Defending Clean Water in Orange County

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

Read Our Latest Op-Ed on Poseidon

It’s time we hold Gov. Newson accountable for his irresponsible actions that will harm the environment and cost ratepayers thousands of dollars on water bills.
Newsom’s removal of William von Blasingame from the Santa Ana Regional Water Board is reprehensible and puts the state’s environmental review process in peril.
Check out our founding director Garry Brown’s latest op-ed condemning these actions and learn how the governor’s support of Poseidon will harm Orange County financially and environmentally.

One more spot available on our new Membership Advisory Committee

Orange County Coastkeeper is looking to add a new member from the Inland Empire 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) is 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.

If you live in the Inland Empire and are interested in joining, email [email protected].

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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.


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What's In Your Water?

January 13, 2021

Safe Boating and Fishing Practices

By Hayden Vega Boating and fishing are some of the most popular ways that people enjoy their local waterways. Unfortunately, unsafe habits like littering and dumping while on the water…
December 11, 2020

How Our Intern Helped Bring Fishing Line Recycling to Seal Beach Fishing Pier

Orange County Coastkeeper’s education and internship programs offer a unique opportunity for students and community members to take action regarding their concerns with water quality and local aquatic habitats. Though…
December 2, 2020

Skip the Plastic Straw’s Story & Campaign

Hi! My name is Chloe Mei Espinosa. I am 14 years old and the founder of Skip the Plastic Straw. I started my campaign when I was 11 years old…