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Explore Our Programs

We balance advocacy, community outreach, education, and science to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.

Select a program below to learn more about each element of our multi-pronged approach to protecting San Diego’s rivers, streams, and coastline.

Advocacy

We stand up for San Diego's waterways and the communities that depend on clean, safe, and affordable water.

Community

We coordinate beach and inland cleanups, lead workshops, and engage people.

Education

We provide San Diego's youngest generation with hyper-local water and climate science education.

Science

We use water quality monitoring and scientific inquiry to inform all of our programs.

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.

Learn More About Water Issues in San Diego

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.

advocacy

Understanding the Tijuana River Sewage Crisis – Government Inaction & Community Responses

Tijuana River has been at the center of a transboundary pollution crisis on the U.S./Mexico border for decades, resulting in public health impacts, closed beaches and massive environmental degradation of the Tijuana River Estuary.

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advocacy

Understanding the Tijuana River Sewage Crisis – An Overview of Causes and Consequences

Tijuana River has been at the center of a transboundary pollution crisis on the U.S./Mexico border for decades, resulting in public health impacts, closed beaches and massive environmental degradation of the Tijuana River Estuary.

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enviroment

Harmful Algal Blooms In San Diego County

Toxic algae blooms are harming marine life up and down the coast of California. In recent months, it has been more apparent in San Diego County waters.

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