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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Op-ed: San Diego: A city of big thinking, big risks, big controversies | The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego is moving forward on a handful of big ideas that seem counter to the reputation the city has among some people as small-thinking and risk-averse....
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Climate Change: Our Greatest National Security Threat? | Just Security

There are reasons to hope that we may yet be able to address climate security, including through innovative legal solutions. Source: Climate Change: Our...
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Hollister Ranch can’t graze cattle and claim to be an environmental steward at the same time | Los Angeles Times

Hollister Ranch residents say they're not just a bunch of NIMBYs who want to keep the public off their private beaches, but their actions suggest less...
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Your Opinions: Will San Diego support traffic congestion pricing? | The San Diego Union-Tribune

The proceeds from congestion tolls could be a major funding source. Source: Your Opinions: Will San Diego support traffic congestion pricing? - The San Diego...
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PHR pumped for new community park | Del Mar Times

The new Pacific Highlands Ranch Community Park opened on April 10. Source: PHR pumped for new community park - Del Mar...
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CA taxpayers got some refund checks too early, state says | The Fresno Bee

State refund checks for 23,500 California taxpayers were issued without verification and may not be accurate, according to the state’s Franchise Tax Board....
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The Perfect Highway 1 Road Trip Through California | Outside Online

Here's why your next adventure road trip should be along California's Highway 1. Source: The Perfect Highway 1 Road Trip Through California | Outside...
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Kamala Harris expresses ‘regret’ over California truancy law | POLITICO

The California senator has come under scrutiny for her law-and-order background. Source: Kamala Harris expresses ‘regret’ over California truancy law -...
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Lost sea creatures wash up on California shores as ocean climate shifts | The Washington Post

Appearance of snails, whales and snakes raises concerns that California’s coastal ecosystem has been permanently scrambled. Source: Lost sea creatures wash up...
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California population has large share of foreign immigrants | The Sacramento Bee

California has a large share of native residents, as well as a high proportion of foreign-born immigrants. Fewer people settle in the Golden State after...
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California is in a drought emergency.

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