Posts with the category ‘Coastal Water Quality’


California’s Blue Resistance: Enforcing Water Laws in the Trump Era

Our new President said he was “committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies” like the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the Unites States rule. He is already making good on that promise by removing all mentions of climate change from his new White House website. And Scott Pruitt, his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, has repeatedly protected industry from environmental policies…. 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…


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…


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…


Coming to a Beach Near You: Coastal Cleanup Day

Join us this Saturday at one of over 900 locations for the state’s largest volunteer event, Coastal Cleanup Day. In 2015, more than 68,000 volunteers removed nearly 1,143,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from California’s beaches, lakes, and waterways. California Waterkeepers will be out this weekend making the sand sparkle at your favorite beach. Find out how you can help on Saturday, and make a difference all year-round…. Read More…


Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Seafari Marine Education Tours

Science shows that getting outside – and on the water – makes us happier and smarter. In an era when more and more youth are growing up inside and plugged-in, California Waterkeepers create opportunities for kids and families to learn in nature. Learn more about Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Seafari program in the video below:


Building Connections to Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Baykeeper offers fun informative excursions to help kids and teenagers see first-hand the waves and wildlife that make their community so special. Volunteer docents trained in ecology and history help build connections to the Bay for local youth, many of whom have never seen the coast from sea. Watch Jen Kalt, Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, discuss the program in a short video: Humboldt Baykeeper partners with the… 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.


Why We Can’t Stop Talking About Seahorses

Earlier this month, The California Department of Fish and Wildlife discovered a rare seahorse near an eelgrass restoration site in Upper Newport Bay. That’s pretty much the equivalent of spotting a celebrity at your favorite local coffee shop. We’re excited about this news because it means our habitat restoration efforts are working. Read more from Orange County Coastkeeper.


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