CCKA’s Solution to Microplastic Pollution

Scientists have found microplastics in nearly every place they’ve looked, including pristine mountain springs, the arctic, and even human blood. These tiny pollutants come from a variety of sources: bits… Read More…


Making Communities Whole From Water Quality Pollution Violations Through Community Restoration Funding

Fifty years ago, the federal government passed the Clean Water Act to clean up the nation’s rivers, lakes, and oceans, many of which were polluted to dangerous levels. Here in… Read More…


50 Years Later, It’s Time to Modernize California’s Clean Water Program

Fifty years ago, the federal Clean Water Act passed with the goal of cleaning up all of the nation’s waterways by the mid-1980s. Since then, California has made significant progress… Read More…


All California Communities Deserve Access to Swimmable, Fishable, and Drinkable Waters

Written by Hannah Carroll, CCKA Undergraduate Intern from University of Southern California Environmental justice refers to efforts to extinguish the inequality faced by communities surrounding environmental policies; since the 1980s,… Read More…


Unregulated Cattle Grazing is Polluting Our Waters

In California, grazing is a clean water nightmare. Poorly managed cattle operations damage vegetation along waterfronts, destabilizing riverbanks and increasing the amount of sediment in the water. Even worse, cow… Read More…


Let’s Keep Freshwater Fresh in California’s 30×30 Initiative

Photo by David Brossard In October of 2020, Governor Newsom signed an Executive Order directing the California government to protect the state’s biodiversity and conserve 30 percent of lands and… Read More…


CCKA’s 2022 Priorities for Swimmable, Fishable, Drinkable Waters

January is traditionally a time to set goals for the upcoming year – and California Coastkeeper Alliance has big plans for 2022. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of… Read More…


Introducing CCKA’s New Policy Analyst: Cody Phillips

I am thrilled to join California Coastkeeper Alliance as its new Policy Analyst. I grew up in Southern California where my love for the outdoors made it clear to me… Read More…


CCKA’s Top 10 Achievements in 2021

There’s no doubt that 2021 was another challenging year for society, but we have also made progress toward a brighter future. The same sentiment holds true for the environmental movement…. Read More…


What’s Killing Bees?

Written by Isabel Klein, undergraduate intern from University of Southern California Environmental Studies Program It should come as no surprise that insecticides were designed to kill insects. Neonicotinoids, whose chemical… Read More…


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