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Maine Programs

From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, our Chapter works to protect the public’s right of access to Maine’s ocean, waves, and beaches.


Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert the public and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Reusable Bag Accessibility Program

Our chapter developed a reusable bag accessibility program to help close the equity gap for SNAP recipients and other financially challenged Mainers.

Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants