California Coastal Coalition
The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast) is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California's coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.
CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.
Committed to Restoring California's Coastline
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Help keep theWest Coast clean and safe by reporting marine debris via Coastbuster. Use this app to report large, unusual and potentially hazardous marine debris–especially items that may have been swept into the sea by Japan’s March 2011 tsunami. Click here to download the Android version. iTunes version coming soon.