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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In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams

Sacramento – State-maintained dams and reservoirs will be inspected every year if a new bill can make it through the California Legislature. Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Yuba City, has intr… Source: In wake of Oroville Dam spillway failure, yearly inspection bill proposed for all dams
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City Council Approves Rope Modification at Strand Gates | Dana Point Times

By Kristina Pritchett During the April 18 meeting, City Council voted 5-0 in favor of adopting suggested modifications approved by the California Coastal C Source: City Council Approves Rope Modification at Strand Gates | Dana Point Times
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Sea Lions In California Are Dying From A Toxic Algae That Ravages Their Brains | The Huffington Post

This is the “worst year ever” for the toxin linked to higher water temperatures and pollution, experts warn. Source: Sea Lions In California Are Dying From A Toxic Algae That Ravages Their Brains | The Huffington Post
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California bill punishing border wall builders may violate Constitution – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Politicians in town to stop the proposed border wall, which is supposed to start in San Diego Source: California bill punishing border wall builders may violate Constitution – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times

The California treasurer sold $1.2 billion in high-speed rail bonds Thursday, which would be tapped for Central Valley construction. Source: California sells $1.2 billion of bonds to finance construction of bullet train in the Central Valley – LA Times
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No negotiations yet between California and Trump administration on vehicle rules – LA Times

Source: No negotiations yet between California and Trump administration on vehicle rules – LA Times
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Expert performed autopsy on Oroville spillway collapse. Here’s what he found. | The Sacramento Bee

Robert Bea, of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Analysis at UC Berkeley, points to design and construction flaws that date back to when Oroville Dam’s spillway was built in the 1960s. Bea said the gaping crater that formed in the spillway on Feb. 7 was all but inevitable given that the design woes were combined […]
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California’s Current Snowpack Is Larger Than the Previous 4 Years Combined, NASA Says | KTLA

In another sure sign that California is steadily recovering from the yearslong drought, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — a major source of water for the state — is currently larger than the last four years combined, according to NASA.As of April 1, when it was last measured by NASA’s Airborne Snow Observatory, the snowpack […]
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You can now use the outdoor showers at state beaches again – LA Times

The showers at state beaches are back on after Gov. Jerry Brown lifted the state’s drought emergency, according to California state parks officials. Source: You can now use the outdoor showers at state beaches again – LA Times
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California could lose jobs, food production due to water cuts, study finds | abc7.com

A first-of-its-kind study found that thousands of California jobs could be lost due to water cuts, and it’s only one of other consequences. Source: California could lose jobs, food production due to water cuts, study finds | abc7.com
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