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…


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…


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…


Legislative Resistance: Key Bills to Keep California Moving Forward

As we face one of the most anti-environment federal Administrations in history, California Legislators have introduced a number of bills that defend our state’s commitment to and investment in a secure, resilient water future. At the forefront of this effort is a comprehensive package of bills meant to protect public health, the environment, and scientific integrity from federal rollbacks. The centerpiece is Senator De Leon’s… Read More…


California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life

For Immediate Release Contacts: Kimiko Martinez, Natural Resources Defense Council, *protected email*, 310-434-2344 Sara Aminzadeh, California Coastkeeper Alliance, *protected email*, 415-794-8422 Cynthia Koehler, WaterNow Alliance, *protected email*, 415-515-0511 California Takes Strong Steps Toward Making Water Conservation a Way of Life Reduced pressure on water supplies will enhance long-term water security and climate resiliency SACRAMENTO, CA (April 7, 2017) —  State officials today released a comprehensive… Read More…


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