Doheny Surf Fest to Help State Parks
Jun 30, 2012
Dana Point Times
In an effort to preserve state parks threatened by closure, the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation have teamed up to present the Doheny Surf Festival on August 11 and 12. This two-day fundraising event will feature all things surf, including exhibitions, demonstrations and autograph-signing opportunities with some of the sport’s premier talent. Food and drinks, including the Kona beer garden, will be available as well. Top food vendors, such as Serena Mexican Grill, Daphne’s California Greek and Nalu’s Island Grill will be on hand to serve guests. Live musical performances will be provided by artists such as Honk, Common Sense, Paula Fuga, Le Blorr and others.
State budget cuts are forcing the closure of nearly 70 state parks. Many nonprofits have come to the forefront to save and support threatened parks and beaches. The Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association and the San Onofre Foundation are committed to preserving San Onofre, Doheny and San Clemente state beaches.
“This is a significant effort to show how much appreciation the citizens of California have for their public lands,” San Onofre Foundation President Steve Netherby said in a news release. “Every dollar we raise stays right in the local parks.”