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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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% […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Hi, As we’ve seen from devastating events all over the world (notably in the United States and Australia), responsible water conservation is more critical than ever to protect the planet from catastrophic droughts and wildfires. With that in mind, may I ask you to add the following list to your site, Activist Corner, which already […]

Read More

As follow-up to the January EPA Tools & Resources Webinar on EnviroAtlas, EPA’s Office of Research and Development will provide a more in-depth training webinar on EnviroAtlas. Register and join the webinar. How do environmental managers and public health officials identify the benefits that local forests, parks, wetlands and other natural areas provide to their […]

Read More

Robin Carr, Landis Communications, Save the Redwoods League Redwoods play a key role in the state’s fight against climate change by storing more carbon per acre than any other forest type in the world SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (February 26, 2020) — As California lawmakers negotiate the details of a climate resilience bond to bring before […]

Read More

The Nature Conservancy is relaunching the California Salmon Snapshots website as the State of Salmon in California website. The website still provides the most complete, updated numbers of salmon and steelhead returning to our California rivers – but the information is now presented in a more modern and easy-to-navigate interface. With data compiled from the […]

Read More

WHEREAS, the County of Maui’s Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility has for decades used injection wells to dispose of its treated wastewater, sending millions of gallons a day of polluted water into the ocean just offshore of Kahekili Beach; and WHEREAS, peer-reviewed government and university scientific studies, as well as decades of direct kama‘āina experience, have […]

Read More

California River Watch joined dozens of other statewide environmental organizations providing comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to not gut or reduce the standards of protection for pollutants that are released into the atmosphere from coal and other steam generating sources. These releases create unhealthy levels of air pollutants and, in addition, […]

Read More

Our organization, California River Watch, signed on to a letter distributed by Clean Water Action (Jennifer Clary) to the EPA to not gut protections prohibiting dumping coal ash wastewater into US waters and instead strengthening limits for scrubber sludge discharges to control bromide and other pollutants. You can review the letter below. Larry January 21, […]

Read More

The State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights (Division) has released an interactive GIS web map for representing Fully Appropriated Stream Systems (FASS) in California. The web map provides access to FASS and related information, including seasonal limitations, court references, and Board decisions all in one place and within a geospatial context. The […]

Read More