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…


You can Join the Clean Water Team

Volunteers like you help California Waterkeepers safeguard our coastlines and waterways from urban runoff, which can have devastating consequences to aquatic communities and human health. Stormwater runoff is the major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on our roofs, streets, and parking lots in cities and their suburbs, the water cannot soak into the ground as it naturally should. Stormwater drains through… Read More…


Russian Riverkeeper Takes out The Trash

Many of California’s waterways are choked with trash that eventually ends up in the ocean. Once in the water, trash breaks down into smaller pieces that can persist in the environment for decades, polluting the water and harming fish and animals that mistake it for food. Russian Riverkeeper is tackling this problem by partnering with Clean River Alliance to remove dangerous debris before winter storms push it… Read More…


Clean Water Accomplishments

California Coastkeeper Alliance was founded in 1999 with the belief that a healthy ocean and coast and clean water is vital to California’s economy, public health and way of life. We’ve accomplished a lot since then. Check out our infographic below to learn more or get all of the details. About the Illustrator Artist April Seymore is an improvisor, science communicator, teacher and sustainability catalyst. She… Read More…


King Tides Illustrate Shoreline Vulnerability

Some of the year’s highest tides, known as ‘king tides,’ will hit the California shoreline next week, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea levels rise in the coming years. This winter, the largest tides will take place on December 13 and 14, 2016, and again January 10-12, 2017. The California King Tides Project is working with local volunteers to photograph… Read More…


Don’t Forget the Drought

Winter rains may have started to fall, but California’s drought and water scarcity problems aren’t over. Our most powerful solution is also the simplest: water conservation. Keep up the good habits you picked up over the summer and save every drop. California Coastkeeper Alliance is working to develop permanent conservation regulations to make conservation a way of life in California even after our current drought subsides…. Read More…


A Glimmer of Hope from California During Dark Days

The 2016 election results are cause for serious concern about our planet’s future. Our President-elect has pledged to weaken climate change regulations and to ignore President Obama’s commitments under the Paris climate agreement. We can also expect agency appointments and regulatory rollbacks that threaten clean, reliable water supplies, and reverse protection of our parks and special places. California leaders have already made clear they understand… Read More…


Environmental Community Calls for Reinstatement of Emergency Water Use Standards in Light of Declining Conservation

September Water Usage Show Californians Continue to Backslide on Conservation   SACRAMENTO (Nov. 1, 2016) — For the third month in a row – since the State Water Resources Control Board abandoned its hugely successful mandatory urban water conservation program in favor of a ‘self-certification’ scheme –  California residents have conserved less water. According to a report just released by the State Water Resources Control Board,… Read More…


#ResurrectTheRiver with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

You can help save the Ventura River by signing the petition to #ResurrectTheRiver.  Sign today to show that you agree that State and local officials should prioritize sustainable water management alternatives to support both people and the Ventura River. The City of Ventura pumps hundreds of millions of gallons of water from the Ventura River each year, often completely dewatering parts of the river during times… 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…


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