Protecting Our Region’s Coast, Rivers and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999

Featured Events & News

FAQ: Protecting Clean Water in San Juan Creek and Doheny State Beach

We recently reached a settlement with the City of San Juan Capistrano to improve water quality at Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. With these facility improvements, we anticipate healthier waters at Doheny Beach and San Juan Creek for our communities and aquatic life to enjoy.

Click here to learn more about Coastkeeper’s enforcement work and the details of our efforts to keep these local water resources swimmable.

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Internships with Impact

Did you know Orange County Coastkeeper offers competitive internships for law students who are interested in gaining real-world experience in environmental law?

Check out our blog to meet our newest legal intern, Paige, or visit our internship page to explore current opportunities for all Coastkeeper programs.

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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 or Volunteer 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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Take a trip to our Garden

Join us at our unique, sustainable garden Wednesday- Saturday.

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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Orange County Coastkeeper!

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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
September 19, 2018

Fighting Food Insecurity One Community Garden at a Time

Coastkeeper Partners With Santiago Canyon College to Establish Community Garden The Coastkeeper Garden is partnering with the Office of Student Equity and Success at Santiago Canyon College to establish a…
September 19, 2018

FAQ: Protecting Clean Water in San Juan Creek and Doheny State Beach

Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano is a 40-acre equestrian riding park that sits next to the San Juan Creek. Following our recent agreement with the City…
September 17, 2018

“Pay to Pollute” Legislation Halted in California State Assembly

No person, company or industry should get a legal pass to pollute our waters. At Orange County Coastkeeper, our shared right to clean water comes first. We will never stand…

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