Attend a Meeting

Coastal Commission meeting attendees

The California Coastal Commission holds monthly public meetings. See upcoming agenda and meeting dates and locations. Meetings are also streamed live online and the videos are archived.


California Coastal Cleanup Day

Two woman on the beach with buckets full of litter

Everyone is invited to join us for the largest one-day volunteer event in the country which takes place throughout the entire state every year on the third Saturday in September.


Adopt A Beach®

Women cleaning up the shoreling

Commit to care for your favorite beach through our year-round, statewide beach cleanup program. Any group, public or private, can volunteer to clean any of our adoptable beaches.


Boating Clean & Green Program

A Dockwalker volunteer demonstrates the use of an oil absorbant pad for two boaters

Marine businesses and boaters can learn environmentally sound boating practices in this program conducted by California State Parks and the California Coastal Commission. You can volunteer to help educate boaters on clean and green practices as a Dockwalker.

Educator Resources

A room full of teachers participating in a workshop

Educators can access free curricular resources and professional development trainings on coastal topics.

Apply for a Whale Tail® Grant

Sacramento Conservation Corps participates in a nature walk

Non-profits, schools, and governmental entities can apply to our annual grants program.

Buy or Donate

Whale Tail License Plate

Support our public education programs by buying a Whale Tail® Plate, donating to the Protect Our Coast and Oceans Fund on your California tax form, or checking out our store.

Enter a Contest

Photo by Ian Barin of a photographer on the beach

In the summer we hold an amateur photography contest and in the winter we hold a student art and poetry contest.

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