Drinkable. Fishable. Swimmable. We fight for clean water.

Russian Riverkeeper represents our river community’s interest in clean water by providing science-based advocacy and by influencing policy to better protect our watershed. We hold our government officials accountable for enforcing our bedrock environmental protection laws and stopping polluters.

Russian River Watershed’s watchdog.

Our advocacy program actively reviews regulatory permits including development proposals, stormwater pollution control permits, water flow levels and other issues that affect the health of the River. We partner with other local organizations, hire expert scientists and attorneys, and engage our members in speaking out and advocating for a healthy Russian River.

As a Waterkeeper, advocacy is our DNA.

Russian Riverkeeper coordinates closely with California Coastkeeper AllianceWaterkeeper Alliance and other local Waterkeepers, and partners to strengthen water policies at the state and federal levels.

We tackle tough issues.

Recent News

Time to Act

Good or bad, a lot of historic moments have been happening lately. The current one being the state of water within our watershed which is hitting new, historic daily lows on the regular. While this is [...]

Code Red for Humanity

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a 3,500 page report this month the UN Secretary-General characterized as “code red for humanity.” Atmospheric levels of CO2 have not been this high in 2 million years, oceans [...]

The River Needs Your Help!

The Russian River watershed is in severe drought and the hottest days of summer are still to come. Scant rainfall and alarmingly low reservoirs mean there simply isn't enough water to go around. The State Water Board [...]

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