Governor Newsom: It’s Time California Invests Clean Water Funds Back to Communities of Color

It is long past due for California to invest resources back into our communities most harmed by water quality pollution – communities predominately of color. According to the state, Black,… Read More…


California, What Happened to Every Human Being Has the Right to Safe, Clean Water?

Is California serious about racial equity and the belief that every human being has the right to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water? Or is it just lip-service for political… Read More…


It is Time for California to Address Harmful Algal Blooms

A single cell of Microcystis algae is only a few microns across, smaller than the width of your average strand of human hair. But don’t underestimate them. Every summer when… Read More…


Fishable Waters for All? You Can’t Fish in Dry Rivers

The Scott and Shasta Rivers were once some of the most productive salmon habitats in the Western United States. The Scott River’s incredible gravel beds and meandering flows were perfect… Read More…


Improving Access to Inland Waterways

California boasts a myriad of iconic outdoor places – Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and Big Sur State Park – to name a few. But outdoor spaces closer to home… Read More…


Challenging the County of Sonoma to Protect Public Trust Resources

Last month, we told you about the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approval of a revised groundwater well construction and drilling ordinance intended to protect local streams and creeks, and… Read More…


Who’s Not Paying Their Fair Share for Water?

Water utilities need to be prepared to meet the highest possible demand for water on any given day. This means that utilities are required to constantly invest in infrastructure like… Read More…


Will Sonoma’s New Groundwater Ordinance Protect Salmon?

On April 18, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a revised groundwater well construction and drilling ordinance that aims to protect local streams and creeks from drying up and… Read More…


Our Highways Are Killing Salmon

For over 20 years, researchers in the Puget Sound area have seen a connection between stormwater running off highways and salmon deaths. Previously known as the “coho mortality phenomenon” or… Read More…


Keeping Sewage Out of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Following a successful enforcement action by California Coastkeeper Alliance, Sacramento County is now required to repair its outdated sewage system, which has caused multiple sewage overflows over recent years. Sewer… Read More…


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