Chapter leaders helped organize press events at the BOEM hearings, including lining up speakers, speaking themselves, and driving turnout. They made signs and even organized at least one chartered bus to ferry the public to the poorly located hearings.
Surfrider’s “Coastal Defender” T shirts were a common site at the hearings, and in local media coverage where some chapter representatives were either quoted in print media or interviewed on television.
After officially commenting with BOEM in person at the hearings, chapter representatives will be encouraging others to comment through BOEM’s online comment form located here. Please take a few minutes and let your opinion be counted!