Protecting the State of Your Water

We ensure you have fishable, swimmable and drinkinable water

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.

Join Us for Coastal Cleanup Day

Every year, Coastal Cleanup Day brings the community together to remove trash and plastic pollution at beaches and waterways throughout the state. This year we’ll be hosting both a month-long virtual event and in-person events throughout Orange County on September 18th from 9 a.m. to noon.

Visit our Coastal Cleanup page to register for one of this year’s cleanup sites.

Contact Coastkeeper Today!

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


Community members engaged in 2017

What's In Your Water?

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 10, 2021

How I Helped Protect Native Species at the Santa Ana River Mouth

By Sean Taylor Hi! I am Sean, a junior at University of Southern California in the environmental studies program minoring in marine biology. During the spring 2021 semester I worked…
August 30, 2021

Defending Water Quality from Coastline to Courtroom

With August and National Water Quality month in the rearview, it’s a good time to look back at Orange County Coastkeeper’s history and how it impacts the water conservation work…