By

Shannon Wesley
Have you ever seen foam on the surface of the Russian River and wonder if it’s pollution? Here’s what you need to know: The color and smell of the foam will tell you if it’s pollution or naturally occurring foam. Bright white foam that might have a sweet smell or perfume fragrance is pollution and...
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Russian Riverkeeper has teamed with Mike Hauser Academy to convene students, businesses and teachers, to empower our future workforce to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of the program with Russian Riverkeeper is for students to draw conclusions between the importance of studying STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) and the...
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PG&E’s announcement in January that they would abandon the Potter Valley Project hydroelectric facility that diverts water to the Russian River has set off a frenzy of activity in both watersheds. Many residents have no idea that much of the summer and fall upper river is sustained by the diversion from the Eel River that...
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Polluted Gravel Pit Breached in Flood Our worst fears were realized in the Feb 28th flood event, the largest gravel pit mine the Basalt Pit had a complete levee failure on a section that had failed in previous floods. The pit is just downstream of Dry Creek and is owned by Syar Industries. Over 30...
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May 16, 5:30-7 pm Fireside Room, LBC River ~ Ocean ~ Sky, New works by Realist Painter Christopher Leith Evans Join Russian Riverkeeper as we celebrate the amazing works of Christopher Leith Evans on May 4th in the Fireside Room at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. We are honored to be the recipient of...
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On February 27-28th up to 20 inches of rain fell in less than 48 hours in the Russian River watershed and we experienced the largest flood event in 23 years. Over 2,600 homes and businesses were flooded, mostly on the lower Russian River. The estimated $155 million in losses is a reminder that Sonoma County...
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The last six months have been busy ones for the Project team working to convert 360 acres of riverside gravel pits into productive floodplains. Russian Riverkeeper took over as the Hanson property caretaker in November 2018 and documented water levels and speeds of the River during the February flood. Our current priority for the Hanson...
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Climate change and the Russian River water problem Sonoma County Gazette article  
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The 2nd Annual Sonoma County Zero Waste Symposium will be hosted May 10 as the headline educational event for Zero Waste Week of May 6-12, 2018.
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Healdsburg, CA 95448

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Phone: (707) 433-1958
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