Is it safe to swim?

The question Russian Riverkeeper is asked most is: “Is it safe to swim in the river?” The simple answer is yes for most people most of the time. Hundreds of thousands of residents and visitors swim in the Russian River each summer without [...]

Conserve Water Today for Russian River’s Health

From May 29, 2020 Press Democrat Close to Home: For Russian River’s health, conserve water By Ed Burnett and Don McEnhill In the past four years, the Russian River watershed has endured catastrophic wildfires, a major flood, extreme drought and record heat. Each of [...]

Worldwide Action for Trash Cleanup

Our Clean Team celebrated World Environment Day by partnering with River Cleanup and Rotary International to take action to #endplasticsoup. Volunteers picked up over a half a ton of trash in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Guerneville and Monte Rio. They then made a difference for World [...]

Russian Riverkeeper Clean Team Program Launch

Russian Riverkeeper is happy to announce its new program, Russian Riverkeeper Clean Team. The program will tackle trash from Ukiah to Jenner, and ensure that the work formally managed under Clean River Alliance endures into the future. The Russian Riverkeeper Clean Team will focus [...]

April 2020 Field Notes

Our field crew has been busy with maintenance tasks on our creek restoration projects, which means lots of weeding, and monitoring the recovering vegetation. It is always so rewarding to see fresh new growth emerging from the plants that we installed years ago.  Some [...]

Problems & Opportunities for the Russian River

If we had to point to the single biggest problem for the River, it’s the complete disconnection of our River from its former floodplains from Ukiah to Jenner. For a river not having a floodplain is like a car with [...]