9:00 AMOrange County Coastal CoalitionThe County of Orange developed the Orange County Coastal Coalition as a means to coordinate and share information related to the coast. The 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.
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.
WHAT IS A WATERSHED?
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.
November 5, 2013
Take the Wyland Foundation Waste to Wow Challenge
Did you know that plastic water bottles are among the most common debris materials found in storm channels? As part of efforts to reduce debris in storm channels, Wyland, Disneyland Resorts, and OC Public works encourage everyone to take part in "Waste To Wow," a six week contest (Nov.1 - Dec. 15) in support of the recently launched Adopt-A-Channel program that challenges people to send in photos of how they have creatively resused their plastic bottles. The Grand Prize includes 4 Disneyland Park Hopper passes and a signed artwork from renowned environmental artist Wyland. Two lucky winners will each receive a signed Wyland artwork.
October 23, 2013
Coastal Cocktails PSA Hits Orange County Airwaves As you are channel surfing, be on the look out for a new public service announcement hitting the airwaves promoting the importance of water pollution prevention. The "Coastal Cocktails - Toxitini" ad is a reminder of what can happen if we don't all do our part. For more information and tips on how you can help, visit http://ocwatersheds.com/publiced/stormwater.
September 13, 2013
Orange County Stormwater Program/OC Watersheds Featured in September Issue of Municipal Sewer & Water Magazine The September 2013 issue of the national publication, Municipal Sewer & Water, features an article on the staff of the OC Watersheds Division of OC Public Works, and the Orange County Stormwater Program which they support. (
View PDF )