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The Admiral's Circle recognizes donors whose investment in San Diego Coastkeeper demonstrates true philanthropic leadership. Our staff and board members take our responsibility to steward your investment seriously and hope that you will want to engage with us throughout the year.


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With your support, we collect one more water sample; spend an additional hour in a council meeting; provide one more teacher with environmental education supplies. Together, we ensure clean, healthy water. Click to join a long list of of members and donate to San Diego Coastkeeper right now.

P.S. Don't forget to let us know if your company will match your donation!

Legacy Gifts

planned_givingPhoto Guided By Imagination PhotographyWhat better way to commemorate a meaningful day or build a legacy than with a gift that lasts forever? Clean, healthy, plentiful water in our community speaks volumes about your values.


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You will join over 6,000 members who want to safely paddle into the ocean after a rainstorm, enjoy hikes alongside clean streams and fish from a healthy bay. You're saying you envision a county that builds sustainable communities and a region that stands committed to a strong economy.

Join us today.


img_5671-s“As sustainability becomes more top of mind with governments and consumers, companies that take an active role in environmental issues will have a competitive advantage over companies that don't.” Todd Brady, Corporate Environmental Manager, Intel Corporation (IndustryWeek, 2008)

Thank You Donors

GiveCelebrateYouPhoto Matthew Meier PhotographyFishable, swimmable, drinkable water for all of San Diego County. Your vision is our vision. Our triumphs are your triumphs. We're in this together and you make progress possible.

Whether you pour a drop, a stream or a torrent into the pool of philanthropic support of clean water, your personal impact changes our world. Thank you for your vision.

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Fixable Facts

  • San Diego Coastkeeper's efforts have helped to reduce the number of sewage spills by 90% since 2001.
  • San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation conduct twice-monthly beach cleanups. We work with more than 4,000 volunteers each year.
  • In 2008 and 2009, Coastkeeper and our north county partners successfully advocated for significant fines (totaling $2 million) for spills in Buena Vista Lagoon and Escondido Creek.
  • It's in order: reduce, reuse THEN recycle.
  • Each year Coastkeeper brings together nearly 5,000 cleanup volunteers to remove more than 7,000 pounds of trash.
  • San Diego Coastkeeper has trained over 700 volunteer water quality monitors.
  • A "consent decree" is a legal tool that provides an enforceable timeline and milestones for pollution cleanup and prevention.
  • Coastkeeper volunteers removed over 560 pounds of trash from Mission Bay on a single morning in October 2013.
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