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A Watershed-Approach to California’s 30×30 Conservation Goals

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM California has committed to conserving 30 percent of its lands and waters by 2030, with a concurrent effort taking place on the national level and by… Read More…


People Over Profits: California Must Protect Our Communities From Construction-Based Pollution

East Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles River bridge construction (1959), Robert Owen Winkler After 12 years since the last Construction General Permit (7 years overdue), the State Water Board has… Read More…


Gardening During Drought

Many of us picked up new hobbies to improve our health and wellbeing during the last year, including connecting with our outdoor space by gardening. Transforming lawns and concrete patios… Read More…


Taking Action with AB 1066 for a Swimmable California

Each year, California celebrates Swimmable California Day on July 25th – a day celebrating all Californians’ right to clean and safe water for swimming, playing, and enjoying. Yet after nearly… Read More…


California’s Unregulated CAFO Problem

What exactly is a ‘CAFO’? CAFO stands for ‘concentrated animal feeding operations’ that house hundreds, sometimes thousands, of livestock in a single location. Unfortunately, livestock produces manure or other waste… Read More…


California Needs to Invest in a Drought-Resilient Future

California’s current water management practices are unsustainable – leaving our rivers overallocated and dry during drought years, and leaving California’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities left to pay the price… Read More…


California’s Drought Emergency

Governor Newsom recently expanded his April 21 drought emergency proclamation to 41 California counties – including the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Tulare Lake watershed, and Klamath River. In total, 30 percent… Read More…


California Takes Action to Protect its Waters & Wetlands

Photo: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), John Ciccarelli Last week, the State Water Board took important action to gap-fill protections for California wetlands and seasonal stream after a recent California… Read More…


California Tourism & Coastal Health Depend on Clean Water

Photo: Dave Hart California is home to an iconic coastline, sprawling beaches, and unique places that attract people and wildlife alike. Surfers brave California’s waves and divers witness the magnificent… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Alliance Introduces Legislation to Tackle Microplastic Pollution

Microplastics, while tiny in size, are not a micro-problem. Microfibers, a form of microplastic pollution, shed from synthetic textiles, including our favorite outdoor and active wear, and are becoming increasingly… Read More…


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