Freshwater & Land Past Projects
What happens on land and in our creeks and channels directly impacts wildlife habitat, drinking water, and ultimately the coast. As rainwater falls on the Santa Ana Mountains it travels through streams and into the Santa Ana River, picking up pollutants from the streets and storm drains along the river’s route to the ocean. When Coastkeeper works to improve local watersheds by reducing and mitigating water pollution, we are protecting the integrity and strength of our local communities. These are a few of the past projects that Coastkeeper ran to improve the environmental and economic sustainability of Orange County.
Nursery Project, 2007-2009
In a collaborative effort, Coastkeeper worked with nursery operators to reduce pollution from local nursery operations and agricultural operations.
241 Toll Road Project, 2007-2008
The proposed extension to the 241 toll road would cut through some of Orange County’s last remaining coastal wild areas. Read more…
Citizen Water Monitoring, 2003-2006
There had not been an equally close watch of water quality on the channels and rivers that drain to the coast. This absence of data is why Orange County Coastkeeper began a Citizen Water Monitoring Program. Read more…