Restoring & Protecting
Clean Water in Orange County

Advocating for Our Environment & Protecting Our Water Resources


The Voice of Orange County's Water Resources

Make a Difference in Your Community with Orange County Coastkeeper


Protecting Orange County's Coasts, Rivers, and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999


Keeping Orange County Waters Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable and Sustainable.

Water Quality Solutions that Benefit the Environment and the Community


Featured Events

Huntington Beach Desalination Hearing

The State Lands Commission (SLC) will consider approval of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the destructive Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant at their proposed plant on October 19.

Make your voice heard and attend to remind the commission that the environment is a high priority.

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Community Beach Cleanups

Help us continue the fight against ocean pollution by joining us at our next beach cleanup.

San Clemente State Beach- Every first Saturday of the month

Huntington State Beach- Every second Saturday of the month

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 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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Toast the Coast

Join us at Irvine Improv this September 21st to ‘Toast the Coast’ at our annual fundraising event

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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 2016
October 10, 2017

Orange County Set a New Record on Coastal Cleanup Day

On September 16, just over 7,450 Orange County residents joined the global effort to get rid of trash, not wildlife. With 56 cleanup locations across Orange County, volunteers of all…

October 2, 2017

Swimmable News: The Poseidon Misadventure

Tell the State Lands Commission We Don’t Need Desalination Orange County doesn’t need Poseidon’s $1-billion desalination plant, when we have more affordable and sustainable water supply options at our fingertips….

October 2, 2017

Thank You for Supporting Clean Water at Toast the Coast

On September 21, the Orange County community and business leaders came together at Irvine Improv Comedy Club to celebrate 18 years of protecting clean water for all. With your help,…

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