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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
to view our
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,
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.
is the first Native American to be named a Keeper in the
Ventura Coastkeeper's Associate Director and Staff Attorney.
TEAM & TRASH PICK UP
monitoring and protecting the water quality and ecological integrity
of Ventura County ’s rivers, streams, and coastal waters!
A VOLUNTEER MEMBER
Stream Team -
in our beach, river, street, or storm drain clean ups!