Committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline

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.

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Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast Cleanup with the California Coastal Commission | San Diego CityBeat

Cleanup to help remove litter and debris from entering the oceans by collecting it at an inland location. Source: Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast Cleanup with...
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Malibu houses rise from the ashes | Financial Times

Sites that were destroyed by last year’s wildfires are being snapped up for the chance to rebuild. Source: Malibu houses rise from the ashes | Financial...
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Marina Drive palm tree fight continues in Long Beach despite Coastal Commission approval | Press Telegram

Activists have complained to the California Department of Fish And Wildlife saying that Great Blue Heron nests are being threatened. Source: Marina Drive palm...
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There’s a Plan to Improve Drinking Water in California — At a Cost | FOX40

Contaminated, toxic water plagues an estimated one million people across California... Source: There’s a Plan to Improve Drinking Water in California — At a...
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Solana Beach to participate in bike-share program | Del Mar Times

City joins Encinitas, Del Mar in pilot program. Source: Solana Beach to participate in bike-share program - Del Mar...
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Only 51% of Southern California households can ‘afford’ entry-level home with ‘generous’ mortgage | Orange County Register

Just 51% of Southern California households can comfortably buy an entry-level home — and they’d need to earn at least $70,090 annually, according to a...
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Morning Report: SANDAG Chief Says Past Board Consensus Was a Lie | Voice of San Diego

Once upon a time, the various regional leaders who sit on the SANDAG board would – despite representing different cities and political parties and various...
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New View Of How Ocean ‘Pumps’ Impact Climate Change | ENN

Earth’s oceans have a remarkable natural ability to pull carbon from the atmosphere and store it deep within the ocean waters, exerting an important control...
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Species Facing Climate Change Could Find Help in Odd Place: Urban Environments | ENN

When it comes to wildlife conservation efforts, urban environments could be far more helpful than we think, according to new research. Source: Environmental...
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Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay | MBARI

Elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide in air flowing out to sea from Silicon Valley and the Salinas Valley could increase the amount of carbon dioxide...
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