4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

We earned the highest possible rating due to our continued demonstration of strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Six Cleanup Challenge

Want to get involved? Our new Six Cleanup Challenge invites communities to explore different environments in San Diego’s watershed while collecting important scientific data and enjoying the great outdoors.

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.

Introducing the Clean Water Club

Like your favorite monthly video streaming service, but fresher. For the exact cost of either your Hulu, Disney +, Netflix, or HBO Go subscription, you can help protect San Diego’s rivers, streams, and coast.

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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