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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Coast is clearing at Princess St. Source: LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS - La Jolla...
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California takes on an ocean of plastic waste, considers crackdown on industry |

California lawmakers say the state must act to stop plastics from crowding landfills or polluting the ocean. They’ve proposed sweeping legislation to require...
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California will expand health care to young unauthorized immigrants | Vox

138,000 young adults could be affected by this new proposal. Source: California will expand health care to young unauthorized immigrants -...
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California and Water: Half Environmental Nightmare, Half Remarkable Success Story | The New York Times

In “The Dreamt Land,” Mark Arax chronicles California’s attempt to control its greatest natural resource, often to detrimental effect. Source: California and...
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Military bases unprepared for gathering climate change storm  |

With a global presence the U.S. military will not be able to escape climate change or its byproducts of hurricanes, droughts, wildfires and rising oceans....
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North County San Diego residents oppose Mega Church complex development in their neighborhood |

DEL SUR (KUSI) – San Diego County residents are collecting signatures to stop a megachurch complex from being built in their residential neighborhood. Source:...
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Man’s Rhode Island beach arrest centered on whether he was on public or private land | Coastal News Today

A weekend walk on the beach put Charlestown resident Scott Keeley under arrest. Keeley was gathering seaweed that he uses to fertilize his garden when the...
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Protecting Coral Reefs in a Deteriorating Environment | ENN

Coral reefs around the world face growing danger from a changing climate, on top of the historic threats from local pollution and habitat destruction. Source:...
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Old Ice and Snow Yields Tracer of Preindustrial Ozone | ENN

Using rare oxygen molecules trapped in air bubbles in old ice and snow, U.S. and French scientists have answered a long-standing question: How much have “bad”...
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Agencies partner on restoration project – News | Houma Today 

Work to restore two barrier islands and one barrier headland in the Terrebonne Basin is expected to begin in 2020. Source: Agencies partner on restoration...
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California is in a drought emergency.

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