Check the Coast at Tax Time

Being a friend to the California coast and ocean is as simple as checking a box on your tax form this year. It's an investment in the long-term protection of the natural resources and recreational experiences of our spectacular coastline that all Californians share.

Just enter a donation of any amount next to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund tax check-off, listed in the "Voluntary Contributions" section on the last page of your California tax return.

In return, your contribution will be felt across California communities in the form of grants helping to clean up shorelines, restore habitats and promote beach access. Additionally, you'll also help give kids the opportunity to experience the coast themselves—some even for the first time.

Photo credit: Daniel Postaer