It is Time We Protect Our Marine ‘Hope Spots’

Underwater parks, also called Marine Protected Areas, boost the numbers, size, and diversity of plants and animals living within their protected boundaries. They help safeguard critical ocean habitats and help… Read More…


California Must Act to Safeguard Water Quality for Federally-Managed Dams

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

Photo: Englebright Dam on the Yuba River. South Yuba River Citizens League/Yuba River Waterkeeper California’s Legislature is returning on Monday, May 4th after an unprecedented decision to suspend its activities… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Taking Action – What We’re Doing About Microplastics

In the Bay Area alone, seven trillion tiny pieces of plastic – equivalent to about a million pieces each for every man, woman, and child in the Bay Area –… Read More…


Trump’s EPA Is Not Enforcing Our Clean Water Laws

Less than one month ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a stay on its Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program in apparent response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Among… Read More…


Is Your Government Really Protecting Your Drinking Water?

Studies show that much of our drinking water supply both within California and nationwide is contaminated. Weed killers, industrial solvents, refrigerants, perchlorate (a component of rocket fuel), illicit drugs, and… Read More…


Ten Tips for Water Stewardship While Sheltering in Place

April is Earth Month, and here at California Coastkeeper Alliance that means celebrating and protecting all things water. Although most of us are sheltering in place, you might be looking… Read More…


Californians Cannot Shelter-in-Place Without Water

In this moment of crisis, we are all understandably concerned for our own loved ones. But we cannot turn our backs on those Californians that for decades have been underserved… Read More…


California Cannot Afford to Suspend Clean Water Laws

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) announced a sweeping suspension of environmental protection laws and regulations due to the current COVID-19 crisis. While the severity of this… Read More…


CCKA Establishes Principles to Protect Californians and Our Waterways from Unsustainable Agriculture

California leads the nation as a top agricultural producer and contributor to global food supply. Unfortunately, intensive agricultural activities threaten the very resources upon which they depend, including clean water… Read More…


Welcome Erin Clancy to the California Coastkeeper Alliance Team!

To say that I am honored and proud to be joining California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA) as the organization’s new Staff Attorney would be an understatement. Joining the organization is truly… Read More…


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