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August 2012

Dear {Friend},

SCA’s beach clean-up at the US Open of Surfing was a huge success! You can read all about it – and the winning performance turned in by our spokeswoman, pro-surfer Lakey Peterson, in this issue.

And just in case you’re wondering who won our Lakey Room & Board Contest, we’re announcing it here!

We also have new Follow Me bloggers posting from-the-field photos and updates this month, showcasing SCA’s many marine and aquatic internships for surf fans and others.

Follow Liz Guinessey on Fire Island, Elizabeth Ruiz at the Great Dismal Swamp and Back Bay, and others at New York’s Bight Coastal Program and Denali National Park at followme.thesca.org. Get inspired to get out in nature.

Lakey wins Lakey, SCA Clean Up at US Open
With longboards, shortboards, skateboards, and three SRO concerts, it was a wild scene at the Nike US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, CA – but SCA helped to ensure it was a clean scene, too. more »
Lakey Contest Spotlight And the contest winner is...
Thousands of surf fans entered to win a surfing weekend in Santa Barbara with Lakey, and we gave away Lakey-autographed gear every day of the event. We’re announcing here for the first time that our Grand Prize winner is... more »
Liz Guinessey A Fortuitous Change of Plans
by Liz Guinessey, ’11, ’12
“As usual on Fire Island, no ride down the beach could ever be ordinary or uneventful – within about five minutes we were flagged down by a man who thought he’d found an injured seagull....” more »
Elizabeth Ruiz Turtles are Inconsiderate Animals
by Elizabeth Ruiz, ’12
“During the first survey on the refuge proper, I saw two bald eagles. It was the first time I had seen them outside of my television set, and I was so excited…” more »
Kelsey Stafford SCA Monitoring Water Quality in DC
From The Washington Post
“The organisms living in these streams are very sensitive. A slight change in chemical levels can have a drastic effect on the streams and organisms, and many people are unaware of this,” said SCA intern Kelsey Stafford. more »
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