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Give a Shuck for our Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day, an international celebration of our oceans where people all over the world collaborate to make the future of our oceans better. This year’s focus is on plastic pollution and solutions to marine litter, an important theme in California. California was the first state in the nation to adopt a statewide plastic bag ban – something we continue to defend as… Read More…


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…


Learn the True Cost of Poseidon’s Unsustainable Desalination Plant

Distribution, storage, infrastructure and more – all of these expensive factors remain hidden from the true cost of the proposed Poseidon Huntington Beach Desalination Plant. Knowing that Orange County residents are not receiving an accurate price tag, Orange County Coastkeeper created an infographic  displaying each of the sneaky costs Poseidon does not want ratepayers to know. On top of the $1 billion it will cost… Read More…


Smarter Water Town Hall Packs the House in Culver City

Culver City residents and other engaged community members convened at the Veterans Memorial Building on May 17 for an enlightening community discussion on the future of LA’s most precious resource: water. The Smarter Water Town Hall, which took over a regular meeting of the West LA Group of the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter, was organized by a coalition of environmental groups in response to West Basin… Read More…


Volunteers Brave the Snow in Yuba Headwaters

Since 2000, Yuba River Waterkeeper volunteers have been studying the condition of the Yuba River watershed to help protect and restore it. Over 40 volunteers are trained in water quality sampling and trek throughout 35 stations in the watershed for monthly sampling sessions. Participants range from high school students to senior citizens, who dedicate nine months of their time and energy to the river. With these beautiful sunny days… Read More…


Orange County Coastkeeper Garden Agave Bloom

Agave Watch at the Orange County Coastkeeper Garden has begun. The Garden’s impressively large Agave Americana, or Blue Agave, is preparing to bloom. A large flower stalk appeared on March 29 and is growing an astonishing six inches a day. We anticipate that the stalk will bloom sometime in June. Already striking at more than 13 feet tall and 11 feet wide, the Coastkeeper Garden’s magnificent… Read More…


Waterkeepers March for Science

This Earth Day – April 22, 2017 – California Waterkeepers throughout the state will march to resist the Trump Administration’s attacks on clean water. The science that Waterkeepers use daily to hold polluters accountable, keep our rivers flowing and swimmable, and make our coast more resilient to climate change is under attack. Budget cuts, evidence-based policymaking, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle… Read More…


CA Rising: Lawmakers, Advocates and Artists Working Together

by Eric Rewitzer, Co-owner, Printmaker, 3 Fish Studios I’m an artist in San Francisco, and my California Rising artwork was recently featured in a story in Time Magazine that focused on California’s response to anticipated changes in federal legislation. Since the story ran in February 2017, some have said the image has become a symbol for preserving California ideals in public policy. The story I want to… Read More…


Keep Dangerous New Fossil Fuel Pipelines out of the Klamath

Klamath Riverkeeper needs your help to stop the Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector pipeline. Jordan Cove, a fossil fuel facility proposed by Canadian company Versen, would export over 1 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day overseas from Coos Bay. The gas would be converted to liquefied natural gas on site at huge energy expense for transport in massive tankers. The project would also require a brand… Read More…


Support SB 44 to Clean up Santa Barbara’s Leaking Oil Wells

Senate Bill 44 – the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act – has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and is now up for consideration by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed and Marine Program Associate, Jenna Driscoll, was at the State Capitol in Sacramento to be an expert witness in support of the Bill, which would cap… Read More…


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