California’s Newest Line of Defense to Sea Level Rise

Among the countless items included in the $200-billion state budget that Legislators passed last week was a small but meaningful allocation that will make our state more resilient to rising… Read More…


California Waterkeepers Featured in Vanity Fair

Photo by Daniel Mansson With the federal government dismantling clean water and coastal protections, our work is more urgent than ever. We are proud to have been featured alongside our… Read More…


An Invisible Threat to California Waters

California has led efforts to reduce the flow of plastics to our waterways. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first statewide plastic bag ban. In January 2016, the… Read More…


A Call to #CALeg Action on Water in 2018

Our state has led the resistance in many respects. Faced with a wholesale dismantling of the civil rights and environmental laws and policies, California leaders at all levels of government… Read More…


Join the California Coastkeeper Team as our New Policy Analyst!

This position has closed. Job Announcement: Policy Analyst California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) unites local Waterkeeper organizations to advocate for swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters throughout California. CCKA and Waterkeepers work… Read More…


Press Release: Businesses Unite to Defend West Coast Against Offshore Drilling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mark Christy, Hobie Sports *protected email*, 949-235-2538 / Noah Oppenheim, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, *protected email*, 207-233-0400 Sacramento, CA – One month after the… Read More…


‘Ocean-First’ Business Model Helps Reduce Plastic Pollution

Since its launch in 2014, California Coastkeeper Alliance’s Blue Business Council has become an effective platform for amplifying and unifying a business voice to advocate for clean water and a… Read More…


Forging Progress for California Waters in Challenging Times

Artwork generously donated by 3 Fish Studios   2017 was a year of unprecedented challenge for our organizations. We faced an onslaught of anti-environment, pro-industry policy changes, cabinet appointments, and… Read More…


Improving Enforcement to Hold Polluters Accountable

Enforcement database tool helps California Waterkeepers map industrial pollution hotspots in San Diego   The State Water Board’s job is to keep California’s coast, bays, and rivers clean and safe… Read More…


River Defenders File Lawsuit to Protect California’s Waterways

Last November, a coalition of river defenders including San Diego Coastkeeper and Los Angeles Waterkeeper filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the State Water Resources Control Board to recognize California’s… Read More…


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