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.

Join a Cleanup

On a beach, a young child holds a trash bag in one hand as she leans down to pick up some fishing line

Join a cleanup to protect our coast and ocean, wherever you are!

Report a Coastal Act Violation

Photo of breaking wave by Tracy Anderson

Uphold the Coastal Act by recognizing and reporting violations. Learn more, and download an informational brochure.

Apply for a Whale Tail® Grant

Sacramento Conservation Corps participates in a nature walk

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

Get Free Educator Resources

A room full of teachers participating in a workshop

Educators can access free curricular resources on on coastal topics, climate change, and environmental justice, or engage their students in contests through art, poetry, and videography.

Learn to Boat Clean & Green

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

Businesses and boaters can learn environmentally sound boating practices. You can volunteer to help educate boaters on clean and green practices as a Dockwalker with California State Parks and the Coastal Commission.

Photograph the King Tides

Photo of a woman photographing waves splashing up on the sidewalk at Butterfly Beach during king tides

In the winter, you can help with a community science project to take photos of the highest high tides of the year, known as King Tides.

Enter a Contest

Photo by Ian Barin of a photographer on the beach

In the summer and fall we hold an amateur photography contest, in the winter we hold a student art and poetry contest, and the spring we hold a student Climate Video Challenge.

Shop or Donate

Whale Tail License Plate

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

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