Restoring & Protecting
Clean Water in Orange County

Advocating for Our Environment & Protecting Our Water Resources


The Voice of Orange County's Water Resources

Make a Difference in Your Community with Orange County Coastkeeper


Protecting Orange County's Coasts, Rivers, and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999


Keeping Orange County Waters Swimmable, Drinkable, Fishable and Sustainable.

Water Quality Solutions that Benefit the Environment and the Community


Featured Events

Toast The Coast

Our annual ‘Toast the Coast’ annual fundraising event was a hit! It was an evening full of good company, delicious dinner and laughs with comedian Orny Adams!

Didn’t get the chance to attend? You still have time to donate and show your support for clean water.

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Coastal Clean Up Day

Thank you for helping us make history on Coastal Cleanup Day! A record breaking 7,500 volunteers removed 70,202 pounds of trash from our local beaches, creeks and channels. Help us continue the fight against trash pollution and join us at our next cleanup.

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 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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Toast the Coast

Join us at Irvine Improv this September 21st to ‘Toast the Coast’ at our annual fundraising event

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

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 2016
September 13, 2017

How EPA Cuts Would Threaten California Families

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked for decades to protect public health and the environment, cleaning up our air, water and land as our economy has continued to grow….

September 12, 2017

San Juan Capistrano: Let’s Keep Our Orange County Both Rideable and Swimmable

A few things make life in Orange County like nowhere else. There’s nothing like exploring our mountains and chaparrals on horseback, watching your kid reel in her first fish from…

August 2, 2017

Swan SONGS: Part I

The beginning of the end for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station “San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station 2013 photo D Ramey Logan” by WPPilot – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons. Seeing the…

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