Learn about Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task force.

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) is the Surfrider Foundation’s water quality monitoring, education and advocacy program.

It is utilized by our Chapter members to alert citizens and officials in their communities about water quality problems and to work toward solutions.

 BWTF has demonstrated success by raising public awareness of coastal water pollution levels and precipitating the establishment of state and local government water quality monitoring programs in many communities where the program has been implemented.

BWTF was established with the following objectives:

 • to provide concerned citizens with the opportunity for hands-on involvement with an environmental problem solving effort;

 • to gather coastal water samples on a regular basis to determine pollution patterns in the near shore environment;

 • to raise public awareness regarding the extent and severity of coastal water pollution;

 • to use the data collected to bring polluters into compliance;

 • to develop a model program that could influence national legislation and enforcement.

 Ways To Get Involved With the BWTF:

 Become a Water Quality Monitor: Volunteers are trained to become water quality monitors, after training they are sent out in the field with a Watershed Captain to test the water quality of one of our local watersheds.  We maintain an ongoing list of volunteers who want to be trained. Becoming a Water Quality Monitor is a serious commitment.

 Once you are trained, please drop off water samples to the Pegasus School between the hours of 7:30am-2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Please call or email ahead of time to let us know you are coming:

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