Marine Conservation

Categories

Diving and Snorkeling the ASBS

Part one of four in our “I Love My ASBS” blog series highlighting why we love San Diego’s Areas of Biological Significance. I recently took up scuba diving. The classes were held at La Jolla Shores and this weekend, I went exploring at La Jolla Cove. So far, I’ve scuba dived a total of 3 days: …

Read More

A Message from Coastal Champion Jim Peugh

With World Ocean’s Day and Coastal Champion Awards right around the corner, there could not be a better time to hear from our 2013 Lighthouse Lifetime Achievement award winner Jim Peugh. The following message from Jim lists and describes his active involvement in some of his favorite environmental work, as well as many different environmental …

Read More

Help Stranded Sea Lion Pups

I surf. But although I joke about it, I seldom shred or carve, and I certainly never go aerial except with a magnificent wipeout. Mostly, I just love being surrounded by the water and its power. Seeing dolphins, birds and sea lions makes any session just about perfect. About a year ago I was surfing …

Read More

Water Quality Testing with Wile E. Coyote

My first San Diego Coastkeeper water quality testing adventure came in March 2013. Although I had collected and tested water samples for a summer internship a few years back, not one of my days as an intern was as eventful as this volunteer work turned out to be. We started the day with a group …

Read More

Got Land? The IRC Land Bank Program

Using organic farming methods protects our waters by eliminating harmful chemicals that would run off into nearby streams, rivers and storm drains. When it rains in gardens or farmland, the rainwater is absorbed into the soil, helping to recharge the groundwater as part of the functioning of a healthy watershed. The IRC Land Bank is …

Read More

Sun, Kayaks and Reddish Egrets

On a beautiful, sunny San Diego winter day, Community Advisory Council members Harry Orgovan and Margarita Diaz took kayaks out at the Chula Vista Wildlife Reserve. The refuge is 316 acres of salt marsh and coastal uplands. Over 90 percent of San Diego Bay’s wetlands have been filled in, drained or diked. Margarita, who represents …

Read More

Coastkeeper-Global TIES Partnership Achieves Success with Creation of MPA Monitoring Tool

For over a year, San Diego Coastkeeper has partnered with Global TIES, an undergraduate engineering program at the University of California at San Diego. The program aims to provide non-profit organizations with technical expertise. Since the outset of the partnership, Coastkeeper and Global TIES have worked together to create a technical solution for monitoring local …

Read More

Happy World Oceans Day

Happy World Oceans Day. After a decade of unofficial worldwide celebration, in 2008 the United Nations General Assembly designated June 8 as World Oceans Day to raise awareness of our ocean and our connection to the sea. That’s today. As Coastkeeper, we think World Oceans Day should be a countywide holiday because our ocean drives …

Read More

Ocean Day Highlights Need for Leadership in Sacramento

San Diego Coastkeeper recently led the charge at the fifth annual Ocean Day held at the California State capitol building in Sacramento. The mission of Ocean Day is to “convey a unified message from the ocean and coastal community that educates and inspires decision makers to work toward effective solutions aimed at protecting and restoring …

Read More