2021 in Review: California’s Lackluster Legislative Year

California is often seen as a national leader in environmental protection – and after last year’s truncated legislative session due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were hopeful that California would… Read More…


We’re Hiring a Policy Analyst/Policy Manager!

California Coastkeeper Alliance seeks a dynamic policy advocate to represent Waterkeepers in state agency and legislative forums. The Policy Analyst/Policy Manager (depending on experience) will work with the Executive Director… Read More…


Ocean Solutions for Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters

Too often, the ocean is left out of the climate conversation, focusing instead on a land-centric approach to saving our planet. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth, and it… Read More…


A Watershed-Approach to California’s 30×30 Conservation Goals

Photo: Bob Wick, BLM California has committed to conserving 30 percent of its lands and waters by 2030, with a concurrent effort taking place on the national level and by… Read More…


People Over Profits: California Must Protect Our Communities From Construction-Based Pollution

East Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles River bridge construction (1959), Robert Owen Winkler After 12 years since the last Construction General Permit (7 years overdue), the State Water Board has… Read More…


Our Ocean is in Peril: Here’s What We Need to Do

This month, the LA Times ran an in-depth and distrubing expose: “Something is killing grey whales. Is it a sign of oceans in peril?” The piece documents an alarming trend… Read More…


California’s Drought is a Double Threat for Small, Groundwater-Reliant Communities

East Porterville, California received a new water system after wells ran dry in 2014, Florence Low/California Department of Water Resources. Written by Aiden Freeman, CCKA Legal Intern from Lewis &… Read More…


Holding Central Coast Agricultural Polluters Accountable

The State Water Board has accepted our request to review the rules regulating pollution from irrigated agriculture on the Central Coast. The Central Coast is home to approximately 540,000 acres… Read More…


California Coastkeeper Alliance Acquires The Otter Project to Protect the Southern Sea Otter

California Coastkeeper Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have acquired The Otter Project. Formed in 1998 to promote the rapid recovery of the California sea otter, The Otter Project… Read More…


Gardening During Drought

Many of us picked up new hobbies to improve our health and wellbeing during the last year, including connecting with our outdoor space by gardening. Transforming lawns and concrete patios… Read More…


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