The Protect Our Coast and 
Ocean Fund supports:

Pollution Prevention - image shows lots of plastic trash in Ballona Creek

Your donation supports pollution prevention efforts throughout California. Outreach efforts like Clean Water Fund's ReThink Disposable campaign raise public awareness about pollution caused by single-use disposable food and beverage packaging. Programs like Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Gardens assist individuals and neighborhoods in creating and maintaining landscapes that use fewer pesticides and fertilizers and less water, creating less polluted runoff. Water quality monitoring efforts like those by Redwood Community Action Agency's Natural Resources Services engage people in citizen science and assessing the extent of polluted runoff. Students learn about the importance of recycling and of preventing litter, especially plastic litter, from reaching our waterways through many programs, like those by the Algalita Marine Research and Education. Public art projects (like the City of Arcata's storm drain murals) educate communities about pollution prevention.

Storm drain mural in Arcata
Girl drawing recycling message on reusable bag
Man with reusable shopping bags