Keep It Clean

Last year, beach cleanup volunteers removed 11,530 pounds of trash from our coastline. Can we pick up even more in 2019? Check out our cleanup calendar to join an upcoming cleanup event.

2019 Seaside Soirée

Join us and raise a glass at this year’s Seaside Soirée, our annual celebration of clean, abundant water across San Diego County, on Wednesday, October 2, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bali Hai on Shelter Island featuring a keynote address from California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins.

San Diego Beach Water Quality

Getting ready to head out to surf or swim? Check out our beach water quality map to see which parts of the coast are safe to play, and which are currently under pollution advisory.

the voice for San Diego’s  Waters

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.

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.

Learn something new

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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