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Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Make A Difference This Holiday Season Here at San Diego Coastkeeper, we’re proud to partner with a handful of local and sustainably-minded companies that are dedicated to giving back to our natural world and the communities and wildlife that depend on a healthy environment. By supporting San Diego Coastkeeper, these companies support the programs and …

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Understanding Your Water Footprint

Understanding Your Water Footprint As we Californians embrace smarter, more efficient water use as a way of making our relationship with water more sustainable and more secure, we often focus on our residential water use as the primary place to conserve. Truth be told, residential water use – the water we use in our homes …

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Using Conservation to Combat Pollution

As clean water people, we talk a lot about water quality here at Coastkeeper. Because we also care about where our water comes from and how much of it we are using, we also talk a lot about water supply and conservation. Below, we’ll take a deep dive into just how water quality and quality …

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Conscientious Homeowner

Water in San Diego County San Diego County imports over 80 percent of our drinking water from far-away sources such as the Colorado River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. We use about half of that drinking water for outdoor uses, such as watering our lawns. This dependence on energy-intensive imported water and water-intensive uses …

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Let’s Make Conservation a Way of Life in San Diego

Earlier this month, I attended a meeting of the San Diego Conservation Action Committee on the State of California’s plan to make water conservation a way of life, and was disappointed to hear a familiar refrain from our regional water wholesaler, the San Diego County Water Authority: why is the State asking us to conserve …

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Top Ten: Tactics to Prevent Stormwater Runoff

Stormwater pollution is the biggest challenge clean water faces in San Diego County. With over 3-million people living in our county, small amounts of pollution adds up fast. Here are the top ten ways you can reduce your contributions to stormwater pollution. Stormwater pollution is the biggest challenge clean water faces in San Diego County. …

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Top Ten: Ways to Landscape Responsibly

San Diego County uses an enormous amount of water keeping our landscape green even though we live in a practical desert. Here are some ways you can help protect our water while giving you plants the juice they need. 1. Water your plants properly.Overwatering is almost as common as under watering plants. Too much water …

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Top Ten: Important Ways to Get Involved

We want you. We want you to use your creativity, passion and dedication to protect and restore fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County. Wondering how you can help? Click to reach these top ten ways to get involved with San Diego Coastkeeper.  Clean a beach – Big cleanups. Small cleanups. Private cleanups, too. …

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Top Ten: Techniques to be a Green Boater

Boating is a great way to get out on the water to relax or go catch a fish. There are simple things that you can do to help keep our waterways clean. 1. Use the proper soap for cleaning your boat.Use water based, biodegradable, and phosphate free soap to clean your boat. These soaps will …

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