Jul 21 2015
Up Close with Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of the Surfrider Foundation
This week we get Up Close with the CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, Dr. Chad Nelson.
Thirty years ago, a group of surfers from Malibu, California, were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot and they took action. Not even they could have envisioned the history they were making when they succeeded in protecting their beloved surf spot.
Since 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Today, Surfrider is even stronger with 84 chapters, plus 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists around the country.
In this fascinating interview Chad shares the challenges we face in our oceans and what we can do about it.