Twenty Years of Defending Clean Water in Orange County

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

Featured Events & News

Celebrate 20 Years of Clean Water at "Toast the Coast"

September 12, 2019

Coastkeeper invites you to join us as we “Toast the Coast” for clean water. Bring your family and friends for a fun night of entertainment from comedian Erica Rhodes and musician Steven Solomon. This annual fundraising event helps fund our programs for months to come.

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Dive Into 20 Years of Coastkeeper

Introducing our anniversary report, titled “20 Years: Defending Clean Water.” This expansive document covers our victories, programs and progress over the past 20 years. It is by far the most in-depth telling of Coastkeeper’s story yet.

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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

What's In Your Water?

July 15, 2019

Orange County Water District Board Member Opposes Poseidon

Last month, Kelly Rowe, Certified Hydrogeologist and Orange County Water District (OCWD) Board Member expressed his position on the Poseidon desalination plant at the Regional Water Board meeting. Rowe says…
July 10, 2019

Looking Back: A Kayak Adventure in the Santa Ana River

Did you know the Santa Ana River, right here in Orange County, is a living, lush and beautiful river? In many places, it looks as natural as it did back…
July 8, 2019

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…

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