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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Climate change is behind the larger outbreaks of wildfires occurring across California, according to a new study published in this week's journal Earth's...
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People all across the U.S. have been sweating through heat waves this summer, and new research suggests they should get used to it. Source: Climate Change...
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DWR releases final California Water Plan Update 2018 | Lake County News, California

On Tuesday, the Department of Water Resources released the Final 2018 Update to the California Water Plan. Source: Lake County News,California | Award...
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As of 5:18 p.m., Cal Fire said they had stopped the fire from spreading, and had it 10 percent contained. Source: Crews fighting fire near Sycuan Casino,...
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Del Mar awaits state, federal coastal actions | Del Mar Times

Looming decisions by state and federal agencies involving Del Mar prompted lengthy discussions but no actions by the City Council on Monday night, July 15....
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In Jacksonville Beach, Kimberlee Prescott is selling her home to the county so it can be torn down. Source: ‘Retreat’ Not An Option For A California Beach...
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Awaiting Martin’s Beach decision: Attorneys give closing arguments, question constitutional property rights |

Attorneys for a wealthy property owner who contend it’s his right to gate off Martin’s Beach and environmental activists seeking public access to the coast...
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Cal Am cleared to break ground on desalination plant. |

The water utility for the Monterey Peninsula has overcome widespread opposition among ratepayers’ to its proposed desalination plant, securing a critical...
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Where there are beaches and desert sands in California, there also is controversy... Source: Our View: Dunes ATV decision a year away | Editorial |...
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We designed this interactive to improve your understanding of where taxes come from and where all that money goes. Let’s build your version of the Golden...
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