2022 Marine Debris Report

In honor of World Oceans Day on June 8, we’re excited to release our 2022 Marine Debris Report, showcasing the incredible efforts of 4,028 volunteers who removed 8,734 pounds of trash from our shores and waterways.

Unveiling Our Annual Report

Our vital work protecting and restoring our waterways would not be possible without you. See how your donation made an impact in our new 2022 Annual Report, “Navigating Change.”

The Next Generation of Environmental Stewards and Scientists

Our one-of-a-kind youth science program engages BIPOC students in year-long environmental science education, outdoor recreation, and workforce training.

Resources for distance learners

Are you a teacher looking for water and climate curriculum to share with your students, a parent navigating distance learning with their child, or a student looking to connect with a local expert to help with a school project? We can help with that.

Is it safe to play?

Heading our for a surf session now that we’re allowed to play in the waves again? Make sure to the check the water quality status or your favorite stretch of coast, because pollution doesn’t take a break even when the rest of us do.

How We Make A Difference

San Diego Coastkeeper believes a strategic combination of science, advocacy, education, and community engagement is the most effective way to address existing and emerging water-related issues. Select a program below to learn more about each element of our multi-pronged approach to protecting San Diego’s rivers, streams, and coastline.


Using water monitoring and scientific inquiry to inform all our programs.

Community Beach Cleanups

Empowering the community, one cleanup participant and intern at a time.


Providing San Diego’s youngest generation with hyper-local water education.


Standing up for San Diego’s rivers, streams, and coastline.

Outreach and Events

Coordinating cleanups, leading conservation bike rides, and more.


Connecting environmental advocates, community leaders, and motivated citizens.

San Diego Water Quality Map

Urban runoff following rains, sewage spills, and other factors commonly influence coastal water quality in San Diego County. Planning to head out to surf or swim today? Check the beach water quality map for current closures and advisories. In the meantime, we’re working hard to protect San Diego’s water quality so that these closures happen less and less frequently, because we believe clean water is a fundamental right shared by both humans and the environment.

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got blog posts.

From the latest in statewide conservation policy to in-depth looks at the relationship between water and energy, the Coastkeeper blog is full of useful, timely information for the curious mind.

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