California Coastkeeper Alliance and local Waterkeeper groups develop, implement and defend policies that meet the needs of California’s distinct communities and ecosystems. We have helped to secure some of the state’s landmark environmental victories, including creation of the nation’s first statewide underwater park system, and the historic agreement to undam the Klamath River.
Today, we are working to ensure clean beaches and a healthy coast for all Californians by implementing the precedent-setting Trash Policy, defending the plastic bag ban, and coordinating coastal cleanups.
We are raising awareness about sea level rise through our annual King Tides events, and promoting nature-based climate solutions that keep communities safe and the coast accessible.
We are also promoting smart drought solutions that set California up for a secure water future that prioritizes efficiency, conservation and recycling, and ensures desalination plants are designed to minimize cost, energy use and environmental impacts.