Posts with the category ‘Trash’


Give a Shuck for our Oceans

June 8th is World Oceans Day, an international celebration of our oceans where people all over the world collaborate to make the future of our oceans better. This year’s focus is on plastic pollution and solutions to marine litter, an important theme in California. California was the first state in the nation to adopt a statewide plastic bag ban – something we continue to defend as… Read More…


How to be a Green Beach Bum

What’s summer without weekends on the water? Whether you’re heading to an alpine lake, a rushing river, or the ocean, California has endless shorelines to explore. There’s nothing like a day at the beach! Millions of Californians and tourists head outside every summer, and all of those visits can have harmful impacts on fragile aquatic ecosystems. Follow these tips to do your part to keep our… Read More…


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…


Russian Riverkeeper Takes out The Trash

Many of California’s waterways are choked with trash that eventually ends up in the ocean. Once in the water, trash breaks down into smaller pieces that can persist in the environment for decades, polluting the water and harming fish and animals that mistake it for food. Russian Riverkeeper is tackling this problem by partnering with Clean River Alliance to remove dangerous debris before winter storms push it… 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…


Ban the Bag: Vote Yes on Prop 67

Plastic bags trash our environment and our oceans. Put an end to this harmful pollution by voting yes on Prop 67 at the polls this November. Over 150 local communities – including large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles – have banned plastic bags to protect our precious habitat and $39 billion coastal economy. In 2014, the Legislature responded to the overwhelming public support and proven success of… 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 Aquathon

Dive in 9/17 at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s first ever Santa Barbara Aquathon at Leadbetter Beach! Get ready to swim, paddle or surf (if you’re a grom!) for clean water. Register today! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport, on-the-water event will bring the Santa Barbara community together to raise awareness and funds to protect and restore our beloved ocean.


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