Who We Are

This public education project is provided by Residents for Responsible Desalination (R4RD). We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization run and staffed by volunteers.

We want to thank the following organizations for their support of this project

Orange County Coastkeeper

The Orange County Coastkeeper, founded in 1999, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the marine habitats and watersheds of Orange County through programs of advocacy, education, restoration, research, and enforcement. We work with business, developers, cities, elected officials and regulatory agencies to develop solutions to the problems of polluted urban runoff.

Surfrider Foundation Huntington Beach and Newport Beach Chapters

Surfrider's mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Orange County League of Conservation Voters

The Orange County League of Conservation Voters is the political arm of the Orange County environmental movement and supports local candidates, initiatives, and referendums in Orange County.

And a special thank you to a bequest from the estate of Larry Porter

Larry Porter was a local activist, born and raised in Newport Beach. He was a sailor dedicated to cleaning and protecting the ocean. Larry fought the waiver allowing continued discharges from the Sewage Treatment into the ocean off Huntington Beach and was Vice President of Residents for Responsible Desal.

He was an outspoken challenger to business as usual, while attending many water agency meetings and encouraging others to go and speak up as he always did.

We will not forget Larry. His spirit and generosity live on in the work we do.  



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