Posts with the category ‘Flows for Fish’


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…


#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…


From Sierra to Sea: Bringing the Mountain Perspective to Coastkeeper Alliance

In my first few weeks as a Policy Analyst with California Coastkeeper Alliance, I have been amazed by the range and scale of problems facing the state. Getting up to speed on the issues confronting coastal watersheds and communities, I am struck by both the commonalities and differences with the issues I faced upstream as an AmeriCorps member this past year at Sierra Streams Institute…. 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…


Smart Investments Can Help Us Win Upstream Battle

California faces a daunting and fundamental challenge with respect to many of its rivers and streams. Most don’t have nearly enough water flowing through them. Some are completely dried up and others are too shallow and warm to support fish and wildlife or popular activities like rafting and paddling. As we look ahead to a hotter and dryer future, it is essential that we use every… Read More…


With Millions of Bond Dollars Earmarked for River Restoration, New Tool Will Help Maximize Return on Investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2016 Media Contact: Konrad Fisher, Klamath Riverkeeper (530-921-9660, *protected email*) Bruce Aylward, AMP Insights (541-480-5694, *protected email*) (San Francisco, CA) ― As millions of dollars are being spent to restore California’s rivers and salmon, California Coastkeeper Alliance and Klamath Riverkeeper have released a report to help improve investments in projects to increase stream and river flows. Ecosystem Economics and AMP Insights carried… Read More…


McKinleyville Ace Hardware Illegally Fills, Drains Seasonal Wetland

During the summer of 2015, owners of the new McKinleyville Ace Hardware on Central Avenue illegally filled wetlands with gravel for a parking lot in violation of the Clean Water Act and Humboldt County ordinance. After winter rains turned much of the area into its usual condition – a seasonal duck pond – insult was added to injury when the wetlands were illegally drained into… Read More…


Freeing the Klamath

Wild and free by 2020! In April 2016, after more than ten years of advocacy, litigation, and negotiation, Klamath Riverkeeper celebrated the adoption of an agreement to un-dam the Klamath River by 2020. EcoNews featured the victory, the largest dam removal and salmon restoration project in history, in its June/July summer issue.  More than 60,000 Klamath River salmon died in 2002 after the federal government ignored… Read More…


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