Protecting Orange County’s Coast, Rivers, and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999

Featured Events & News

Monthly Beach Cleanups

March Monthly Community Beach Cleanups.

1st Saturday at San Clemente State Beach.

2nd Saturday at Huntington State Beach.

Join your community members in helping us fight marine pollution.

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Spring and Summer Internships

Looking for ways to make a positive impact in our community and environment? Apply for an internship!

We have openings in all of our programs. Just fill out the application and send it to our team.

About Coastkeeper

Orange County native Garry Brown founded Coastkeeper in 1999 to protect the local shores and waterways for future generations. We collaborate with the public and private sectors as an advocate for healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources.

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Donate or Volunteer Today!

Join the swimmable, drinkable, fishable and sustainable mission of Orange County Coastkeeper. Contribute to our active and effective programs by donating or volunteering.


We need your help to accomplish our important mission to protect water resources and our local environment! There are many volunteer opportunities available to meet your interests and time schedule!

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Take a trip to our Garden

Join us at our unique, sustainable garden Wednesday- Saturday.

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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Orange County Coastkeeper!

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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 Children Reached in Whales Program


Pounds of Trash Removed


Square meters of eelgrass planted


Community members engaged in 2017
January 26, 2018

Transforming Students – One Beach Trip at a Time

Meet Susan Grasse – an inspiring teacher at Santa Ana High School who has helped her students connect with their environment through with Coastkeeper’s education program for more than five…
January 11, 2018

How We Protected Our Waters in 2017

What a year. Over the past 365 days, our Coastkeeper staff along with thousands of volunteers have worked hard to achieve our goals. We could not have done all of this…
December 22, 2017

Upper Newport Bay Showcased in Top 10 “Waters to Watch”

In December 2017, the National Fish Habitat Partnership selected our living shoreline restoration project in Upper Newport Bay as one of its 2017 “Waters to Watch." The “Waters to Watch” are…

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