Russian River Estuary/Low Flow Meeting, May 15, Monte Rio

Hi River Lovers! There is a very important meeting this Monday night (May 15th) on the Estuary Project at the Monte Rio Community Center from 6 pm to 7:30.  Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA) will give updates on their studies.  Supervisor Hopkins will also be there and the meeting will include time for public comment.  … Continue reading “Russian River Estuary/Low Flow Meeting, May 15, Monte Rio”

Activist Corner awarded for being in the top 75 Activist’s Blogs

To All, Our CRW website’s blogging spot called Activist Corner received an award for being in the top 75 Activist’s blogs in the world (the internet world).   They sent us a logo to feature on our site if we prefer.  It looks like this: You can click on the link below to view the whole … Continue reading “Activist Corner awarded for being in the top 75 Activist’s Blogs”

Logging for Water

Will Parrish, 2016 The day after an unseasonal June rain swelled the streams of the northern Sierra Nevada, Marily Woodhouse steered her 2003 Dodge Dakota through 65 miles of winding mountain roads near Mount Lassen. Woodhouse first traversed the area on horseback shortly after moving here 25 years ago. Back then, the land was lush with life, and its towering conifer forests … Continue reading “Logging for Water”

Clean Water Act Protections

The Waters of the United States rule affects every tributary of every stream related to an external drainage system, including wetlands, in the whole US.  I don’t see how EPA can roll it back — at least not without submitting the proposal to review it to public comment!    The rule was created by EPA AND the Army … Continue reading “Clean Water Act Protections”

California should take lead on wetlands protections

From SF Chonicle March 12, 2017 Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Botanist, Rhiannon Korhummel, (left) and Biologist Stephanie Freed, with WRA Environmental Consultants assess the quality of the wetlands habitat neat the Sears Point Restoration site on the edge of San Pablo Bay in Novato, California on Tues. April 19, 2016. When the president made … Continue reading “California should take lead on wetlands protections”

Waters of the US Rule in Jeopardy

Trump to sign WOTUS order on Tuesday By Annie Snider and Jenny Hopkinson, POLITICO Pro 02/27/2017 05:54 PM EDT President Trump will sign an executive order tomorrow afternoon beginning the process of unwinding the Obama administration’s controversial Waters of the U.S. rule, according to an agricultural industry source. Trump vowed during the campaign to eliminate “some of our … Continue reading “Waters of the US Rule in Jeopardy”

Your Input for the California Water Plan

To All, This is a message from DPR on getting public input to help shape the California Water Plan. Larry Do you have opinions about sustainable water management in California? Here is your opportunity to have your say and help shape the state’s overall water planning document. From the Department of Water Resources: The Department … Continue reading “Your Input for the California Water Plan”

Clean River Alliance’s New Year’s Message

January 1, 2017 Dear friends, Now that we are in a new year and we ready ourselves for the work of 2017 it only makes sense to peek back into the past twelve months and add up our totally grass-roots, all-volunteer accomplishments. This year, over 550 volunteers have removed 155,510 pounds of garbage from the … Continue reading “Clean River Alliance’s New Year’s Message”

River Watch’s 20th Year Celebration

On October 22, California River Watch celebrated its 20th year in being a citizen activist environmental organization to protect the waters of U.S. in Northern California and now all of California. At the celebration, an award was given to Alan Levine who has been actively protecting forests and watersheds locally, regionally and statewide. Alan Levine … Continue reading “River Watch’s 20th Year Celebration”

Symposium: Restoring fluvial process and ecology below dams, Dec. 3, 9-1 pm

You are invited to the 12th Annual Berkeley River Restoration Symposium Saturday 03 December 9a-1p, Rm 112 Wurster Hall. This year’s symposium features a keynote talk by Scott McBain on ‘Restoring fluvial process and ecology below dams: lessons over two decades’, along with presentations of original graduate student research on a variety of topics, and … Continue reading “Symposium: Restoring fluvial process and ecology below dams, Dec. 3, 9-1 pm”