About Us

About Us

We started “Save Our Beach” because we live along the ocean (it’s literally our backyard) and we would take long walks picking up trash along the way. We were asked many times if we had any extra bags as people would see what we were doing, and they would ask if they could help, too. So, we started carrying extra trash bags on our walks, and then we realized since there was that much interest in people that want to help, we would just make it easier for them by conducting a beach cleanup on a monthly basis. Then, we added California Coastal Cleanup Day as a collaborative event.

Save Our Beach was co-founded by Steve & Kim Masoner, on 10/24/1999.


  • 2012 Steve and Kim were presented the “Spirit of Caring Award” from Edward Jones
  • 2011 Steve & Kim honored by selected as Grand Marshall of the Seal Beach Christmas Parade
  • 2011 Kim was nominated as 1 of the Press Telegram’s “Amazing Women”
  • 2010 “Grand Marshalls” of the Seal Beach Founders Day Parade
  • 2010 Los Angeles Lakers “My Better Lifestyle Award”
  • 2010 “Certificate of Appreciation” from USA Today and Points Of Light Institute for “Improving The Lives of Others” on Make A Difference Day
  • 2009 Nomination for “Governor’s Environmental & Economic Leadership Award”
  • 2009 Nomination for Kim for “Minerva Award” at Women’s Conference, Long Beach
  • 2009 City of Seal Beach Commendation for “10 Years Cleaning Up Our Coast”
  • 2009 State Senator Tom Harman “Certificate of Recognition for 10 Years of Tireless Efforts To Preserve, Protect and Restore The Coastline For Future Generations”
  • 2004 “City of Seal Beach Resolution” for Steve & Kim’s Contribution To The City of Seal Beach
  • 2001 Nomination “Community Oriented Policing Award” from Seal Beach Police Dept
  • 2000 through 2010 “Recognition and Appreciation” from California Coastal Commission for Coastal Cleanup Day
  • 2000 Governor Gray Davis “Proclamation for Make A Difference Day”
  • 1996 Kim was nominated for “Seal Beach Woman of the Year”