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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.

Anonymous Fund at The San Diego Foundation
Susie Armstrong and Keith Marzullo
Megan Baehrens
Steve & Deb Baehrens
Lee Barken
Sarah Boot
Jo Brooks and Adrian Kinnane
Jack Brown
Everett and Dare DeLano
Martha Diller
Ellis Family Foundation
Mike and Susanna Flaster
Glenn Flint 
Beryl and Edward Flom
Bruce and Betsy Gill 
Edwin and Donna Gookin 
Stewart and Emily Halpern 
Bruce Robbins and R. Elaine Hanson
The Heller Foundation of San Diego
Jayne Johnson
Kroha/Casner Family Foundation
Harriet Lazer
Taya Lazootin
Myles McGuinness
Patricia Meagher and David Ritter
Tom Mills
Micah Mitrosky 
Eleanor Musick and Abe Ordover
David and Patti Petersen
Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation
John Reilly
Mark Reynolds
Gina Rogers
Wayne and Ellen Rosenbaum
Gregg Sadowsky
Glen Schmidt
Neil Senturia and Barbara Bry Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation
Susan Stewart
Stiefel/Behner Charitable Fund
Elizabeth Taylor
Alan Timmerman
Waitt Foundation
David & Ann Welborn
George Yermanos
Family & friends in memory of Wills Phelan 
Hundreds of donors and members 

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When companies and foundations pool their financial, employee and brand resources to protect our community, we all win. Thank you for your leadership.

Aveda 
California State University, Sacramento 
California Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Fund of 2002, administered by State of California, Department of Water Resources
The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006, administered by the State of California, Department of Water Resources
Campland on the Bay 
City of San Diego 
County of San Diego 
Deschutes Brewery 
Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund at The San Diego Foundation 
Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation 
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Centers  
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 
Patagonia 
Price Philanthropies Foundation 
Qualcomm Foundation 
Regency Centers Corporation 
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority 
San Diego Gas & Electric 
Save the Colorado Fund at The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado 
Schmidt Design Group 
SeaWorld Cares 
Sportfishing Association of California  
University of California, San Diego 
Waterkeeper Alliance

To learn how to join our 6,000 members and 500 leadership donors, visit other pages on our website or contact our executive director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 619-758-7743 x103. (back to top)

 

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San Diego Coastkeeper respects the privacy of our donors and, except where disclosure is required by law, we do not make donors' contact information available to third parties. We do recognize donors on our website and in occassional email and event settings. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may indicate the preference on your donation form. If you prefer to opt out of communications from San Diego Coastkeeper, you may use the link on the bottom of emails (email only). To update your preferences now or at any time in the future, or ask a question, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call our executive director at 619.758.7743 x103. Thank you for your support.

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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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