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Waterkeepers and Alliances

Waterkeeper Alliance San Diego Coastkeeper is part of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. The Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper organizations to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. To champion clean water and strong communities, Waterkeeper Alliance: Supports and empowers member Waterkeeper organizations to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality; Promotes the […]

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Gabriel Solmer

Gabriel Solmer, Legal Directorgabe@sdcoastkeeper.org Gabriel Solmer joined Coastkeeper in January 2004, working on litigation, legislation, and policy issues. She’s currently the legal director at Environmental Law & Policy Clinic, Coastkeeper’s independent legal intern program and coordinates the organization’s legal docket. Previously, Gabe filled in as a interim executive director for Coastkeeper for six months. Today, […]

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Soumya Chennapragada

Soumya Chennapragada, Watershed Program Analyst soumya@sdcoastkeeper.org Soumya joined San Diego Coastkeeper in September 2008 as a GIS intern and is currently the Watershed Program Analyst. She manages our GIS program and the watershed wiki. Her current work involves analyzing water-quality data, developing watershed reports and managing the extensive databases of our water quality monitoring program. […]

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Jill Witkowski

Jill Witkowski, Waterkeeper jill@sdcoastkeeper.org Jill Witkowski joined San Diego Coastkeeper in January 2010 and currently serves as Waterkeeper. Jill leads Coastkeeper’s policy, legal and programs work and ensures that Coastkeeper achieves its mission.  Jill also supervises Coastkeeper’s student attorneys–volunteer law students who get real-world job training while carrying the bulk of Coastkeeper’s litigation workload. Prior […]

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Travis Pritchard

Travis Pritchard, Program Director Travis Pritchard joined San Diego Coastkeeper in June 2010 and is now program director. In 2015 and 2016, he served as the interim executive director. In addition to connecting and overseeing Coastkeeper’s programs, Travis coordinates field monitoring, laboratory operations, water quality analysis, interpretations and program communications. He trains Coastkeeper’s impressive volunteer samplers […]

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Sandra J. Lebrón

Sandra J. Lebrón, Education Manager slebron@sdcoastkeeper.org Sandra J. Lebrón joined San Diego Coastkeeper to oversee the implementation of Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership). In partnership with the City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District, Project SWELL provides a comprehensive and hands-on water quality and pollution prevention curricula to students in […]

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Mallory Watson

Mallory Watson, Community Engagement Coordinatormallory@sdcoastkeeper.org Mallory Watson received her Master of Science in Marine Affairs and Policy from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Working with commercial fishermen and Florida Sea Grant, her research focused on marine debris and lost fishing gear along the Florida Keys Reef Tract. Prior to […]

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Jamie Hampton

Marketing and Communications jamie@sdcoastkeeper.org Jamie Hampton joined Coastkeeper in October 2009 as the director of marketing and communications. As of March 2012, Jamie became Coastkeeper’s marketing and communications consultant. She oversees the organization’s overall communication strategy as well as its public relations, marketing and online programs. After volunteering in Coastkeeper’s marketing department for nearly two […]

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Honorary Board

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. President, International Waterkeeper Alliance Robert Kennedy’s reputation as a resolute defender of the environment stems from a litany of successful legal actions: prosecuting governments and companies for polluting the Hudson River and Long Island Sound; winning settlements for the Hudson Riverkeeper; arguing cases to expand citizen access to the shoreline, and […]

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San Diego Coastkeeper’s Volunteer Core

Be a part of Coastkeeper’s heart and soul. San Diego Coastkeeper’s Volunteer Core is a dedicated and trained group of volunteers with varied skills and backgrounds who aid in our efforts to accomplish our mission. Each volunteer creates a custom volunteer plan, and while the plan must be in line with our organizational goals, each […]

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