California Coastkeeper Alliance unites local Waterkeeper programs to fight for swimmable, fishable and drinkable waters for California communities and ecosystems.

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WATERKEEPERS AT WORK

Help Russian Riverkeeper Stop Pollution Trading

The North Coast Water Quality Control Board has proposed a draft Laguna Water Quality Credit Trading Program – which is really a pollution trading program. The Water Board’s draft pollution trading framework proposes to set up a “marketplace” for trading phosphorous, a nutrient that drives the profound pollution affecting the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed. Too much phosphorus causes massive algal blooms that can be toxic to humans… Read More…

Orange County Coastkeeper Stepping up For San Juan Creek

Orange County Coastkeeper is taking legal action to protect the public and marine life from harmful pollution flowing from Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, an equestrian riding park in San Juan Capistrano. For years, horse manure and other harmful pollutants have discharged into San Juan Creek, contaminating water all the way to Doheny State Beach – one of the most polluted beaches in California. Contaminated discharges… Read More…

HAPPENING NOW

How to be a Green Beach Bum

What’s summer without weekends on the water? Whether you’re heading to an alpine lake, a rushing river, or the ocean, California has endless shorelines to explore. There’s nothing like a day at the beach! Millions of Californians and tourists head outside every summer, and all of those visits can have harmful impacts on fragile aquatic ecosystems. Follow these tips to do your part to keep our… Read More…

Businesses: We can’t afford to risk California’s blue economy with dirty and dangerous offshore drilling

For immediate release Contact: Garry Brown, Orange County Coastkeeper, *protected email*, 714 913-7847 Sean Smith, Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, *protected email*, 949-366-1164, ext. 6 Today, the Trump Administration issued an executive order directing the Interior Department to review the current schedule for offshore drilling lease sales, potentially opening the door to new oil and gas drilling off California’s coast. The order also asks for a… Read More…


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