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June 3, 2015
9:00 AMOrange County Coastal CoalitionThe Orange County Coastal Coalition is an association of local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, private industry, and the public whose role is to advocate, educate, and coordinate activities along the Orange County coast.
June 4, 2015
2:30 PMSouth Orange County Watershed Management Executive Committee MeetingThe South Orange County Watershed Management Executive Committee meetings are open to the public to discuss watershed issues related to water supply, water quality, water conservation and managing natural resources.

Mission Statement

To develop regional management strategies to preserve, protect, and enhance coastal resources and surface waters throughout Orange County. A watershed approach considers the entire geographic area that a watercourse drains to address a broad range of issues.


A watershed is the geographic area draining into a river system, ocean or other body of water through a single outlet and includes the receiving waters. Watersheds are usually bordered and/or separated from other watersheds by mountain ridges or other naturally elevated areas.

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News ImageMay 11, 2015  Global Ocean Sampling Day is June 21st, 2015
Help take a snapshot of the global oceans on Ocean Sampling Day – Sunday, June 21, 2015. Your sample will be analyzed by genomic sequences to determine marine microbial biodiversity and function.See attachments or visit for more information. Kelly Goodwin of NOAA is the MyOSD Hub for Southern California: (Kelly Goodwin, La Jolla, CA; NOAA/SWFSC, 858 546 7142). RSVP by June 2, 2015.

( My Ocean Sampling Day 2015 Handbook )
News ImageSeptember 25, 2014  State of the Environment for South OC
The State of the Environment Report for the San Diego Region, or southern portion of Orange County, is now available. This report represents a commitment to periodically present a comprehensive picture of the quality of Orange County’s creeks, rivers, bays and coastal waters and the actions being taken by the Orange County Stormwater Program to protect and restore them.

News ImageAugust 15, 2014  OC Environmental Data Portal Launched
OC Watersheds is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new data portal which will allow users to explore interactive maps and download a variety of geographic and environmental data for Orange County. Please visit to access the portal.