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Twenty Years of Defending Clean Water in Orange County

Protecting Our Region’s Coast, Rivers and Streams Since 1999
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Catch Up on 20 Years of Coastkeeper

In 1999, Founding Director Garry Brown started Coastkeeper with two employees in a small Newport Beach office and an annual budget of $100,000. Twenty years later, Garry is joined by over 22 employees sprawled across Orange County, Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.

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Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

Coastkeeper seeks an enterprising, energetic, self-sufficient person to advance our Cleanup OC program and to assist with our education programs. Passion for tackling trash and litter issues in Orange County is required.

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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.

37,046

# of Students Reached Through Education Programs

95,167

Pounds of Trash Removed

3,376

square meters of eelgrass restored

22000

Community members engaged in 2017

What's In Your Water?

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November 12, 2019

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

Coastkeeper seeks an enterprising, energetic, self-sufficient person to advance our Cleanup OC program and to assist with our education programs. Passion for tackling trash and litter issues in Orange County…
Garry and RayBlog
November 6, 2019

KSBR Radio Interviews Coastkeeper Leaders on 20 Years of Water Protection

Orange County Coastkeeper had the opportunity to interview with Dawn Kamber, news director of KSBR - Saddleback College radio station. Dawn invited Coastkeeper's Garry Brown, founder and president, and Ray…
Toast to the CoastBlog
November 4, 2019

A Successful ‘Toast to the Coast,’ New Board Member Welcomed and Other News

Thanks for Making Our 2019 'Toast to the Coast' a Success! Coastkeeper would like to thank the major sponsors: Law Offices of Jennifer F. Novak, SA Recycling, Chevron, Contech Engineered…

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