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June 15, 2020
waterloop #31: Chad Nelsen on Beach Access and Surfing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Chad Nelsen is the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation. In this episode Chad discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted beach access and surfing, and how the Surfrider Foundation assembled an expert task force to provide recommenda...


Chad Nelsen is the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation.

In this episode Chad discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically impacted beach access and surfing, and how the Surfrider Foundation assembled an expert task force to provide recommendations on public access. He explains that this is also a challenging time for the organization’s federal policy goals as it mostly plays defense against the Trump administration’s environmental attacks. Chad talks about the role of citizens in water quality monitoring, building Ocean Friendly Gardens, nutrient pollution at Florida beaches, and activism by the hard-core surfers of the Great Lakes.

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