Texas Upper Coast Chapter

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Texas Upper Coast Chapter

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The Texas Upper Coast Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is comprised of people who are deeply concerned about Texas beaches. We work for oil companies and engineering firms. We practice law and medicine. We build homes and businesses. We go to school. We count dollars and sense. We learn, we teach, and we raise families. We are all day, all season, all weather users of the public beach. We share a vast on-site experience and a passion for protecting this environment, the public's right to access, and the immense economic and cultural value the beach provides to the state of Texas. We try to help the various stakeholders -- state and local governments, private industry, property owners and concerned citizens -- make more informed decisions about coastal management and environmental protection issues. And we try to help Texans everywhere by remaining vigilant in our defense of the Texas Open Beaches Act.

Formed in January 1999, the Texas Upper Coast Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has more than 1,000 active members, including members in every major metropolitan area. From 1999-2006 our members have:

  • Implemented a grass-roots water testing program, featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather;
  • Organized seventeen (17) Texas beach clean-ups and removed tons of trash;
  • Erected fencing to stabilize and protect the fragile dune system at Surfside, Texas;
  • Testified at Texas legislative and administrative hearings;
  • Monitored and documented Texas coastal erosion from Galveston to Matagorda;
  • Organized mail, fax, phone, and email campaigns addressing coastal management issues;
  • Brought prominent scientists and government officials to monthly chapter meetings; and
  • Joined the Texas General Land Office as defendants in a lawsuit against the Texas Open Beaches Act.

You can contact the Texas Upper Coast Chapter via email at chair@txuppercoast.surfrider.org

Other Surfrider Foundation Chapters Nearby

Chapter City State Driving Distance
Central Texas Chapter Austin TX 177 miles
Galveston Chapter Galveston TX 048 miles
South Texas Chapter Laguna Vista TX 313 miles
Texas Coastal Bend Chapter Corpus Christi TX 224 miles