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San Diego has no shortage of water issues. That's why we protect and restore San Diego's fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters. From science and monitoring to advocacy and empowerment, we stop pollution in its tracks and restore precious resources to health. We invite you to learn more about our work, where we've been and where we're headed, together.

 

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2014 Annual Report: The Power of One

2014 Annual Report: The Power of One

The most important number to San Diego Coastkeeper is the power of one—you. Every day, we pursue more fishable, swimmable, drinkable water throughout San Diego County. And none of it...

Project SWELL well equipped to educate f…

Project SWELL well equipped to educate future generations on water issues facing San Diego and possible solutions.

Teachers have a great impact on the attitudes students have towards their class subjects and subsequently have the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for San Diego Waterways. With the assistance...

Is San Diego Saving Water?

Is San Diego Saving Water?

Though the State Water Board has had water use restrictions in place since August 2014--and they seem to be working, the Monterey Herald quoted Governor Jerry Brown recently saying he's...

The Fabulous Hendershots

The Fabulous Hendershots

Bruce and Beth Hendershot are rockstars. The dynamic duo makes up half of our Lower Escondido Creek water monitoring team, a group of four individuals who met through our Water...

Eleven Things We Learned at Beach Cleanu…

Eleven Things We Learned at Beach Cleanups

Data – they aren’t just numbers. The data we collect every year during our beach cleanups include numbers, of course, but we also gather valuable anecdotal insights from seasoned volunteers...

The Vicious Cycle Making Our Drought Wor…

The Vicious Cycle Making Our Drought Worse and Worse (unless we stop it)

We’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news: California has found itself in the worst drought in recorded history. More bad news: Climate change and drought are trapped...

Time-Lapse Video of San Diego King Tides…

Wetlands are the superheroes of ecosystems. They may look like patches of mud and grass, but they're saving San Diego one tidal flow at a time. In addition, they help regulate...

Resolutions Simple Enough For a Kid

Kathryn C. Kelchner, a marine science teacher from the Chesapeake Bay, knows that lecturing isn’t the way to inspire kids to become passionate about taking care of our waters. So for...

Bay Health Improves as Campbell Sediment…

Bay Health Improves as Campbell Sediment Cap Remains Effective

The Campbell Shipyard used to be one of the most unfishable and unswimmable bodies of water in San Diego. From the 1880s to the 1920s, this part of the San...

These Ten Locations Featuring Urban Runo…

These Ten Locations Featuring Urban Runoff Pollution Will Shock You

Every year, the first major rain after the dry summer season gives us an opportunity to see the complicated problem of urban runoff and its impacts to our water quality...

Teachable Facts

  • Project SWELL curricula has been made available to thousands of students throughout San Diego County since it rolled out in 2003.
  • Project SWELL teaches children that they are the solution to pollution, not the problem.
  • Project SWELL curriculum and materials are distributed to 130 elementary schools throughout San Diego County, which comprises 60,000 students.
  • Building on its use throughout San Diego County since 2003, in 2012/13, more than 3,500 new students received Project SWELL environmental science education lessons.
  • In the school year 2012-2013, 33 new teachers participated in our environmental education trainings.
  • Project SWELL help teachers use environmental curriculum to teach state standards.
    Students are engage in science with Project SWELL.
  • In 2007 Oceanside Unified School District implemented an Oceanside version of Project SWELL 5th grade curriculum in 17 elementary schools. Teacher trainings will start this fall to implement 6th grade.
  • Project SWELL provides water education resources to teachers in San Diego and Oceanside.
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