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Name Chapter Country State Theme Completion Date
“Fruitstands” Public Beach Access Restored Ventura County USA CA Beach Access Apr 2014
Ventura Approves Curb Cuts to Reduce Runoff Ventura County USA CA Clean Water Mar 2014
Sonoma County Bag Ban Sonoma Coast USA CA Rise Above Plastics Feb 2014
Governor signs bill that will help fund conservation programs USA CA Beach Access Sep 2013
Governor signs Sea Level Rise Planning Bill USA CA Coastal Preservation Sep 2013
Pedestrian Path Moved Landward Preserving Beach Long Beach USA CA Coastal Preservation Jun 2013
Manhattan Beach Polystyrene Ban South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics Sep 2013
Governor Includes Critical Funding for Coastal Commission USA -- Coastal Preservation Jul 2013
Los Angeles County Bag Ban Defense in Court West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2013
Progressive Stormwater Permit for San Diego Region San Diego County USA CA Clean Water May 2013
Sonar Testing in Southern California Rejected USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Mar 2013
Huntington Beach Reusable Bag Ordinance Huntington Beach/Seal Beach USA CA Rise Above Plastics Apr 2013
Re-defeated Pismo Beach Seawall San Luis Obispo USA CA Coastal Preservation Jan 2013
Capitola Plastic Bag Ban Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jan 2013
Culver City Plastic Bag Ban South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2013
Stopped Parking Fees at Santa Barbara County Beaches Santa Barbara USA CA Beach Access Oct 2012
Seismic Testing on Central CA Coast Stopped San Luis Obispo USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Nov 2012
City of Santa Cruz Expanded EPS Foam Ban Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jul 2012
California State Parks will Not Close USA CA Beach Access Jul 2012
Stopped Expansion of Rock Revetment in Dana Point South Orange County USA CA Coastal Preservation Jul 2012
Defeated Bad Coastal Act Legislation in CA USA CA Coastal Preservation May 2012
Santa Cruz World Surfing Reserve Designated Santa Cruz USA CA Coastal Preservation Apr 2012
Santa Barbara Reusable Bag Ordinance Santa Barbara USA CA Rise Above Plastics Oct 2013
Solana Beach Local Coastal Plan San Diego County USA CA Coastal Preservation Mar 2012
Dana Point Plastic Bag Ban South Orange County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Mar 2012
Dana Point Foam Foodware Ban South Orange County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Feb 2012
Ojai Plastic Bag Ban Ventura County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Apr 2012
Laguna Beach Plastic Bag Ban South Orange County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Feb 2012
Hermosa Beach Polystyrene Foodware Ban South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics Sep 2012
City of Marina Polystyrene Ban Monterey USA CA Rise Above Plastics Nov 2011
City of Monterey Bag Ban Monterey USA CA Rise Above Plastics Dec 2011
San Luis Obispo County Bag Ban San Luis Obispo USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jan 2012
San Francisco Expanded Bag Ban San Francisco USA CA Rise Above Plastics Feb 2012
City of Manhattan Beach CA smoke-free beaches extension South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics Aug 2011
Carpinteria CA - Bag Ban Santa Barbara USA CA Rise Above Plastics Mar 2012
City of Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jun 2013
Stopped Coastal Armoring at Sloat, San Francisco San Francisco USA CA Coastal Preservation Jul 2011
Long Beach Bag Ban Long Beach USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2011
Water Board Acts to Protect Coast and Delta from Devastating Power Plant Cooling Systems USA CA Ocean Ecosystems May 2010
Defeated Pismo Beach/Shell Beach Seawalls San Luis Obispo USA CA Coastal Preservation Mar 2011
Marin County Bag Ban Marin County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jan 2011
City of Santa Cruz Bag Ban Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jul 2012
Santa Monica Bag Ban West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jan 2011
Adoption of the Central Coast Region Ag Waiver USA CA Clean Water Mar 2012
Big Wave Development San Mateo County USA CA Coastal Preservation Aug 2012
Strands Beach Access South Orange County USA CA Beach Access Jun 2011
Solana Beach Bag Ban San Diego County USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2012
City of San Diego Sewage Settlement San Diego County USA CA Clean Water Mar 2007
Santa Cruz County Polystyrene Ban Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Apr 2008
