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

Sustainable Water Management Research Project

Russian Riverkeeper is happy to have been selected by University of Arizona PhD student Behshad Mohajer to support interdisciplinary research to improve sustainable water management in our watershed. Mohajer was awarded funding to further his graduate studies [...]

2022 Drought Emergency Regulations

As rain falls outside our windows and the nights get chilly, it can become easy to forget that we are still in an extreme dry period and facing a continuing water supply shortage. In fact, with so [...]

Riverkeeper Don McEnhill Honored

Riverkeeper Don McEnhill awarded Sonoma County Environmentalist of the Year 2021 by the Sonoma County Conservation Council. Public celebration on December 1, 2021 (7-8:30pm) via zoom. Details about the zoom event will be announced soon on the [...]

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