California Coastkeeper Alliance


Sean Bothwell
[email protected]
(949) 291-3401

California Coastkeeper Alliance unites 12 local Waterkeeper programs to fight for swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters for California communities and ecosystems. With a tool belt filled with law, policy, science and creative media, CCKA is an experienced advocate that advances statewide policies and programs for healthy and clean waters.

Sean Bothwell directs California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) initiatives to protect and enhance healthy inland and marine waters throughout the state for the benefit of Californians and California ecosystems. Sean is a national leader on critical environmental issues, including ocean desalination, California’s trash policy, stormwater permitting and funding, and potable recycled water. He leads CCKA’s legislative program by developing and introducing legislation and representing the Waterkeepers in Sacramento at legislative hearings and special committee panels. Sean directs CCKA’s legal program by leading ongoing litigation, preparing and reviewing anticipated litigation, and overseeing the California Waterkeepers’ Legal Committee. Prior to joining CCKA, Sean provided legal expertise to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) in the development of the state’s first sea level rise regulations. Sean holds a J.D. from Vermont Law School.


1100 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814