Jan 21 - Coastkeeper Celebrates 20th Anniversary with its 4th-Annual Ocean Commotion Concert on April 18

Oceanside's The Barnwell Shift to headline outdoor show at Campland on the Bay

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Jan 25 - San Diego Coastkeeper Applauds Sewage Backup Generator Plan Put Forward by City of San Diego Wastewater Officials

Coastkeeper encourages City Council to approve the infrastructure upgrade to protect the region’s economy, health, environment

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May 30 - Coastkeeper to Honor Coastal Champions on World Oceans Day

June 8 event at Birch Aquarium is now free thanks to generous support from event sponsors

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Jun 26 - San Diego Coastkeeper Announces Change in Leadership

Organization on track to achieve its 2012- 2015 strategic plan finalized this year

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Mar 26 - San Diego Coastkeeper Invites to Take on Earth Day Trivia Challenge on April 19

Celebrate Earth Day with Coastkeeper at Raglan Public House in Ocean Beach

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Apr 16 - San Diego Coastkeeper Approves Its 2012 - 2015 Strategic Plan

The organization also welcomes four board of directors to its leadership team

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Apr 18 - San Diego Coastkeeper Approves Its 2012 - 2015 Strategic Plan

The organization also welcomes four board of directors to its leadership team

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Mar 26 - San Diego Coastkeeper Opens Coastal 2012 Champions Nominations

The organization will hold the awards breakfast on World Oceans Day

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Mar 14 - Regional Water Quality Control Board Declares San Diego Bay Cleanup

Wednesday’s final ruling comes after a 20-year-long battle

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Jun 11 - Regional Board Denies Polluters’ Request for Deadline Extension in the Planning Process for the San Diego Bay Cleanup Order

Decision signals the governing body’s commitment to an expeditious process

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Jan 11 - Coastkeeper, Surfrider Announce 2011 San Diego Beach Cleanup Data

Volunteers collected more than 100,000 pieces of plastic countywide

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Apr 26 - Coastkeeper Ranks in the Nation’s Top 100 Recipients of 1% for the Planet

Cali Bamboo tops Coastkeeper’s biggest 1% for the Planet donors from 2008 - 2010

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San Diego Coastkeeper Launches Smart Phone App to Help Beachgoers Find Healthy Beaches in San Diego County

New Swim Guide also shares water quality at more than 400 beaches statewide

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Dec 29 - Coastkeeper, Surfrider Release 2014 Beach Cleanup Data

Yearly totals indicate a troubling trend of inland trash making its way to the ocean

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December 11 - Coastkeeper Welcomes Five Members to Its Board of Directors

Volunteer board also approves new officers for 2015

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Fishable Facts

  • Kelp forests play home to more than 700 species of marine creatures.
  • Many factors including pollution, climate change, and over-fishing contribute to kelp forest decline, and their collective impact is far greater than any individual stressor.
  • Research has shown that grazing by inflated sea urchins populations damaged kelp forests and slowed recovery in the '50s to '70s off Point Loma. Sea otters, lobster, and sheephead fish are important predators, keeping urchin populations in check.
  • Many fish off California's coast are in such decline that some species will take 50-80 years to recover to healthy levels.
  • La Jolla's lush kelp forest is like a stand of underwater redwoods – it provides food and shelter for hundreds of species, from tiny invertebrates to fish, mammals and birds.
  • Since 1990, revenues from commercial fishing have declined by more than half and the number of fishing boats calling at California ports has declined by nearly three-quarters.
  • Average size across a wide range of West Coast fish is down by half from 20 years ago.
  • A 40-cm bocaccio rockfish produces an average of just over 200,000 eggs per year, whereas an 80-cm fish at double the length produces nearly 10 times as many eggs (2 million)!
  • Nearly 80 percent of marine debris comes from land-based sources.
  • Regardless of their size, plastic pollution bits are not digestible by any creature.
  • More than 60 percent of all marine debris is plastic.
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