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…


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…


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