Brand Spanking New Surfrider Foundation Environmental Director, Zachary Plopper
Learn what Zach is focused on in his new Surfrider position!
On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham talk to Zach Plopper, new Surfrider Foundation Environmental Director. Zach joins the Surfrider Foundation with more than 13 years of experience in advocacy-driven coastal and marine conservation. Through his previous work at WILDCOAST, he led the creation of the largest private protectorate of coastline in northwest Mexico, helped California to significantly strengthen its network of marine protected areas and advanced blue carbon ecosystem conservation as a nature-based solution to climate change in California and Mexico. Before his career in conservation, Zach was also a sponsored surfer and competed at the professional ranks in the World Surf League’s world qualifying series throughout high school and college.