Press Release Archive

2017 Press Releases

July 7,2017: Orange County Coastkeeper Launches New Website Showing the True Cost of Desalination

July 5, 2017: Coastkeeper Takes Legal Action to Protect San Juan Creek and Doheny Beach from Illegal Pollution 

May, 2017: 150 Volunteers Complete First-Ever Oyster Restoration in Upper Newport Bay

April 19, 2017: Big Water makes desperate bid to save billion dollar desalination boondoggle

January 10, 2017: Final Report Moves California Closer to Nation’s First Statewide Direct Potable Reuse Regulations

January 9, 2017: Orange County Coastkeeper Expands Legal Team with Sarah Spinuzzi

2016 Press Releases

December 8, 2016: King Tides Show Huntington Beach’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

November 2, 2016: Local Dock Owners to Join Coastkeeper in Restoring Newport Bay Eelgrass

October 26, 2016: Coastkeeper Urges Orange County Water District to Reject Plan to Pump Mojave Desert Water

October 25, 2016: Marine Protected Areas Boom with Beachgoers, According to New Report

October 17, 2016: Coastkeeper Says New Review Process for Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Holds Project to State Environmental Standards

October 14, 2016: New Report Confirms Desalination is the Most Expensive, Least Efficient Water Supply Option for California

October 4, 2016: New Report Finds Water Recycling Regulations Feasible for Direct Potable Reuse

September 26, 2016: 57,000 Pounds of Trash Collected at Record-Setting Coastal Cleanup Day

August 23, 2016: Hearing on Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Postponed

August 17, 2016: Registration Now Open for Orange County Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17

August 17, 2016: Orange County Coastkeeper Celebrates 17 Years of Clean Water at Toast the Coast on October 13

June 9, 2016: Environmental Groups Appeal the Regional Water Board’s Denial to Reopen Poseidon’s Permit

June 2, 2016: Coastkeeper Says: Watch Out Orange County, San Diego's Desalination Plant Incurred Multiple Pollution Violations

May 26, 2016: Seahorse Rare to California Found Near Eelgrass Restoration in Newport Bay

May 24, 2016: New Stanford Report Reveals Desalination Has Limited Applications in California

May 19, 2016: Coastkeeper Responds to State Water Board’s Consideration to Readopt Drought Emergency Regulations

March 9, 2016: Coastkeeper Inspires the Next Generation of Water Stewards Through Local Habitat Exploration

March 1, 2016: Orange County Coastkeeper Adds Jacqueline Neumann to Legal Team 

February 16, 2016: Coastkeeper Says Irvine Ranch Water District Reveals Additional Threats from Proposed Desalination Plant

February 5, 2016: New Report Proves Orange County Water District Overestimated Future Water Demand

January 28, 2016: New Eelgrass Protection and Mitigation Plan Finds Compromise Between Environment and Dock Owners of Newport Bay

January 21, 2016: King Tides Provide Preview of Risk to Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Location

January 15, 2016: New Report Proves Using Wells for Sub-Surface Intakes Can Produce Water to Run Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

January 4, 2016: SmartScape Expands Into Garden Grove and Anaheim

2015 Press Releases

December 22, 2015: High Tides Threaten Proposed Location for Huntington Beach Desalination Plant

November 12, 2015: Final Report Identifies Steps to Lessen Impacts of Subsurface Intake Valves for Proposed Orange County Desalination Plant 

October 14, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper Invites Locals to Stop Trash From Reaching the Pacific

September 24, 2015: VHS tape, Frisbee and Voodoo Doll Highlight Strange Items Found During Coastal Cleanup Day

September 18, 2015: Marine Protected Area Watch Supplies a Year’s Data About Human Activity

September 16, 2015: Orange County Student Assessments Show Increased Knowledge of Watershed Science

September 14, 2015: Oyster Restoration Project Replenishes Ecologically Important Habitat 

September 11, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper and Metropolitan Water District Team Up in the Name of Clean Beaches and Waterways

September 8, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper Brings Local Industry, Government and Thought Leaders Together To Celebrate Clean Water 

September 4, 2015: Registration Now Open for Orange County Coastal Cleanup Day on September 19 

August 31, 2015: Living Shorelines Project Receives Funding to Combat Rapidly Rising Sea Levels

August 27, 2015: State Water Board Says Poseidon Permit Invalidated by Statewide Desalination Policy

August 18, 2015: New Report Proves Huntington Beach is the Wrong Location for Poseidon Desalination Plant

July 27, 2015: Coastkeeper Thanks Regional Water Board for Holding Costa Mesa Sanitary District Accountable for Harmful Sewage Spill

June 2, 2015: Environmental Groups Sue The City of Huntington Beach for Repealing Plastic Bag Ban 

May 19, 2015: Did the 2013 Labor Day Sewage Spill Affect You? Orange County Coastkeeper Needs Your Story

May 14, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper Disappointed as Orange County Water District Moves Forward with Poseidon’s Unstable Desalination Proposal

May 7, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper Concerned How New Statewide Desalination Policy Will Impact Orange County Waters

May 4, 2015: Orange County Coastkeeper Says Desalination is Wrong Answer to Drought 

April 11, 2015: Coastkeeper Launches Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Service to Help Orange County Lower Water Use 

April 7, 2015: Coastkeeper Says Today’s Approval of Statewide Trash Rules Empowers Orange County’s Efforts in Place Since 2011


2013 Press Releases

Coastkeeper Garden


Kids Ocean Day



Huntington Beach Desalination


Copper Reduction Project


Native Oyster Restoration

Green Abalone

Other Events/Projects

Swimmable California Day

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