Defending Clean Water in Orange County

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

Thanks for Participating in Coastal Cleanup Month 2020!

This year, Coastal Cleanup Month looked a little different.

Thank you to those who participated to help keep trash out of our waterways. We had 66 volunteers remove 289 pound of trash! Check out more here.

Please complete this survey if you did a cleanup during Coastal Cleanup Month. Each person who completes the survey will get free chips & guacamole from Rubio’s!:

Each person who completes the survey will get a free taco from Rubio’s!

To take the Coastal Cleanup 2020 volunteer survey, please click here!

coastal cleanup month 2020

One more spot available on our new Membership Advisory Committee

Orange County Coastkeeper is looking to add a new member to the Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) comprised of individuals from Orange County, Inland Empire, and Coachella Valley.

The role of the Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) will be to effectively communicate with Coastkeeper’s membership in order to understand what local issues are most important to the communities it serves. Committee members will gather multiple times within a year to organize and recommend the best solutions for the community, then present ideas to the board of directors for consideration.

Email [email protected] if you are interested in joining the membership advisory committee

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

The financial impact of the COVID pandemic is costing Coastkeeper vital donations. With your help, we were able to reach our goal and hit $71,000 in donations!

Special thanks to our sponsors who have contributed thus far:
  • Advanced Group
  • The Boeing Company
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Contech Engineered Solutions
  • SA Recycling
  • Southern California Edison
  • The U.S. Bank Foundation
And special thanks to our board members for their contributions:
  • Alan Freeman
  • Janice Scalpini
  • Jim Parkhurst
  • John Weispfenning
  • Mark Draper
  • Robert King
  • Steve Bone
  • Vince Zimmerer
  • Kara Adams
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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?

October 23, 2020

Cleanups in the Times of COVID

Combatting beach pollution – and the pandemic – safely In the early months of 2020 when the coronavirus was still novel and quarantine was just beginning in the United States,…
September 11, 2020

Moulton Niguel Water District Helps Students Learn About Watershed Protection

In 2018, Coastkeeper launched a partnership with the Moulton Niguel Water District to bring high-level water and watershed education to future ratepayers in their service area. We found that our…
August 25, 2020

Trabuco Creek Research Efforts Showing Success

With funding from the International Paper Foundation, Orange County Coastkeeper has been working with the US Forest Service for two years to develop stream profile data on Trabuco Creek. This…