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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Proposed San Diego County Budget Includes 8% Increase | San Diego, CA Patch

The $6.26 billion fiscal year 2019 recommended budget was presented Wednesday to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Source: Proposed San Diego County Budget Includes 8% Increase | San Diego, CA Patch
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Op-Ed: Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions | Its A Fish Thing

Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role in their lives. Source: Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions – Its […]
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What’s a home for? As tourism booms in SLO County, residents and officials wrestle with vacation rentals  | New Times San Luis Obispo

Last month, SLO Cal, the tourism marketing arm of San Luis Obispo County, announced that in 2017, visitors spent a record $1.75 billion in the area. The dollar value of all the money spent on accommodations, food, retail, arts, entertainment, and recreation by tourists is up 21 percent from just five years ago. Source: What’s […]
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Mayor proposes Airbnb regs allowing up to two rentals per host, with no limits in Mission Beach | The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is proposing that short-term rentals marketed on online platforms like Airbnb be restricted to no more than two per host citywide, except in Mission Beach, where there would be no limits. Source: Mayor proposes Airbnb regs allowing up to two rentals per host, with no limits in Mission Beach – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Coastal commission accepts portions of Marin’s LCP | The Point Reyes Light

Last Wednesday, the California Coastal Commission signed off on the legal adequacy of Marin County’s most recent step in updating its Local Coastal Program, a process that began more than a decade ago. Source: Coastal commission accepts portions of Marin’s LCP | The Point Reyes Light
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California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch | pressdemocrat.com

California transportation officials have targeted July for reopening an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide. Source: California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch
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Opinion: Big Oil CEOs needed a climate change reality check. The Pope delivered | The Guardian

At a gathering of fossil fuel executives at the Vatican, Pope Francis spoke much-needed common sense about climate change. Source: Big Oil CEOs needed a climate change reality check. The Pope delivered | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian
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Island Cannabis Co. Leads Beach Clean-Up Events in Southern California | Cannabis Business Times

The cannabis company is finding ways to give back to the community—without involving marijuana. Source: Island Cannabis Co. Leads Beach Clean-Up Events in Southern California – Cannabis Business Times
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Editorial: California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, has a Third World drinking water problem | LA Times

The state has declared that every resident has a right to clean, affordable water. It’s time to finally make good on that commitment. Source: California, the world’s fifth-largest economy, has a Third World drinking water problem
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Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago | The New York Times

The continent’s rate of ice loss is speeding up, which is contributing even more to rising sea levels. Source: Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago – The New York Times
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