20th Anniversary

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It's a whole new decade for protectable water. Take a moment to see where we've been and where we're going.  

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Heroes with a View 

Buy your ticket today for our Coastal Champions Awards Breakfast on June 8 to celebrate clean water heroes--and this incredible view. 

 

 

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Low Impact Development Tour

Get on our free bus tour and talk sustainable design at three developments. 

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State Board Renews Conservation Regulations

But we think there's plenty of room for stronger action. Click to learn why. 

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Coastkeeper Releases 2014 Water Quality Data

It's no surprise to us -- our annual analysis of data shows the drought has affected more than water quantity. 

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In 2014: Looks like San Diego's drought affects more than water quantity—and we have the data to show it. We proudly announce the results of our 2014 Water Quality Monitoring efforts, and...

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Water Quality 2014: San Luis Rey Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 77, Fair We tracked two parameters of concern in San Luis Rey Watershed: Turbidity: Two-thirds of the turbidity samples exceeded healthy standards Levels of pH: Over half of the...

Water Quality 2014: Carlsbad Watershed

Water Quality 2014: Carlsbad Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 72, Fair To no surprise, our 2014 data showed that: Nitrate is consistently high in upper Escondido Creek In fact, four of the five samples with the highest nitrate...

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Water Quality 2014: San Dieguito Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 76, Fair Our data in San Dieguito Watershed show: Ammonia, phosphorus, and turbidity measuring at marginal on our Water Quality Index Scores Ammonia and phosphorus are nutrients. In the...

Water Quality 2014: Los Peñasquitos Wate…

Water Quality 2014: Los Peñasquitos Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 76, Fair Well, here it is: the most typical, average watershed in San Diego County in terms of water quality pollution and health. Our data in this...

Water Quality 2014: San Diego Watershed

Water Quality 2014: San Diego Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 62, Marginal 2014 was not a good year for the San Diego River. It dropped two levels on our Water Quality Index score, moving from Good in...

Water Quality 2014: Pueblo Watershed

Water Quality 2014: Pueblo Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 64, Marginal A few key takeaways from our Pueblo Watershed data: Chollas River sites often had very high phosphorus and ammonia Volunteers found and removed lots of trash from...

Water Quality 2014: Sweetwater Watershed

Water Quality 2014: Sweetwater Watershed

Water Quality Index Score: 62, Marginal Our data in Sweetwater Watershed showed: Very low dissolved oxygen levels Usually high ammonia and phosphorus concentrations Again, another watershed indicative of extremely low water flows creating high...

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2014 Annual Report - It's Quantifiable & Thankable

The most important number to San Diego Coastkeeper is the power of one—you. Year in and year out, you are the support and inspiration that keeps us strong.

We proudly share with you our 2014 annual report and invite you to count the ways our team, along with you, improved fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County this year.

 See why 4014 was a great year for San Diego Coastkeeper   Check out our 2014 Annual Report! 

 

We present our annual report in these three parts:

Hear directly from our leadership on their shared joy for all that we've done together and their vision for 2015.

There is truth in numbers. They show the power of our impact—the results of work to improve fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters. Dive in, and count your way through the successes in our 2014 annual report.

It's the people of San Diego Coastkeeper that make us succeed. Set sail with a few key individuals from 2014, and let's look to celebrating 20 years of the people behind Coastkeeper as we head to 2015.

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