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

Great Pacific Garbage...Soup?

By Meghan Rice

Much to my surprise, what has been coined as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ may actually be a myth, experts say.  According to an article for The Telegraph, Oregon State University’s Associate Professor Dr Angelicque White has said: “The use of the phrase ‘garbage patch’ is misleading .

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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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Visit to Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Wintersberg Flood Control Channel

On April 1, 2016 Coastal Angels investigated the level of pollution at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Wintersberg Flood Control Channel. As you can tell, there are many species of birds and plant life in the pictures, surviving among the trash and pollutants from urban runoff and people who improperly discard waste.

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Coastal Angels Celebrates First Anniversary

Coastal Angels is celebrating their first anniversary and 10th beach cleanup on March 26, 2016. 

On March 25, 2015 Jacqueline Winberg created the group Coastal Angels. What was the trigger? The movie, “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” directed and written by Angela Sun. It revolutionized Saturdays for Jacqueline, her husband Robert, and friend Meghan.

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