Orange County Coastkeeper

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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

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Coastkeeper and Sierra Club are inviting community members to join them on a 3-mile and approximately 3-hour tour of the Huntington Beach Wetlands, a seldom explored area of southeast Huntington Beach. Ray Hiemstra, associate director of programs at Orange County Coastkeeper, and Ginny Heringer, event organizer and tour leader for …continue reading

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Orange County Coastkeeper welcomes Newport Beach resident Janice Sclafani to its board of directors. The nonprofit environmental organization advocates for fishable, swimmable, drinkable and sustainable water in Orange County, with programs targeting watershed education, marine restoration, water conservation and water quality enforcement. Janice Sclafani was selected to Coastkeeper’s board of …continue reading

Join us to defend our quiet neighborhoods and clean beaches from Poseidon’s unneeded, expensive and polluting proposal. Attend a Town Hall meeting to prepare for the upcoming Regional Water Quality Control Board workshop where residents will have a chance to tell board members what they think. The Regional Water Quality …continue reading