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”

Sample Action Emails to Support Clean Water Rule

Sample action emails Newsclips for sharing on social media ● EPA to scale back WOTUS definition — document https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060108967 ● EPA’S NEW WATER RULE WILL GUT THE CLEAN WATER ACT https://theintercept.com/2018/12/07/epas-new-water-rule-will-gut-the-clean-water-act/ ● TRUMP’S ATTACK ON THE CLEAN WATER ACT WILL FUEL DESTRUCTIVE PIPELINE BOOM https://theintercept.com/2018/12/09/clean-water-act-regulations/ ● EPA to roll back protections in rewrite of Obama-era … Continue reading “Sample Action Emails to Support Clean Water Rule”

Request for Temperatures of the Russian River

SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — The Russian River Watershed Association is asking the public to help take the temperature of water in the Russian River and its tributaries. The watershed spanning more than 1,400 miles is a popular tourist destination as well as the habitat for dozens of species. The river has gotten warmer and … Continue reading “Request for Temperatures of the Russian River”

New from Maven: Groundwater Exchange

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 “New from Maven: Groundwater Exchange”

Public Comment on “Water Fix”

To All, Here is an opportunity to comment on the environmental report called the “Water Fix”.  However, it may not “fix” the water now or in time of drought but be instead a give-away to large water purveyors beside impacting fisheries along with other environmental  harms. Read the document using the link below to learn … Continue reading “Public Comment on “Water Fix””