Save Our Waters & Wilds

Now and for future San Diegans! 2023 marks the beginning of a new era of change and growth, and we need your support. Donate today to protect and restore fishable, swimmable, and drinkable waters in San Diego County.

Students Call for Water Conservation Action

Sixth-grade Project SWELL students recently presented their final projects calling for water conservation measures in San Diego at an annual county-wide science innovation showcase.

Your Support Makes a Difference

Our vital work would not be possible without you. See how your donation made an impact in our new digital 2021 Annual Report, “Resilient Together.”

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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