Action for Clean Water: Tell Your Senator to support AB 756

To All, According to a federal study, California has the most known detections of toxic PFAS chemicals in the nation. But that study only looked for very high levels of a mere six chemicals in a family of 5000. Protecting the public from toxic PFAS chemicals will require having a true understanding of PFAS in … Continue reading “Action for Clean Water: Tell Your Senator to support AB 756”

Guide to CA Water Rights for Small Water Users

Issues with and confusion about water rights & wrongs in California is something that often comes up in much of the in stream restoration work we do, whether in montane meadows, salmonid streams or riparian rangelands, thus I thought some of you would find this new Guide to CA Water Rights for Small Water Users … Continue reading “Guide to CA Water Rights for Small Water Users”

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Regulating Perchlorate in Drinking Water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public input on a range of options regarding the regulation of perchlorate in public drinking water systems. The agency is seeking comment on a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for perchlorate to establish a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) … Continue reading “OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Regulating Perchlorate in Drinking Water”

Water Boards Seeking Information on Streams and Watersheds

To all, The California State Water Board is seeking information on watershed and streams so if you can help, there is a link below that will take you to where you can input the information. Thank you. Larry, CRW Web Manager The Healthy Watersheds Partnership is conducting a literature review so we can create a … Continue reading “Water Boards Seeking Information on Streams and Watersheds”

MARINE PROTECTED AREA MONITORING WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE

To All, This is a message from the California Ocean Protection Council,California Academy of Sciences, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife with opportunities for activists to engage in water protection activities. –Larry Citizen science – the involvement of non-scientists in the production of scientific knowledge – can generate biodiversity data at spatial and … Continue reading “MARINE PROTECTED AREA MONITORING WITH CITIZEN SCIENCE”

Groundwater Exchange: Information for Activists

Dear Readers, I am pleased to announce the launch of a new platform, the Groundwater Exchange, the latest website in my growing library of online resources for the water sector in the west. I hope those of you working to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act will find this a useful resource. It has been … Continue reading “Groundwater Exchange: Information for Activists”

Action to Protest Trump Downgrading Clean Water for People and Fish

The future of the Clean Water Rule is in our hands The EPA wants to reduce protections for headwater streams. Stand up for clean water today! To act, send a letter by going to Trout Unlimited website. Whether you fish or just simply understand the value of clean water, there is no law more important … Continue reading “Action to Protest Trump Downgrading Clean Water for People and Fish”

Challenges to Rollback of Clean Water Act Definition

This article offers some hope but many comment letters are needed from activists and organizations. Jane Rollback of clean water rules unveiled. Environmental groups and many states are expected to challenge Trump’s proposal. ACTING Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler said the proposal would not affect California, but experts disagreed, saying state agencies don’t have … Continue reading “Challenges to Rollback of Clean Water Act Definition”

CLEAN WATER ACT

EPA to scale back WOTUS definition — document Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporterGreenwire: December 6, 2018 The Trump administration will propose to severely restrict the number of wetlands and waterways covered by the Clean Water Act in an announcement expected next week. The proposed new definition of “waters of the U.S.,” or WOTUS, will erase federal … Continue reading “CLEAN WATER ACT”