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Orange County Coastkeeper welcomes new Membership Advisory Committee

Orange County Coastkeeper welcomes a new Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) comprised of individuals from Orange County, the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley. Among them is Dani Gold of Newport Beach.

The role of the committee will be to effectively communicate with Coastkeeper’s membership in order to understand what local issues are most important to the communities it serves. Committee members will gather multiple times within a year to organize and recommend the best solutions for the community, then present ideas to the board of directors for consideration.

Six members now serve on the committee with the exception of one vacancy.

Orange County Coastkeeper Dani Gold

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Dani Gold

Gold of Newport Beach has been a member of Coastkeeper since 2001. Not only has she previously served on the Coastkeeper board, but has volunteered her time to conduct water quality research for organizations such as Surfrider and Coastkeeper. Currently, she is the director of the Okeanos Foundation.

The other five members include Stephanie Pacheco, Fountain Valley; Stephen Mayville, Yorba Linda; Esther Julier, Riverside; Tony Quiroz, Coachella Valley; and Patricia Leal-Gutierrez, East Coachella Valley.

“The role of the Membership Advisory Committee will be integral to our success as a strong community resource,” said Garry Brown, founding director of Orange County Coastkeeper. “They are important voices and, together with Coastkeeper, our mission for clean water will be even stronger.”

For more information on Orange County Coastkeeper, visit

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