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Protecting California’s Ocean

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The California coast is breathtakingly beautiful and also plays a vital part in our economy. With almost 70% of California’s citizens living in coastal communities, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) helps to ensure that California maintains healthy, resilient, and productive

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Posted in Climate Change, Environmental Education, Marine Protected Areas, Ocean Health

Ready, Set, CLEANUP!

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YOU can personally thank the ocean on September 21! Join California’s largest volunteer event with thousands of ocean lovers at the California Coastal Cleanup. Can one day make a difference for a clean ocean and coast? Find out as Eben

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Posted in Marine Debris, Ocean Health, Water Pollution, Ways to Help the Ocean

David Helvarg’s The Golden Shore

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What discoveries shocked author and Blue Frontier president David Helvarg while writing The Golden Shore? What would surprise you about California and its environmental history? We talked with David about The Golden Shore: California’s Love Affair with the Sea, the

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Posted in Ocean Health, Ways to Help the Ocean

Capturing the Beauty of California’s Ocean and Coast

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The beauty, mystery, excitement, wildlife and lifestyle of California’s Ocean and Coast are captured in this montage of spectacular photos representing some of the winning images from the 14th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest. We talk with

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Posted in Ocean Photography

California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest: Seeing our Watery World Through a Lens

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Over 1,400 photos were submitted to the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by the Thank You Ocean campaign, the California Coastal Commission, and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of California! Brian Friedman, the Judges’ First Place Winner,

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Posted in Ocean Photography

Engaging the Public, Protecting the Coast, and Capturing the Moment

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Your browser does not support the audio element. The California Coastal Commission Public Education Program engages the public in coastal protection and restoration activities and increases the public’s understanding about California’s marine resources. Sylvie Lee, Public Education Program Coordinator, tells

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Posted in Ocean Photography, Ways to Help the Ocean