Wetlands, Harbors, and Bays Past Projects
Lower Newport Bay Metals/Storm Drain Study, 2007-2009
Coastkeeper investigated the metal loading to lower Newport Bay from storm water and dry weather runoff. Through 3 years of monitoring, we collected 264 samples at 20 storm drain sites. By identifying the major sources of metals that drain into the bay, we targeted the highest contributors to ultimately reducing the amount of metals entering the Bay.
Rhine Channel Cleanup, 2004-2006
Twelve years ago, Orange County Coastkeeper announced its formation at a ceremony overlooking the Rhine Channel (Cannery Restaurant Parking Lot). One of our first goals as an organization was to find a way to clean up the contaminated sediment in the channel.
Harbor Pumpout Survey, 2003
Coastkeeper evaluated the potential pollution from leaks and improper use (or lack of use) of vessel waste disposal facilities (pumpout stations). Inspections of the existing stations in Newport Harbor, Huntington Beach, and Dana Point Harbor found that many were inaccessible, inoperable, or in need of repair.