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New Report Spotlights Advances and Challenges in Drinking Water Policy

For Californians without access to clean water, the COVID-19 pandemic has only added another layer of stress and struggle. Over 350,000 Californians were estimated to have had their water shut… Read More…


Once-Through Cooling Power Plants: We Must Demand More for California’s Coast

Photo credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times California’s coast is nothing short of iconic. It’s home to one of the most diverse coastal and ocean ecosystems in the… Read More…


California Must Act to Safeguard Water Quality for Federally-Managed Dams

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. Photo: South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper

Photo: Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper California’s Legislature is returning on Monday, May 4th after an unprecedented decision to suspend its activities… Read More…


Lessons Learned from Empowering the Homeless for Cleaner Rivers & Streams

Photo provided by Inland Empire Waterkeeper, as part of its work with the Clean Camp Coalition to improve water quality along the Santa Ana River. In California, over 151,000 people… Read More…


California’s Leadership Prioritizes Clean Water – But Fails to Hold Polluters Accountable

Photo: Humboldt Baykeeper Clean water is fundamental to our health, economy, and way of life – and this isn’t a secret to anyone living in California. California led the nation… Read More…


Inspiring Action: The 2020 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Each year, thousands of people travel through the Sierra foothills to reach Nevada City and Grass Valley for the South Yuba River Citizen League (SYRCL – also known as the… Read More…


2019 Legislative Victories & Vetoes for California Water

With the deadline passed for Governor Newsom to sign and veto bills, the 2019 Legislative Session has officially come to a close. CCKA worked with its partners throughout the year… Read More…


Toxicity Testing: A Chance to Protect California’s Fish & River Ecosystems

Metals, chemicals, pesticides, among other processed materials have built our modern world, but also contaminate our landscapes and waterways. The combined impacts of toxic pollution threaten California waters and aquatic… Read More…


Oppose: Unnecessary Clean Water Act Permit Extensions

Wastewater infrastructure needs serious attention and overhaul throughout California. Our waterways and communities are plagued with millions of gallons of raw, untreated sewage that are dumped into California waterways each… Read More…


Swimmable California Day is July 25!

In California, our water defines us. Over 25 million people live near California’s coast, while millions more live near streams, creeks, and lakes. The state’s main economic sectors – coastal… Read More…


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