Posts with the category ‘Happening Now’


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…


Water Boards: Don’t Give Polluters a Pass with Staffing Gaps

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty and tested the resolve of people, businesses, and governments around the world. The holds true in California, which faces a $54.3 billion budget deficit… Read More…


Outdated Coastal Power Plants Need to Pay Their Full Share

The State Water Board voted on Tuesday to keep four outdated, fossil-fueled power plants operating along California’s coast. This vote followed brief rolling blackouts last month, yet was based on energy… Read More…


CCKA Releases Ten Principles for Healthy & Climate-Resilient Waterways

Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management California’s waterways play a key role in the health of California’s varied ecosystems and communities. California’s interconnected rivers and streams, however, are threatened… Read More…


PFAS: The ‘Forever Chemical’ in Your Water

Written by Chloe Fross, Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School At issue: On July 9, 2020, the California State Water Board issued an investigative order to sample for… Read More…


Keeping Our Waterways Free from PPE During the Pandemic

Written by Chloe Fross, Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School COVID-19 waste is turning up gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and all forms of vital personal protective equipment (PPE)… Read More…


Keep Your Family & Pets Safe from Harmful Algal Blooms

Every summer, rivers, lakes, and streams across California experience an outbreak in algae blooms, which are often toxic, make people sick, and are deadly for dogs. This past month alone, California… Read More…


Conserve Water to Protect a Swimmable California

Written by Andrew Gard, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis & Clark Law School Saturday, July 25th, is Swimmable California Day! This day celebrates all California rivers, streams, beaches, and swimming… Read More…


California Budget Includes Critical Protections for California’s Rivers & Fish

Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. Photo: South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper

Despite economic uncertainty and a historic statewide deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom has signed a 2020-21 state budget at the end of June that includes a critical… Read More…


Promoting Healthy Soil and Water During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us hunker down and shelter in place these past few months, inspiring a number of new, self-sustaining hobbies such as cooking, baking sourdough… Read More…


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