To All, Please advocate for the Southern California Steelhead to be listed as an endangered species. There is a letter below that was sent that you can model after or do your own. Write to the California Fish & Wildlife at: Jonathan.nelson@wildlife.ca.gov As a stream restoration volunteer, the listing of this species as endangered of […]

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Hello All, The Aquatic Pesticide Application Plan (APAP) from the Woodridge Mutual Water and Property Owners Corp., for coverage under the Statewide General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Residual Aquatic Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States from Algae and Aquatic Weed Control Applications, Water Quality Order 2013-0002-DWQ, is available for review […]

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One of the most important videos on fluoride and fluoridation — at least over the past year or so — is an hour-long presentation and Q&A from this past March, hosted by the Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. The presentation is by Professor Christine Till, PhD on her landmark studies looking at fetal and infant fluoride […]

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Built on the powerful Wellntel Water Data Cloud, WaterDrop allows anyone to explore water data, study water balance anywhere in US, or build a sustainability plan where they live. With WaterDrop, you can explore water inputs, like rain and snowfall; you can study the condition of the water supply, like groundwater level and reserves; and, […]

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Very soon Congress will weigh in on whether the federal government should invest in reducing lead in drinking water. The answer is obviously, “yes”. Please take just a couple of minutes to let them know that you support increased federal funding to protect drinking water. Lead service lines are the pipes that connect the large […]

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Urgent Action Alert: Team of Volunteers Needed to Feed Trekkers in 6-Days Click — If you can help. Pachamama, Drawdown, Petition for a new Civilian Conservation Corps Youth Activists’ Trek Is On the Road — Walk Through Sonoma on June 10 & 11 For Fully Funded Civilian Conservation Corps Now! Please come out and support […]

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A reasonably comprehensive overview of groundwater, including some interesting modeling opportunities through U of AZ, Climate Change impacts with a look at potential solutions: This video is one of a series on Water produced by U of AZ. I’ve not watched the entire series, but it may be of use as we work on outreach […]

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Here we go again …. The Farallones “Poison Drop” is coming back before the California Coastal Commission. Richard Charter has created a new video on this, 1 1/2 minutes explaining the whole thing. Please go to Activist Corner to get a link so you can send your comment. Thank you. On May 12, 13, or […]

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This is from Richard Charter, our local and longtime coast protector who Rue, Larry, Kimberly and I have been working with on draft Local Coastal Plan for the last year plus. The consequences of mass poisoning will have long term effects all along our coast. This was done previously with thousands of kills that were […]

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Hi , River’s End reveals California’s complex struggle over who gets fresh water, and shows how moneyed interests game the system. Constant battling over uncertain water supplies heralds an impending crisis—not just in California, but around the world. Do you know where your water comes from? Here is how to get River’s End.

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Chlorpyrifos can harm children’s brains, even in small doses. But it can still legally be sprayed on some of kids’ favorite foods, like apples, peaches and grapes. The European Union, California and Hawai’i have already taken action to BAN this toxic pesticide. It’s time to protect children’s health and get brain-damaging pesticides out of our […]

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Hi friends, As we continue to advance our U.S.-based state and federal youth climate cases, including Juliana v. United States, we wanted to share with you some exciting developments in three of the global cases we support! MexicoWe have been working with Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste (a Mexican non-profit legal organization) since early 2019 in […]

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Hi! Like most people, my family has spent a LOT of time at home over the last several months (and will continue to for the foreseeable future). To stay busy, my husband and I decided to make some home improvements we’ve been putting off, and we decided to focus our efforts on water conservation measures. […]

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Today we salute Roger Hallam, an extraordinary ‘global change maker.’ Roger was a small, successful organic farmer in Wales employing many people. His farm operations were devastated by climate disruption, so he leased out the land, instead becoming a full-time, unfunded climate/ecological activist. He is intelligent, well-educated, brave, forceful, clever, highly principled individual, not satisfied […]

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In case you missed this honor for “one of our own” …. (two of our own, in fact). Chris Poehlmann and Rick Coates received well deserved recognition and an award for their many years of service. On behalf of the trees “Thanks Chris and Rick!”. Awards Happy 2021 … be safe, stay well.Rue

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Brock Dolman is a biologist and systems thinker. He is the co-founder of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center—one of the first permaculture education centers in North America. In this episode, Brock colorfully muralizes the concept of regenerative hydration. By connecting practices like rainwater, greywater, and fog harvesting, with conceptual tools like water budgets and unorthodox […]

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Chris; The EPA’s 12/15 webinar on “How’s My Waterway?” was recorded and is now available, below. Some takeaways: ~ provides a comprehensive view of (entire) watercourses and water quality (only point sources shown at this time);~ designed for public use, tool is user-friendly and works well on mobile devices;~ data has been pulled from community, […]

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Hi Ya’ll, I wanted to share with you this super interesting, thought-provoking, intriguing on competition vs., cooperation arguments and ultimately a deeper offering on the recognition of Forests as Wholes. It is a wonderful wide ranging biopic in many ways on the Bioneering work of Dr. Suzanne Simard. Several years ago I had the honor […]

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Hi all,I listened to the last, great zoom meeting which set my brain ablaze with a year’s worth of mulling things over. Overall I think we need to zoom way out for a bit then come back in to the details of ‘now what!’ One of the zoomed out pictures I encountered was that 99% […]

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First, it’s past time we see that there is NOTHING sustainable about Industrial forestry – not environmentally, economically or socially. Let me elaborate with comments and questions. Industrial forestry management is predicated upon the totally mistaken premise – we can ‘improve’ Nature. We can’t! We can only live in harmony with all her evolutionary, symbiotic, […]

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To All, I attended the totally remote annual convening of the state-wide NGO Groundwater Collaborative. This is a short report highlighting what I believe are the most important things I learned and the new resources available to those of us who are tracking and seeking to influence local development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs). This […]

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Thank you for registering and/or participating in the April 28 EPA EnviroAtlas Training webinar. The webinar recording is now posted for viewing for those of you that missed the training or want to view it again. Since we didn’t have time to get through all of the questions during the webinar, attached is a Q&A […]

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If you have a minute … add your voice. Below is an easy link … or find your own way to be heard. stay safe, be well.Rue Addup campaign on Clean Water For All Act. You can use this site to contact your person in Congress.https://addup.sierraclub.org/campaigns/stop-the-trump-admin-from-stripping-protections-for-our-waters This AddUp supports Representative Peter DeFazio and Representative Grace […]

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AB 3279 was amended in the Assembly Appropriations committee, but those amendments do not address concerns and we remain opposed along with other enviro and EJ organizations. The bill will be up on the floor this week. It contains a bad cost-shifting provision that only allows plaintiffs to prepare the CEQA administrative record if the […]

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