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CCKA’s 2023 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable and Drinkable Waters for ALL Californians

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2023! We made significant achievements in 2022, meaning it… Read More…


Drought to Flood: What to do about California’s New Normal? Part 3: Protect and Replenish Groundwater

As California gets hit with its second atmospheric river in a week, California Coastkeeper Alliance is reflecting on how the state can better prepare for wild swings between drought and… Read More…


Drought to Flood: What to do about California’s New Normal? Part 2: Stormwater Capture

California is getting hit with its second atmospheric river in a week, and California Coastkeeper Alliance is reflecting on how the state can better prepare for wild swings between drought… Read More…


Drought to Flood: What to do about California’s New Normal? Part 1: Floodplain Restoration

California is starting off the new year with a bang, as an atmospheric river pummels the state with flooding rains, damaging winds, and significant mountain snowfall. After years of intense… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2022

California Coastkeeper Alliance accomplished a lot for clean water in 2022 – successfully wrapping up years-long projects like the fight against a harmful desalination plant on the Orange County coast,… Read More…


The Clean Water Act Turns 50

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, landmark legislation with a lofty goal to “restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s… Read More…


California releases commercial, industrial and institutional stormwater permit in response to groups’ lawsuit challenging the need to address unregulated stormwater pollution in Los Angeles

Contact: Jeff Odefey, American Rivers, 415.589.0642,  Becky Hammer, Natural Resources Defense Council, 202.513.6254,     Bruce Reznik, Los Angeles Waterkeeper, (619) 851-9997,   Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance 949-291-3401, [email protected] LOS… Read More…


Waterkeepers’ ‘Forever Chemicals’ Monitoring Project

In June, California Coastkeeper had the privilege of participating in a PFAS Monitoring Project, one of the country’s largest PFAS surface water contamination data projects yet. But what does PFAS… Read More…


Making Communities Whole From Water Quality Pollution Violations Through Community Restoration Funding

Fifty years ago, the federal government passed the Clean Water Act to clean up the nation’s rivers, lakes, and oceans, many of which were polluted to dangerous levels. Here in… Read More…


50 Years Later, It’s Time to Modernize California’s Clean Water Program

Fifty years ago, the federal Clean Water Act passed with the goal of cleaning up all of the nation’s waterways by the mid-1980s. Since then, California has made significant progress… Read More…


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