WATERSHEDS, it's your beach

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is: "that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community." Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. No matter where you are, you're in a watershed!

All about Watersheds:

The San Clemente Watershed covers an area of 31.8 square miles in the southernmost corner of Orange County. It includes the City of San Clemente, a small portion of the City of San Juan Capistrano, & a large portion of unincorporated territory. Its main tributaries are Prima Deshecha Canada & Segunda Deshecha Canada. The Regional Water Quality Control Board defines this area as two watersheds: San Clemente Coastal Streams and San Mateo Creek.


Surfrider Foundation is showcased on two billboards that were donated through Viacom by organizing two beach clean ups to draw attention to our beaches and coastal environment by exhibiting actual California beach trash on billboards in an unprecedented multi-dimensional display.