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

New Statewide Winery Rules

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted its first statewide rules to manage waste from winemaking and protect California’s rivers and groundwater. Winery wastewater contains a number of harmful pollutants, including salts, bacteria, high [...]

Looking Forward to 2021

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! Feels so good to say that even if really it is just another day, in another month. Needless to say, 2020 was rough for all of us. Turns out though, it was not [...]

2020 in Review

Finally, 2020 is almost over and what a year it has been. The effects of COVID-19 have reached far and wide this year with unprecedented challenges felt by our local community, our businesses, our schools, and every [...]

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