FLOC’s inaugural meeting was held on Wednesday, May 6th 2009 at Purple Feet in Dana Point. Executive Director, Rick Erkeneff, of the Surfrider Foundation was invited to speak to members about ocean conservation and the ongoing opportunities to protect our local beaches. FLOC’s new “MC” Carmen Estelle along with FLOC founders Mike McSweeney and Shawn Wehan, gave passionate speeches about FLOC’s mission/vision and their desire to see the organization impact the lives of young professionals and the community. As Carmen put it simply, “FLOC’s mission is two-fold, 1)Awareness and 2) Action. It’s that easy!”
Two weeks later 20+ FLOC members spent several hours cleaning up Salt Creek beach and then celebrated together with a BBQ at the park. Everyone had a great time!
“It’s exciting to have a young organization like this that doesn’t just shake hands and hand out business cards, but actually focuses on getting out there and really doing something!” Rick Erkeneff, Surfrider Foundation Executive Director
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.Visit the "Surfrider Foundation" website