Protecting swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water resources

Since 1999

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Help Our Students Get Back Outside

School is back in session and after a year and a half of virtual learning, Coastkeeper is back to taking students out in the field – and we need your help!

We are aiming to raise $3,000 in donations to bring our education program, WHALES (Watershed Heroes: Actions Linking Education to Stewardship), to more than 3,000 students during the 2021-2022 school year. This program fosters students’ connections with the natural world and empowers them with the notion that their local environment is theirs to explore, enjoy, and protect.

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New information regarding the devastating oil spill is released every day. Check out our webpage for the latest updates.

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


MPA Watch surveys conducted
September 30, 2021

Women Water Warriors Join Orange County Coastkeeper

Orange County Coastkeeper seeks to infuse its staff with people from diverse professional backgrounds and finds it beneficial when staff members are role models for future generations. Coastkeeper’s newest hires…
September 24, 2021

Celebrating World Rivers Day

“Rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” - Mark Angelo   On the fourth Sunday of September, which this year falls on September…
September 24, 2021

Start a Meaningful Business as an Ecopreneur

By Carolyn Hart Ecopreneurs are on the rise. Many new, environmentally conscious entrepreneurs are entering the business landscape, while a slew of well-established companies are turning their focus to the…