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Ventura Coastkeeper Program   

Click for our 2011-2012 Report of Accomplishments

Click for our 2009-2010 Report of Accomplishments

Ventura Coastkeeper (VCK), the 54th member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, was launched in November 2000 as a program of the Wishtoyo Foundation, a Ventura County community based 501(c)(3) non profit membership organization. 


The mission of Ventura Coastkeeper is to protect, preserve, and restore the ecological integrity and water quality of Ventura County's inland waterbodies, coastal waters, and watersheds, which are vital natural resources for the citizens and all inhabitants of Ventura County, and are the lifeblood of Chumash Native American culture. 


Click to view our Watershed Monitoring locations.


Ventura Coastkeeper views land and waterbodies as inter-connected communities to which all living entities belong and on which they must sustainably and harmoniously coexist together. As such, Ventura Coastkeeper strives to maintain clean and ecologically healthy waters for all living beings in our diverse community through advocacy, education, legal enforcement, restoration projects, and citizen action. VCK also strives to protect, preserve, and learn from the culture and history of local resource dependent coastal communities.


Mati Waiya is the first Native American to be named a Keeper in the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Jason Weiner is  Ventura Coastkeeper's Associate Director and Staff Attorney. 





Join us in monitoring and protecting the water quality and ecological integrity of Ventura County s rivers, streams, and coastal waters!  


BECOME A VOLUNTEER MEMBER of VCKs Stream Team - or Participate in our beach, river, street, or storm drain clean ups!