Protecting Orange County’s Coasts, Rivers, and Streams

Improving Water Quality & Defending Public Health Since 1999

Featured Events & News


We are looking for Spring and Summer interns to help us fight for clean water.

Orange County Coastkeeper offers a wide selection of volunteer and internship opportunities throughout the year. A Coastkeeper intern will gain experience that will further your education or career search and provide a high profile reference for resumes and job applications.

We currently have openings in all 6 of our programs!

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Monthly Beach Cleanups

Start the new year off right by helping us protect our oceans!

Join us:

The first Saturday of the month at San Clemente State Beach.

The second Saturday of the month at Huntington State Beach.

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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Take a trip to our Garden

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

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

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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.


# of Children Reached in Whales Program


Pounds of Trash Removed


Square meters of eelgrass planted


Community members engaged in 2016
January 11, 2018

How We Protected Our Waters in 2017

What a year. Over the past 365 days, our Coastkeeper staff along with thousands of volunteers have worked hard to achieve our goals. We could not have done all of this…

December 22, 2017

Upper Newport Bay Showcased in Top 10 “Waters to Watch”

In December 2017, the National Fish Habitat Partnership selected our living shoreline restoration project in Upper Newport Bay as one of its 2017 “Waters to Watch.” The “Waters to Watch” are…

December 15, 2017

Winter Wonderland at the Coastkeeper Garden

It’s the most wonderful time of year for holiday color at the Coastkeeper Garden. Beautiful red blooms, berries and leaves abound all December long. Festive, water-wise plants create a winter…

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