Posts with the category ‘Drought & Water Conservation’


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Amid Continuing Drought, Environmental & Environmental Justice Groups Applaud Introduction of SB 1298

Hertzberg bill will make it easier for local governments and agencies to treat and reuse stormwater, incentivize water conservation, and assist low income water users June 14, 2016 – With California’s historic drought still ongoing, State Senator Robert M. Hertzberg yesterday introduced SB 1298 (“Sustainable Funding for Local Water Agencies Act”), which if passed will gives cities, counties and local water agencies broader authority to… Read More…


Orange County Coastkeeper Supports Low Water Use SmartScapes

The SmartScape Program promotes resource-efficient landscaping that features drought-tolerant plant design, cutting-edge technology and sustainable landscape management practices. If you are just starting with your landscape conversion Coastkeeper is ready to help. We have all the information you need on: What rebates and incentives you may qualify for How to convert your water thirsty landscape to a SmartScape How to maintain it after you do. Read… Read More…


There is a cheaper, better way to manage our water supply

Despite December’s onslaught of El Niño rains, the vast majority of our region’s water suppliers missed state-mandated conservation targets–for a second month in a row. In this new year, still firmly gripped by the worst drought in our state’s history, we cannot settle for this indifference and lose the progress we made in meeting conservation targets. Rather than viewing this drought as a temporary emergency –… Read More…


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