July Sip + Support partner – OC

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Orange County Coastkeeper, our Sip + Support partner for July, protects and promotes water resources that are fishable, swimmable and drinkable. This local nonprofit is a clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems.

Orange County Coastkeeper supports its mission by working collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible and sustainable water resources, and implementing innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement and conservation. Orange County Coastkeeper serves as our water watchdog protecting our beaches and fresh waterways throughout the county.

Coastkeeper continuously works to restore Orange County waters through projects such as eelgrass restoration, beach cleanups, creek cleanups and engaging local businesses in corporate cleanups. In fact, this year Coastkeeper is leading the brigade in Orange County for Coastal Cleanup Day (September 19, 2015), the world’s largest trash pickup. Coastkeeper is organizing over 40 different cleanup sites across Orange County and invites local residents to sign up and show love at one of the local sites, there might even be one in your own backyard.

Coastkeeper also works with residents and businesses looking to transition their landscape into a drought-tolerant oasis. To learn more, go to the Coastkeeper Smartscape page or visit The Coastkeeper Garden, Orange County’s largest demonstration garden and home to native and drought tolerant plants.

Orange County Coastkeeper is an organization that believes in actively improving our beaches and waterways. Visit the Orange County Coastkeeper website to learn more about Coastkeeper’s programs, volunteer opportunities or make a donation. Of course, we encourage you to follow Coastkeeper on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date with their latest news.

CUCINA is proud to team up with this great non-profit who is making our county a cleaner, safer place for current and future residents. Throughout the entire month of July, we will support Orange County Coastkeeper’s efforts by donating $1 from every glass, bottle, or carafe of CUCINA private label wine sold. CIN CIN!