Defending Clean Water in Orange County

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

Help Protect the State of Your Water


For over the past 21 years, we’ve contributed $3.5+ million on environmental restoration projects and we’ll continue to advocate for and protect clean water in Orange County, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.

Welcome Katherine 👋






Katherine Garcia is a data geek, world traveler, student debt crusher and the newest Board member – and Development Committee member – for Orange County Coastkeeper. As a digital marketing manager she drove over $2 million in revenue at Web Marketing Therapy, a boutique marketing agency for the legal industry in Los Angeles. She’s fluent in Spanish and can tell you the exact length of her hair, through an app she created, the Hair Growth Tracker. After being a Student Senator, and starting a recycling club, at Cerritos College, she earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at U.C. Santa Barbara and an MBA at CSU, Los Angeles.

We’re happy to have you on our team of #WaterWarriors, Katherine!

Contact Coastkeeper Today!

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?

July 16, 2021

Dive Into Your Water: Ways to Get Involved to Keep Local Beaches Clean

As outdoor activities ramp up this summer, the region’s beaches will begin to fill up with enthusiastic beachgoers that want to enjoy the fresh ambience California has to offer. But…
June 16, 2021

Transitioning to an Environmentally Friendly Diet

By Ely Khatib My name is Ely and I have been vegan for a little over a year now. I didn’t do it for my health or to get more…
June 4, 2021

How I Helped the Forest Service Develop a Water Monitoring Program

By Rachel While working as an intern at Orange County Coastkeeper, I had the opportunity to assist the Forest Service in the development of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP)…