Protecting Orange County’s Coast, Rivers, and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999

Featured Events & News

New Guest Blogs

Coastkeeper has invited local environmental stewards and partners to showcase their work to help protect Orange County in our new guest blog page.

Check it out to read up on local achievements.

Monthly Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for some community service hours or want to give back to the environment? Join us for one of our monthly volunteer opportunities!

  • 1st Saturday – San Clemente Beach Cleanup
  • 2nd Saturday- Garden Share
  • 2nd Saturday- Huntington State Beach Cleanup
Learn More

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.

Learn More

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!

Learn More >

Take a trip to our Garden

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

Learn More >


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

Learn More >

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
Guest Writers
March 20, 2018

Foxes on Catalina Island: The Ultimate Come-Back Story

Did you know Catalina Island is home to foxes like Tauchi? In 2006, Dave Ohman wrote a story on these foxes in our Coastkeeper Magazine. Now, we're proud to feature…
March 8, 2018

Meet Our New Water Warrior Legal Intern

How Our Intern Anna Fights for Clean Water! All year round, Orange County Coastkeeper offers competitive legal internships that allow the next generation of environmental lawyers to get hands-on experience…
March 7, 2018

Swimmable News: New Olympia Oysters in Newport Bay

Spotted: New Olympia Oysters in Newport Bay In April of 2017, more than 150 volunteers hauled shells and sewed bags as a part of our Living Shorelines project to restore native…

Contact Coastkeeper Today!