Proposed project would bring into our backyard a super-sized, 11-million-pound commercial fish factory -- click to read our concerns.
Read our December 18 request to change San Diego's stormwater permit.
New Project SWELL 5th grade curriculum features water conservation and wastewater recycling.
San Diego Coastkeeper's efforts have helped to reduce the number of sewage spills by 90% since 2001.
Last year alone, 7,360 volunteers removed 9,825 pounds of debris from coastal areas, capturing it before it could pollute the ocean. Not only did they remove it from our beaches, but they also recorded the amount and the types of debris they picked up so that we can analyze the data.
This is how we know that for another consecutive year:
It is alarming that cigarette butts topped the list again, and that their numbers increased from the previous year. Read our 2015 beach cleanup data analysis to learn more about these pollutants and trends in the data over time.
“The litter we remove from beaches isn’t only left behind by beachgoers, it comes from all over San Diego County,” said Kristin Kuhn, our community engagement coordinator. “Wind and rain takes litter from inland communities into our stormwater system, where it enters our rivers, beaches and oceans. We’re all connected to the coast.”
To solve these pollution problems and volunteer at future beach cleanups, interested community members can help at one of the 40 cleanups already planned for 2016. We organize these cleanups with our partners at Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter, so you can find more information about by visiting our event calendar or Surfrider's event calendar.