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Seals at Children’s Pool

Seals at Children’s Pool: A jewel along the La Jolla coastline, Children’s Pool at Casa Beach attracts both human beachgoers and a harbor seal colony, a somewhat contentious gathering. SUMMARY (updated Nov 9, 2015) Since 2004, Coastkeeper has been engaged with groups and individuals who are involved in the efforts to secure a safe environment […]

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Fireworks over Water

Fireworks Over Water: We understand the historic nature of and the public’s fondness for fireworks displays and want to ensure those displays occur in a way that doesn’t compromise water quality.   SUMMARY San Diego Coastkeeper understands that fireworks displays are a time honored tradition often used to celebrate such holidays as New Year Eve and […]

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San Diego Bay

San Diego Bay looks beautiful, but under the sparkling water, there’s a toxic secret. According to the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board, more than thirty locations in San Diego Bay suffer from unhealthy water, ground beneath that water or both. A federal list that identifies unhealthy waters, called the 303(d) list, includes San […]

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Shipyards Cleanup

After decades of studies, plans, negotiations, expert reports, technical reports, legal posturing, and public hearings, on March 14, 2012, the Regional Water Quality Control Board ordered the San Diego Bay Shipyards cleanup. Under the order, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, BAE Systems and Ship Repair, Inc., the City of San Diego, the United States Navy, San […]

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IPR vs. Desalination

October 4, 2012 San Diego Coastkeeper supports a diverse water supply portfolio. However, with the region’s limited resources, San Diego County’s immediate capital investment—and corresponding rate increases—should focus on potable reuse projects. Potable reuse solves two problems for the price of one. Potable reuse will add a high quality, reliable water source to the region’s […]

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Styro Free San Diego

Plastic foam, commonly known as Styrofoam™, endangers human health and the environment. San Diego Coastkeeper helps local restaurants reduce Styrofoam™ use. Click below to learn more: Styrofoam™ pollution and health risks associated with Styrene Alternatives Terminology Printable educational materials Testimonials The Problem with Styrofoam™ Plastic foam, more commonly known as Styrofoam™, has negative effects on […]

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Sea Level Rise in San Diego

San Diego County has roughly 70 miles of coastline that form the backbone of our culture, economy and critical wildlife habitat. Sea level rise resulting from global climate change has the potential to alter the form and function of our coastline habitats. Gauges along the California coast have recorded an increase during most of the […]

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Marine Protected Areas Frequently Asked Questions

What is a marine protected area or MPA?What is the MLPA (Marine Life Protection Act)?Can I swim in a marine protected area?How do marine protected areas (MPAs) work?Why does fish size matter?What is the “spillover effect?”What is the difference between a State Marine Reserve (SMR) and a State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA)?Will the MLPA (Marine […]

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Seals at Children’s Pool

San Diego Coastkeeper’s Position on Harbor Seals at Children’s Pool in La Jolla SUMMARY Coastkeeper has been engaged in discussions and actions involving uses of the harbor seal rookery and Children’s Pool at South Casa Beach, La Jolla, since 2004. Over the past six years we have met with a number of individuals and groups […]

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