Twenty Years of Defending Clean Water in Orange County

Protecting Our Region’s Coast, Rivers and Streams Since 1999

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Catch Up on 20 Years of Coastkeeper

In 1999, Founding Director Garry Brown started Coastkeeper with two employees in a small Newport Beach office and an annual budget of $100,000. Twenty years later, Garry is joined by over 22 employees sprawled across Orange County, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.

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This Holiday Season, Give a Gift to Our Kids Care Education Program

A gift to our Kids Care program will go directly to help support Coastkeeper’s marine debris education program for elementary students in 3rd through 5th grade. For $35 you can purchase a “reusable kit” for one of our Kids Care students, which will include an eco-friendly water bottle, cutlery kit and straw.

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Our Results

Over nearly two decades, Coastkeeper has become an effective and proactive organization that advocates for everyone’s inalienable right to clean water.


# of Students Reached Through Education Programs


Pounds of Trash Removed


square meters of eelgrass restored


Community members engaged in 2017

What's In Your Water?

December 10, 2019

Residents Rally Against Poseidon at Regional Water Board Workshop

Residents, community advocates and environmental groups showed strong opposition to the Wall Street water developer - Poseidon - on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control…
November 26, 2019

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Pushes for Better Environmental Policy

We don't hesitate to criticize elected officials when they make decisions we don’t like, so we shouldn’t hesitate to thank a legislator when they bring bills that we support.  In…
Trabuco CreekBlog
November 25, 2019

Understanding Trabuco Creek’s Hydrology and Changing Water Levels

Orange County Coastkeeper Garden staff member Angela Castanon and interns Rupert Barnett and Will Glasband spent an afternoon measuring Trabuco Creek in the Cleveland National Forest to better understand the…

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