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.

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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?

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)…
June 4, 2021

What I Learned About Stormwater Monitoring

By Rachel During my internship with Orange County Coastkeeper, I had the opportunity to learn about stormwater monitoring in order to monitor water quality in public areas adjacent to industrial…