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

Hope From the High Court

Some good news came from the Supreme Court of the United States last month when they published their opinion in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund and closed a significant Clean Water Act (CWA) loophole. The case involves [...]

Riverkeeper Keeps the Coast

One of the most striking things about our new shelter in place “normal” was our instant gut reaction to get outside. And now, our continuing desire to get outside once again. In none of our wildest dreams [...]

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