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2020 in Review: Progress in a Challenging Year

This year has presented many challenges – for our organization, our staff, and our society. Despite this, California Coastkeeper Alliance has made real progress toward swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters… Read More…


Holding California Accountable to Protect and Restore the Quality of our Waterways for Every Californian

California Coastkeeper Alliance has released its Strategic Plan containing 57 recommendations that the California Legislature, Governor, and the State and Regional Water Boards can take to improve the overall governance… Read More…


Deterring Pollution is Critical in Achieving Drinkable, Swimmable and Fishable Waterways

Enforcement of California’s foundational environmental laws is a cornerstone to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations aimed at securing access to swimmable, drinkable and fishable waterways for all Californians…. Read More…


Time to Celebrate the Sea Otter

Sick of 2020 yet? We have just the thing to cheer you up: Sea Otter Week! Did you know the sea otter is the smallest marine mammal in North America?… Read More…


It is Time We Protect Our Marine ‘Hope Spots’

Underwater parks, also called Marine Protected Areas, boost the numbers, size, and diversity of plants and animals living within their protected boundaries. They help safeguard critical ocean habitats and help… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Taking Action – What We’re Doing About Microplastics

In the Bay Area alone, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic – equivalent to about a million pieces each for every man, woman, and child in the Bay Area –… Read More…


Californians Cannot Shelter-in-Place Without Water

In this moment of crisis, we are all understandably concerned for our own loved ones. But we cannot turn our backs on those Californians that for decades have been underserved… Read More…


California Cannot Afford to Suspend Clean Water Laws

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announced a sweeping suspension of environmental protection laws and regulations due to the current COVID-19 crisis. While the severity of this… Read More…


CCKA Establishes Principles to Protect Californians and Our Waterways from Unsustainable Agriculture

California leads the nation as a top agricultural producer and contributor to global food supply. Unfortunately, intensive agricultural activities threaten the very resources upon which they depend, including clean water… Read More…


2019 In Review: Targeted Steps for Big Change

Photo: Shannon Switzer It can be tempting to focus only on the big picture. Eliminating single-use plastic. Sequestering carbon. Preventing sea level rise. But at California Coastkeeper Alliance, we know… Read More…


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