chapter OUR NETWORK 85 chapters. 10 regions. 1 mission. We don’t just play, we win. Surfrider has a blueprint for success that transforms passion into protection, which is mobilized in local communities, all across the U.S. Our network campaigns for our ocean as issues arise and proactively works on programs to help keep our beaches healthy.