A Series on California’s Water Can be Seen on Website

FYI…BrockCalifornia’s Water: An Overview “California’s Water” is a multi-part series for public television produced by Huell Howser and underwritten by members of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA). The series explores California’s water resources and the complex system of natural and man-made features that has allowed growing communities, productive farms, industry and ecosystems to … Continue reading “A Series on California’s Water Can be Seen on Website”

Update on Fisheries Act–S.1255

To All Clean Water Network Members: This past week, Senator Schumer of New York introduced S. 1255, the “Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act,” a companion bill to HR 1584, introduced in late March by Representative Frank Pallone (NJ-6th). Our friends at the Pew Environment Group are asking conservation organizations to sign-on to the letter copied below,  which requests that Senators OPPOSE this … Continue reading “Update on Fisheries Act–S.1255”

Two Beaches Along Russian River Reported Unsafe

FYI, Two beaches in Russian River area reported unsafe High bacteria counts bring swim warnings by Frank Robertson Sonoma West Staff Writer Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 2:48 PM PDT GUERNEVILLE – Russian River bacteria counts have been coming up higher than normal this summer at some River beaches that are being routinely tested to … Continue reading “Two Beaches Along Russian River Reported Unsafe”

It’s Time to Learn From Frogs

June 28, 2009 By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Some of the first eerie signs of a potential health catastrophe came as bizarre deformities in water animals, often in their sexual organs. Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians began to sprout extra legs. In heavily polluted Lake Apopka, one of the largest lakes in Florida, male alligators developed … Continue reading “It’s Time to Learn From Frogs”

Study: Pesticide Mixtures, Endocrine Disruption, and Amphibian Declines: Are We Underestimating the Impact?

Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 114, Supplement 1, April 2006 Tyrone B. Hayes, Paola Case, Sarah Chui, Duc Chung, Cathryn Haeffele, Kelly Haston, Melissa Lee, Vien Phoung Mai, Youssra Marjuoa, John Parker, and Mable Tsui Laboratory for Integrative Studies in Amphibian Biology, Department of Integrative Biology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Group in Endocrinology, and Energy and … Continue reading “Study: Pesticide Mixtures, Endocrine Disruption, and Amphibian Declines: Are We Underestimating the Impact?”

Clean Water Network’s Update on Capitol Hill

News from Capitol Hill Thanks to the hard work of so many Clean Water Network members, the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is taking a giant leap forward by considering critical clean water legislation tomorrow! Tomorrow, June 18 at 9:30 AM, the EPW Committee will mark up (vote on)  and consider a number of … Continue reading “Clean Water Network’s Update on Capitol Hill”

Photo Project to Document Invasive Plant Growth and Other Low Flow Related Problems

I don’t think that the reality of what we are in for has hit home with people yet. SCWA is determined to keep the flow as low as possible to see what will happen. Next year they will aim to make it permanent at the behest of NMFS and the Biological Opinion. It is our … Continue reading “Photo Project to Document Invasive Plant Growth and Other Low Flow Related Problems”

Clean Water Act Alert

Finally, after years of delay, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is going to mark up (vote on) a compromise version of the Clean Water Restoration Act (S. 787) THIS Thursday, June 18. This is an all-hands-on-deck alert! We need your help to make sure our Senators know how critically important it is … Continue reading “Clean Water Act Alert”

Petaluma Concerned about Asphalt Plant Proposed facility would operate round the clock; residents worry about environmental impacts

Paul Payne, Press Democrat, August 14, 2008 Plans for a 24-hour asphalt plant along the Petaluma River upstream from Schollenberger Park are drawing fire from environmentalists concerned the facility might drive off wildlife and bring noise, water pollution and unwanted smells. Dutra Materials of San Rafael is proposing the 38-acre plant at Haystack Landing on … Continue reading “Petaluma Concerned about Asphalt Plant Proposed facility would operate round the clock; residents worry about environmental impacts”

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Reversed their Previous Straw Vote and Voted 3-2 against Dutra’s Asphalt Plant Proposal!

Supervisors Zane, Carrillo & Brown voted against (Kerns & Kelly for) June 9, 2009 The Dutra Asphalt Plant hearing before the Board of Supervisors went on until 7:00 p.m. into the evening. Valerie Brown was the first to speak when it was time for the Board to express their opinions (following public testimony). I have … Continue reading “The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Reversed their Previous Straw Vote and Voted 3-2 against Dutra’s Asphalt Plant Proposal!”