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

Two woman on the beach with buckets full of litter

Join a cleanup to protect our coast and ocean, for Coastal Cleanup Day or Adopt-A-Beach, or to clean up your neighborhood or your schoolyard, wherever you are!

Report a Coastal Act Violation

Photo of breaking wave by Tracy Anderson

You can help uphold the Coastal Act by recognizing and reporting violations. Learn more, and download an informational brochure.

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.

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

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.

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