Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


Businesses Are Tired of Dealing with the State’s Crap

At the beginning of the year, many of the state’s sewer systems were overwhelmed by California’s successive torrential downpours. Cities like San Francisco reported that over 115 million gallons of… Read More…


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…


Will California’s New Permit Keep Sewage in our Sewer Systems?

One thing everyone can agree on is that human feces has no place in our waterways. Beyond just the ick factor, the bacteria makes it unsafe for people to drink… 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…


Building a Better Construction Stormwater Permit

Eight years after the 2009 permit expired, the State Water Board has finally adopted a new statewide Construction Stormwater Permit. This permit will require construction sites to prevent stormwater from… 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…


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