Protected Coastal Access at Strands Beach South Orange County USA CA Beach Access May 2008
Pacific Grove Polystyrene Ban Monterey USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2008
Plastic Bag Ban in Malibu West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Rise Above Plastics May 2008
San Diego Regional Municipal Stormwater Permit San Diego County USA CA Clean Water Jan 2008
City of San Diego Urban Runoff Management: Restrictions on Residential Over-Watering San Diego County USA CA Know your H2O Jan 2008
City of San Diego: Indirect Potable Reuse San Diego County USA CA Know your H2O Oct 2007
Manhattan Beach Passes Ordinance to Ban Plastic Carry-Out Bags South Bay USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jul 2008
Ventura City Council Adopts Green Street Policy Ventura County USA CA Know your H2O Jul 2008
Encinitas Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance San Diego County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Sep 2008
Smoking Banned on All Beaches in Santa Monica Bay South Bay USA CA Clean Water Oct 2008
Increased Protection for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary San Mateo County USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Nov 2008
CA Beach Monitoring Funding Restored USA CA Clean Water Nov 2008
Styrofoam Banned in Scotts Valley Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Dec 2008
Massive Playa Vista Development Stopped South Bay USA CA Coastal Preservation Jan 2009
Polystyrene Banned in Monterey Monterey USA CA Rise Above Plastics Feb 2009
Watsonville Bans Styrofoam Food Containers - Last in County Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Mar 2009
Judge Invalidates Water District Annexation of Gaviota Coast Lots Santa Barbara USA CA Coastal Preservation Apr 2009
Coastal Bluff in Santa Barbara Saved Santa Barbara USA CA Coastal Preservation Feb 2006
Rockpile seawall stopped South Orange County USA CA Coastal Preservation Feb 2006
El Morro returned to Crystal Cove South Orange County USA CA Beach Access Mar 2006
Temporary seawall ban in Solana Beach San Diego County USA CA Coastal Preservation Apr 2006
Santa Monica Bay beaches smoking ban West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Clean Water Jul 2006
Removal of Rincon, CA septic tanks Ventura County USA CA Clean Water Aug 2006
San Diego smoking ban San Diego County USA CA Coastal Preservation Aug 2006
New Water Quality Measures for Santa Monica Bay West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Clean Water Sep 2006
Tidepool awareness and educational success in Los Angeles West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Sep 2006
Topanga water quality West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Clean Water Nov 2006
Surfer’s Point Ventura County USA CA Coastal Preservation Nov 2006
Banned Plastic Bags in San Francisco San Francisco USA CA Rise Above Plastics Mar 2007
Marine Protected Areas on the Central Coast, CA USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Apr 2007
Morro Bay/Cayucos Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade San Luis Obispo USA CA Clean Water May 2007
Capitola Polystyrene Ban Santa Cruz USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jun 2007
Prevented Parking Fees at Santa Barbara County Beaches Santa Barbara USA CA Beach Access Oct 2007
Stopped Destructive Development Project at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve San Mateo County USA CA Coastal Preservation Feb 2008
City of Santa Cruz adopts ban on polystyrene food service wares Santa Cruz USA CA Clean Water Feb 2008
Goleta Beach Saved - Groin Defeated Santa Barbara USA CA Coastal Preservation Jul 2009
Fire Pits at Ocean Beach Maintained San Francisco USA CA Beach Access Mar 2008
Defeat of Pro-Oil Drilling Legislation in California USA CA Clean Water Apr 2010
Seawall proposed for Malibu’s Surfrider Beach is officially dead! West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Coastal Preservation Apr 2010
Clean Water At The ‘Bu - Malibu Septic Prohibition West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Clean Water Sep 2010
World Surfing Reserve at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Coastal Preservation Oct 2010
Los Angeles County Bag Ban West Los Angeles / Malibu USA CA Rise Above Plastics Nov 2010
San Clemente Expanded Polystyrene Ban South Orange County USA CA Rise Above Plastics Jan 2011
Toll Road Stopped at San Onofre State Beach / Trestles South Orange County USA CA Coastal Preservation Dec 2008
Southern California Establishes Marine Protected Areas USA CA Ocean Ecosystems Dec 2010