Posts with the category ‘Agriculture’


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…


Work for Your Water This Weekend

Water works for you every day. This weekend, it’s your turn to return the favor.  On Saturday, thousands of Californians will show their local beaches some love on Coastal Cleanup Day. And on Sunday, they’ll test their water’s health for World Water Monitoring Challenge. World Water Monitoring Challenge is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources…. Read More…


Russian River Headwaters to Ocean Paddle

This summer, a diverse group of stakeholders from Sonoma and Mendocino counties launched their boats to kick-off a year-long effort to create a new vision to improve the health of the Russian River watershed. Participants began to paddle along this “Headwaters to Ocean Descent” through the winding path of the Russian River in a 3-part expedition organized by the non-profit LandPaths and led by Sonoma County Supervisor… Read More…


EcoNews Report: Humboldt Baykeeper Co-Founder Fred Evenson on Mercury, Fish, and Monterey

Humboldt Baykeeper Jennifer Kalt recently interviewed Fred Evenson, Director of Ecological Rights Foundation, about mercury in fish in Monterey Bay. The EcoNews Report is the longest-running public affairs radio show on the North Coast, broadcast on KHSU on the Humboldt State University campus, airing Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Listen to the interview.


California Waterkeepers take on agricultural polluters and the state

California agriculture puts food on our tables, wine in our glasses, money in our wallets — and a toxic brew into our groundwater, rivers and ocean. Farming is deeply rooted in the American economy and culture. Thomas Jefferson ardently believed that farmers are “The most valuable citizens,” and proclaimed, “Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God.” Benjamin Franklin, another supporter… Read More…


Public Interest Coalition Secures Major Victory in the Fight Against Agricultural Pollution

Ventura / Los Angeles County Ag Order Becomes Final A coalition of environmental and Native American public interest groups consisting of Wishtoyo Foundation, Wishtoyo’s Ventura Coastkeeper Program, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy), and Center for Food Safety (collectively, “Coalition”) secured California’s most protective regulations to curb agricultural pollution to streams, rivers, and wetlands in Ventura… Read More…


Monterey Coastkeeper Takes Action to Protect Salinas River Flows

Monterey Coastkeeper – also called The Otter Project – delivered a “Sixty-Day Notice of Intent to Sue for Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act Violations in Relation to the Salinas Valley Water Project” to NOAA Fisheries, Army Corps of Engineers, and Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA). A “60-Day Notice of Intent” is generally sent to agencies so that they have the opportunity to take… Read More…


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