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Learn about Orange County Coastkeeper’s largest education program, WHALES (Watershed Heroes: Actions Linking Education to Stewardship). This program inspires middle and high school students to explore ecological concepts in their own community through in-class lessons, labs, and field trips. Tune in as our Education Director, Michaela Coats, highlights the importance of connecting students with their watershed and fostering a sense of responsibility toward protecting our environment!

Come with us on a field trip to Orange County Water District! From purification to conservation, students from Godinez HS toured the Groundwater Replenishment System and explored the process of water management through our WHALES program.

Learn about Orange County’s stormwater pollution problem and how Coastkeeper (and YOU) can help prevent it!

Take a moment to relive some of our greatest accomplishments from last year in this 2023 Wrapped video!

In partnership with the Back Bay Science Center, Orange County Coastkeeper staff leads high school environmental science students on a “Marine Life Inventory” field trip. Participants learn about the wildlife that inhabits Newport Bay through hands-on activities like trawling, mud sampling, and seine fishing.

In a world…where pollution threatens our fragile ecosystems…YOU have the power to help clean up our waterways and coastline! Watch this short Coastal Cleanup Day recap video created by our creative media production intern, Brianna Muldong!

What is a Marine Protected Area? How are California’s MPAs all connected? What is Orange County Coastkeeper doing to help our MPAs thrive? What is MPA Watch?

All these questions and more are answered in this four-minute interview with lifelong coastal champion and Laguna Beach native Wendy Berube.

Did you know that a single adult Olympia oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water a day? Unfortunately, the population of native Olympia oysters along the California coast is a fraction of what it once was.

With the help of the World Surf League and Shiseido, Orange County Coastkeeper is working to restore native oysters in Southern California. Watch this video to learn more!

Take a dive into Coastkeeper’s operations!

This in-depth video offers a programmatic overview of Orange County Coastkeeper as well as some key victories from 2022.