Orange County Coastkeeper

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On Saturday, September 17, more than 2,500 volunteers cleaned up Orange County parks, beaches, and creeks, resulting in over 11,000 pounds of trash prevented from impacting our ocean. These astonishing numbers will only increase as more cleanup sites report their data. Orange County Coastkeeper coordinated these cleanup sites as a …continue reading

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This project is a collaborative effort between Orange County Coastkeeper, a nonprofit protecting clean water, and the Long Beach Yacht Club. This is the second consecutive year collecting Olympia oyster larvae from Alamitos Bay. Long Beach boaters will retrieve strings of oyster shells after they’ve been suspended in Alamitos Bay …continue reading

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While Governor Gavin Newsom has declared many California counties in a state of emergency due to worsening drought conditions, some Southern California counties such as Orange County remain well-equipped to handle the drought. The conservation practices enacted during the last drought have decreased water usage and added to the region’s …continue reading

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Orange County Coastkeeper to host a beach cleanup event in partnership with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris’s office at Huntington State Beach as a post-pandemic return to public cleanup gatherings. For two hours, volunteers of all ages will fill reusable bags and buckets with litter found across the sand. Beach cleanups are …continue reading

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On Feb. 20 and 27, volunteer dock owners will receive strings of clean Pacific oyster shells to suspend throughout Alamitos Bay. In an effort to restore Olympia oyster populations in Southern California, Orange County Coastkeeper – in partnership with the California State Coastal Conservancy and California State University, Long Beach …continue reading

Orange County Coastkeeper celebrates a recent court ruling to protect the community and native species from stormwater pollution flowing from Corona Clay Company into Temescal Creek, which drains to the Santa Ana River – Southern California’s largest river. The company based in Corona, CA manufactures clay materials for use in …continue reading

Orange County Coastkeeper Garden and Native Sons Nursery are partnering to help support the declining population of local beneficial insects. Orange County residents can greatly assist by planting food source plants to ensure local pollinators are well-fed, while creating beautiful additions to their garden. At the Coastkeeper Garden Pollinator Plant …continue reading