Mandy Sackett, Policy Coordinator for Surfrider California, and Her Latest Big Win Before the CCC
Taking a trip out to the West Coast to talk with Surfrider!
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham talk to Mandy Sackett, the California Policy Coordinator for the Surfrider Foundation. As the California Policy Coordinator, Mandy advocates for the protection of all 1,100 miles of California’s coastline. This work includes tracking development applications at the California Coastal Commission (CCC) and participating in the state’s efforts to adapt to climate change and plan for sea level rise. Mandy lead Surfrider's efforts to stop a bluff armoring project on the famous Strands Beach in Del Mar, California. After marshaling beach advocates and local high school students -- who waited six hours to testify -- they WON. Smart planning and adaptation are the key to ensuring California’s waves and beaches - and the recreational opportunities they provide - are able to survive in the coming decades. It takes effective action in the public arena to win. Check out one of the recent victories for the beach defenders with Mandy Sackett. Only on ASPN!