Posts with the category ‘Waterkeepers at Work’


Keep Dangerous New Fossil Fuel Pipelines out of the Klamath

Klamath Riverkeeper needs your help to stop the Jordan Cove-Pacific Connector pipeline. Jordan Cove,  a fossil fuel facility proposed by Canadian company Versen, would export over 1 billion cubic feet of fracked gas per day overseas from Coos Bay. The gas would be converted to liquefied natural gas on site at huge energy expense for transport in massive tankers. The project would also require a brand… Read More…


Support SB44 to Clean up Santa Barbara’s Leaking Oil Wells

Senate Bill 44 – the Coastal Oil Well Clean Up and Remediation Act – has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and is now up for consideration by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed and Marine Program Associate, Jenna Driscoll, was at the State Capitol in Sacramento to be an expert witness in support of the Bill, which would cap… Read More…


Celebrating Yuba Riverkeeper at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

One might be surprised to learn that one of the country’s largest environmental film festivals is based in a town of less than 3,000 people. But, in fact, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival has taken place for 15 years in small, historic Nevada City, deep in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. It’s organized each year by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL),… Read More…


Citizen Enforcement Helps Keep Our Water Clean

By Matt O’Malley and Drevet Hunt | Originally published on Voice of San Diego January 27, 2017 Our bay suffers from industrial stormwater pollution. Environmental groups like San Diego Coastkeeper use enforcement to heal it. Today, much of the pollution in San Diego Bay and our rivers and beaches originates at industrial facilities, like A-1 Alloys, the scrap metal facility recently featured in a Voice… Read More…


Dam Watchdogs Needed

Yuba River Waterkeeper – the newest member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance – has launched a critical campaign to protect the Yuba and Bear Rivers from a proposed 110,000 acre-foot reservoir with a 275 foot-tall dam. In a time of record drought and climate change we need creative solutions to address our local water needs, and big, expensive dams are a thing of the past. The Centennial Dam would inundate the… Read More…


You can Join the Clean Water Team

Volunteers like you help California Waterkeepers safeguard our coastlines and waterways from urban runoff, which can have devastating consequences to aquatic communities and human health. Stormwater runoff is the major cause of water pollution in urban areas. When rain falls on our roofs, streets, and parking lots in cities and their suburbs, the water cannot soak into the ground as it naturally should. Stormwater drains through… 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…


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…


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…


#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…


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