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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A Brand New Waterkeeper Comes to Southern California

Coastkeeper launches a brand new Waterkeeper to the east — Coachella Valley Waterkeeper! Led by Nina Waszak and Coastkeeper’s executive director, Garry Brown, this new organization will lead the desert community in protecting clean water.

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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?

June 3, 2019

A New Director, SmartScape Experiences and Other News

Meet Nina Waszak: Director of Coachella Valley Waterkeeper Nina will lead the newly founded Coachella Valley Waterkeeper beginning in June. She holds a degree in environmental studies and ecology and served…
May 17, 2019

How Two Orange County Residents Transformed Their Yards Into Drought-Tolerant Paradises

At Coastkeeper, conserving water is always at the forefront of our mind. However, we understand that may not be the case for everyone. That’s why we are constantly trying to…
May 3, 2019

Springtime at the Garden, Restoration in Long Beach and Other News

Our Garden Is More Beautiful Than Ever After the recent rainy season, the Coastkeeper Garden is blooming with life like never before. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the…

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