Purely Grateful

We are so grateful for the amazing volunteers, and anonymous donors, and supportive community members. Coastal Angels grows at every single event! Southern California, we want you to know that MANY people, near and far, care about our coastline and the protection of marine life. We hope that by increasing our volunteer force, everyone can feel the impact from strength in numbers. We hope that everyone sees the value in a selfless act like volunteering at cleanup events.

We want to take a minute to acknowledge some of our major accomplishments:

We added kayak cleanups.
We had our first intern.
We completed a three month case study on the most commonly found items at our beach cleanups (bottle caps, straws, and Styrofoam) 
We were featured in a KBS Korean Documentary called, "Plastic Earth."
We hosted our first Music Fundraiser called, "Sound Out Against Pollution (SOAP)."
We took a road trip to support the Kern River Conservancy on Coastal Cleanup Day.

All of these moments add to our movement and cause, which is, voluntarily protecting marine life and beaches from plastics and other pollutants. It is an absolute honor to generate large scale events throughout the years and to continue educating ourselves as well as the community about the trash that is plaguing our coastline.

So, thank you again to everyone who supports Coastal Angels, because without you, we wouldn't be able to reach so many people around the world, done all the beach cleanups (over 38 beach cleanups), and made Coastal Angels a go-to-non-profit for community service hours for schools and universities.

Wishing you all a beautiful 2019.

All my best,

Jacque Winberg
Founder and President

Tiny Culprits of a Massive Health Risk

By Meghan Rice       

Microplastics, including dangerous microbeads and synthetic fabric fibers are some of the most dangerous plastics that get into the ocean and end up on our dinner plates.  Marine animals, which also suffer health problems including death, digest these materials in the water and through their consumption, we run the risk of serious health issues ourselves.

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The Plastic Universe - Chapter 1 (Brazil and Lebanon)

Plastics and other pollutants are plaguing our entire world. The United States of America is merely one of hundreds of other countries inundated by plastic and other types of pollution. In this post, I'd like to highlight two other countries effected by pollution: Brazil and Lebanon.

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California’s New Culture of Conservation

By Artun Ereren

Record high temperatures and images of empty reservoirs serve as constant reminders to Californians that a new era of water conservation inside and outside the home is crucial. In the Summer of 2015, Californians were called on by the State to embrace emergency conservation measures that intended on alleviating pressure on low water levels.

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Let's Stop Poisoning Ourselves

By RJ Winberg

We hear a lot about how plastic pollution in the ocean harms wildlife and the overall environment. But I think it's important to make sure we also focus on how it hurts people as well, and how the fight against pollution is also a fight for human health. We all live on this rock together.

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Mulholland, Development, and SoCal Water

By Artun Ereren

When we turn on our faucets, it is difficult to imagine where our water comes from. Aside from local groundwater wells, our water is delivered hundreds of miles through mountains and deserts. Three key sources of Southern California water travels 292 miles from the Sacramento Bay Delta, 242 miles from the Colorado River, and 300 miles from the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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First Anniversary and 10th Cleanup

What an incredible journey a year of hosting beach cleanups has been. March 26th marks our first anniversary and 10th beach cleanup. We started the day off with a goal of collecting 105 lbs of trash. Groups that attended were CSUF Student Veteran Association (SVA), CSUF Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), GWC Sigma Pi Chapter, and individuals that span from Victorville, Los Angeles, and San Diego. 

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General Update March 2016

By Jacque Winberg

Coastal Angel's mission is to protect CA's beaches and marine life, voluntarily, from plastics and other pollutants. We are a growing network of people who simply care about our planet and want to help educate the public about plastic pollution and the damage it causes to you and marine life such as dolphins, sealions, sharks, turtles, seagulls, and more. 

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SoCal Lifestyle Endangers Marine Life

By Meghan Rice

Southern California beaches are landmarks of the area, where people of all ages and backgrounds flock to enjoy the crystal blue water, blazing sunshine, and white sand.  Visiting the beaches, we see volleyball games, barbeques, tents for hoards of people to gather under and enjoy fun festivities under the sun.

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