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Defending Clean Water and Healthy Communities in California

With a President that has signaled his intention to dismantle common sense safeguards for our environment and public health, it will fall to states like California to defend our clean air, water, and communities. That is why California Coastkeeper Alliance strongly supports Senate Bill 49 (SB 49) by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and Senator Henry Stern. SB 49 would lock in current… Read More…


Yuba Riverkeeper Response to Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League, parent organization of the Yuba Riverkeeper, released the following statement on February 13, 2017 regarding the threat posed by the Oroville Dam Spillway. Yuba Riverkeeper is monitoring the situation and regular updates on the crisis can be found on their website here.    The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and… Read More…


Celebrating Yuba Riverkeeper at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

One might be surprised to learn that one of the country’s largest environmental film festivals is based in a town of less than 3,000 people. But, in fact, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken place for 15 years in small, historic Nevada City, deep in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It’s organized each year by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL),… Read More…


Leading Scientists Voice Support for Governor’s Water Conservation Plan

Science letter emphasizes need for more efficient water use to help California prepare for a changing climate January 18, 2017 Sacramento, CA – Today, 36 leading water and climate scientists delivered a letter to Governor Brown to express their support for Executive Order B-37-16, and the state’s draft plan to make water conservation a California way of life. The plan has also received support from… Read More…


Three New Laws to Make California More Resilient

The final weeks of September always bring a flurry of legislative activity in Sacramento, and this year we are proud to report that three key water policies were signed into law before the September 30 deadline. As always, California Coastkeeper Alliance was heavily involved in shaping legislative priorities, championing critical bills to safeguard our water and make California more resilient to a changing climate. Here… Read More…


From Sierra to Sea: Bringing the Mountain Perspective to Coastkeeper Alliance

In my first few weeks as a Policy Analyst with California Coastkeeper Alliance, I have been amazed by the range and scale of problems facing the state. Getting up to speed on the issues confronting coastal watersheds and communities, I am struck by both the commonalities and differences with the issues I faced upstream as an AmeriCorps member this past year at Sierra Streams Institute…. Read More…


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