Know of illegal dumping on the Long Beach Peninsula? Call Dale Little with the County at 360-642-9356 to arrange to have large items picked up.

Report live marine mammals on the beach or beach cast carcasses statewide: NMFS, Protected Resources Division, Marine Mammal Strnading coordinator: 206.526.6733 or or in Portland.

Find injured wildlife? (not marine mammals-see above) Contact (503) 338-0331.   Support     “WCNC” is a volunteer based non-profit Oregon corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Our mission is to rehabilitate injured, sick, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the goal of releasing healthy, viable wildlife back into the appropriate habitat. We operate under permits issued by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Our licensed rehabber is Executive Director Sharnelle Fee.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide including four in Washington state and three in Oregon.

Outdoorsy’s Guide to Environmental Conservation Our planet can provide us with the three essentials that we need in life – food, water, and shelter. When you are the outdoorsy type, you know how to make the best use of your available resources. The overall goal is to conserve the environment, making it more sustainable to last future generations. The umbrella term that we use to describe the planetary rescue efforts is environmental conservation. 

Orange County Coastkeeper
The CoastKeeper is dedicated to the principal that protecting the waters of Orange County is the job of everyone. As the citizen “aquacop,” the CoastKeeper patrols the harbors combating pollution one polluter at a time.

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation
This site was developed to provide information and increase knowledge about the Santa Monica Bay. It contains information about the Bay and its habitats, its history and uses, and the effects humans have had on its waters. Plus information on how people can help restore the bay.

Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting our oceans, waves and beaches.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Located just steps from the ocean at Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium/museum dedicated to promoting knowledge and awareness of the marine life of Southern California through recreational, educational, and research programs.

Earth Echo International
The mission of EarthEcho International is to accomplish a measurable reduction in the damage to and loss of natural resources and habitat among the world’s oceans. In the words of the mission statement, “To inspire a sense of stewardship for our planet and create an environmentally sustainable future.”

California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commision’s Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities. It offers a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs. There is bound to be a program just right for you, so get involved!

Culture Change
Questioning exposure, recycling, biodegradability, alternatives
This links directly to the article Plastics: Your Formidable Enemy

Washington Coast Cleanup
Help with the State wide beach cleanup each year in April

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is a citizen-science program established to identify the carcasses of marine birds found on beaches along on the outer coast of Washington State. Additional volunteers are needed.

Washington State’s Litter Program
On this web site you will find information about litter laws, various litter cleanup programs, cleanup statistics, links to litter-related publications, and information about the Litter and it Will Hurt prevention campaign. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you to help reach Washington’s zero litter goal!


For more information, visit these educational and governmental websites.


Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

International Nitrogen Initiative

Sea Around Us Project

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment


Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

The Marine Mammal Center

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Red Tide and Harmful Algae Blooms

NOAA’s National Ocean Service: Harmful Algal Blooms


Solutions to Avoid Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Red Tide Toxins, Health Effects and Exposure Study


NOAA’s Marine Debris Program

Algalita Marine Research Foundation