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…


Getting Back to My Water Roots

My passion for all things water began in a typical way: with a formative childhood experience. When I was eight years old, you could find me knee-deep in the creek… Read More…


Wildfire Impacts to Rivers and Streams

In the wake of the seven wildfires that swept across Northern California, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa communities are working to recover. Much of this process is focused on processing the… Read More…


Restaurants Committed to Reducing Wasteful Water Use Practices

The below letter was written to comment on the State Water Board’s proposed policy to prohibit wasteful water use practices. It was written on behalf of hundreds of restaurants across… Read More…


Remembering Tom Lyons

The California Waterkeepers family is deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected and untimely passing of one of our own, Tom Lyons. Tom was a bright, funny, and talented advocate… Read More…


Join the California Coastkeeper Team as our new Program Coordinator!

This position has closed. Job Announcement: Program Coordinator Help us fight for swimmable, fishable, and drinkable waters for California communities and ecosystems! California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) serves as a statewide… Read More…


Press Release: New Rainwater and Recycling Legislation Advances California’s Water Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sean Bothwell, Policy Director, California Coastkeeper Alliance, sbothwell@cacoastkeeper.org, 949.291.3401 Sacramento, CA – On October 6, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 231 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill… Read More…


California Just Untapped a Drought-Resilient Water Supply: Direct Potable Reuse

Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 574 (Quirk-Hayward) into law is the starting pistol for the race to the top. Following California’s drought, a quiet competition is now underway to… Read More…


Hit the Beach for Coastal Cleanup Day

This weekend, put down your folding chair and cooler and head to your local beach with gloves and garbage bags instead because Saturday is Coastal Cleanup Day, California’s largest annual… Read More…


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