June 2 – San Diego Coastkeeper Wins Grant to Keep Ocean Beautiful

San Diego Women’s Foundation Funds Beach Litter Removal Program

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San Diego – June 2, 2010—San Diego Coastkeeper, the region’s largest professional environmental organization working to protect coastal waters, received this week a $35,000 grant from the San Diego Women’s Foundation and became one of its 2010 Community Partners. The grant funds Coastkeeper’s marine debris program, which includes helping more than 16,000 volunteers to remove approximately 180,000 pounds of trash from inland and coastal areas annually.

“We are honored that the San Diego Women’s Foundation selected Coastkeeper as one of its 2010 Community Partners,” said Bruce Reznik, executive director at San Diego Coastkeeper. “Its generous funding allows us to continue coordinating volunteers to remove litter from San Diego beaches while also educating participants on the harmful impacts of the trash.”

The San Diego Women’s Foundation recognized Coastkeeper last night during its Grants Celebration at Neurosciences Institute in San Diego. Members and guests heard about this year’s recipients as well as the ongoing work of previous grantees. Other 2010 Community Partners include Camp Stevens, Torrey Pines Docent Society, Ocean Discovery Institute.

For more information about the event, contact Tracy Johnson at (619) 814-1374.


About San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.

About the San Diego Women’s Foundation
The San Diego Women’s Foundation was established in 2000. SDWF’s mission is to educate and inspire women to engage in significant and sustainable philanthropy to strengthen the San Diego region. Made up of 200 members who contribute $2000 each year for a minimum of 5 years, the SDWF has granted $1.9 million to 53 non-profit community programs since its inception and created an endowment of $1.9 million. For more information, please visit www.sdwomensfoundation.org or call (619) 235-2300.