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California Coastal Commission

The California Coastal Commission was established by voter initiative in 1972 (Proposition 20) and later made permanent by the Legislature through adoption of the California Coastal Act of 1976, which provides long-term protection for California’s 1,100-mile coastline. The Coastal Commission is committed to protecting and enhancing California’s coast and ocean for present and future generations. It does so through careful planning and regulation of environmentally-sustainable development, strong public participation, education, and effective intergovernmental coordination.

The Coastal Commission’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. We offer a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs which are made possible through sales of the WHALE TAIL® License Plate. Examples of our public programs include:

For more information, please visit www.coast4u.org, www.facebook.com/CaliforniaCoast, or www.twitter.com/TheCACoast.