Maule Itata Coastkeeper, founded in 2009, protects and conserves the fragile 70-mile coast known for its great surfing and fishing, between Chile’s Maule and Itata rivers.

The coast, its people, and its sea life have been threatened by a planned coal plant and a massive industrial salmon farm. Maule Itata Coastkeeper works hand-in-hand with local communities through education, activism, litigation, and independent scientific monitoring to stop these destructive projects. They also work alongside community members, from school children to fishermen, on ecosystem restoration projects to repair degraded ecosystems. 

With real estate developers, timber, and wood pulp industries moving into the unsullied watersheds of the Maule and Itata rivers, we need your help to keep fighting. 

Please consider a donation to support Maule Itata Coastkeeper today. 

Waterkeeper Magazine

Learn more about Maule Itata Coastkeeper Rodrigo de la O in the two-part 20th Anniversary edition of Waterkeeper Magazine.