Posts with the category ‘Press Releases’


Yuba Riverkeeper Response to Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis

The South Yuba River Citizens League, parent organization of the Yuba Riverkeeper, released the following statement on February 13, 2017 regarding the threat posed by the Oroville Dam Spillway. Yuba Riverkeeper is monitoring the situation and regular updates on the crisis can be found on their website here.    The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) commends all the public safety officials who responded quickly and… Read More…


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…


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…


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…


State Water Board Report Shows Safe Direct Potable Reuse for Recycled Water is Possible

October 4, 2016 — On September 8, the State Water Resources Control Board released a draft report stating that regulations for direct potable reuse are feasible. Los Angeles Waterkeeper says the creation of these regulations need to be a high priority for the State Water Board as direct potable reuse is the key to building a drought-proof, sustainable water supply for Los Angeles. Direct potable reuse is the addition… Read More…


Ventura Coastkeeper Sends Delegation to Support Standing Rock Sioux Nation

On September 7, Wishtoyo Foundation and its Ventura Coastkeeper Program sent a delegation of Chumash representatives and intertribal allies to support the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their historic “Water is Life” movement to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The proposed $3.8 billion DAPL will run underground beneath the Missouri River, the sole source of water for the adjacent Standing Rock Sioux… 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…


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…


Businesses Celebrate Beautiful, Water-Wise California Natives

Media Contact: Sara Aminzadeh (415-794-8422) 08/11/2015 As summer heats up, and thirsty lawns and exotic flowerbeds wilt and brown, California Coastkeeper Alliance and California Waterkeepers are joining forces with Blue Business Council Members and 1% For The Planet to celebrate California’s beautiful native plants, and other plants that naturally thrive in our arid climate. The groups’ Drought without the Drab campaign highlights water wise landscapes… Read More…


Santa Barbara Channelkeeper Statement on May 19 Oil Spill at Refugio

In the wake of today’s oil spill, where a pipeline ruptured and spilled an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil at Refugio State Beach, the local environmental watchdog organization Santa Barbara Channelkeeper issued the following statement: “Channelkeeper is sickened to learn of the oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel and is extremely concerned about its inevitable impacts on water quality and marine life. We will… Read More…


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