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With your involvement & support, we can preserve the only 20 miles of coast that remains undeveloped in Southern California.
With your involvement & support, we can preserve the only 20 miles of coast that remains undeveloped in Southern California.
1,098 backers pledged $81,707 to help bring this project to life.

Almost There - New Kickstarter Goal - Project Goals Overview

We are almost there! 

Thank you so much to all of you have worked so hard to Save Gaviota. This is only possible with you and this was a result of everyone coming together for a common cause and interest.

We are so close... One last 'SHARE' from each of our 1,000+ backers should get us to the finish line. Simply click the link pasted below to share a photo to Facebook, asking your friends to consider a small pledge to Gaviota... 

Easy to SHARE: 1-- Click The Pasted Link Below. 2-- Scroll down & press SHARE. 3-- Write a short note to your friends. 

New Goal 

With that, let's set a new goal while the momentum is up, with all funds going to the general account of Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter! How about we try to shoot for $90,000? We are about $12,000 shy of that at the moment... A quick recap of the goal of the project are:

  • Create The Twenty - a Surfrider Foundation Film to show the importance of preservation of this beautiful, unique & diverse coastline. Did you know it is 1 of 5 Mediterranean-type ecosystems worldwide which comprise 2% of the Earths surface & 20% of the worlds plant species? 
  • Create the Gaviota Coast Legal Defense Fund to support ongoing legal expenses for preservation  
  • Launch “$20 for 20 Miles” grassroots fundraising campaign for permanent preservation of the Gaviota Coast 
  • Create a groundswell of support of “first responders” who will mobilize to block development (SB County Supervisors and Coastal Commission) 

With this, these overage funds will be used to go directly into the general account for all future expenses they may arise for the Santa Barbara Chapter... When we set the goal for the project and expenses we certainly low balled, so that we could be confident on success.

Please feel free to email us directly. You can reach our Chapter Chair, Sandy Lejeune, at

With great appreciation, gratitude and love,

Surfrider Foundation Santa Barbara Chapter

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    1. Scott Walker Creator on

      Matt, with your support and the thousands of others, we can. Thank you for each an every email, social media post, etc... Each and every one of you made this a reality. Mahalo.

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      Matt Wallace on

      Amazing! Thanks to all the backers! If we can do this we can do anything... including saving Gaviota!