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 Alliance, Waterkeeper Alliance and other local Waterkeepers, and partners to strengthen water policies at the state and federal levels.
We tackle tough issues.
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 [...]