Watch & Learn More About Russian Riverkeeper

The well-known phrase “Go with the flow” takes on a different and more vital meaning when it comes to the Russian River. Because here in the Russian River watershed, our people and economy are heavily reliant on continuous flows in the Russian [...]

2021 Russian River Watershed Cleanup Day

We’re still celebrating the success of the 35th Anniversary of Russian River Watershed Cleanup Day. It was great to gather again after last year’s COVID-caused hiatus and talk to over 350 volunteers. We removed more than 12,000 pounds of trash from the watershed. [...]

New Advocacy Internship Available

If you are or know a student currently in law school and are interested in learning more about our work in the Russian River Watershed, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! This new intern program is designed to cover a variety [...]

Potter Valley Project Update

The Potter Valley Project, which diverts water from the Eel to the Russian River, was on track to be taken over by a group of five entities from both watersheds. The federal agency that licenses hydropower facilities recently denied a request from the group [...]

Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el condado de Sonoma

Este año, el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana se celebrará del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre de 2021. California y el condado de Sonoma tienen una rica historia de contribuciones hispanoamericanas a la cultura y los logros que dan forma a [...]

Time to Act

Good or bad, a lot of historic moments have been happening lately. The current one being the state of water within our watershed which is hitting new, historic daily lows on the regular. While this is probably one we will not be bragging [...]

Code Red for Humanity

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a 3,500 page report this month the UN Secretary-General characterized as “code red for humanity.” Atmospheric levels of CO2 have not been this high in 2 million years, oceans have risen an average of 8 inches [...]

Summer Notes from the Field

It's been a while since you've heard from us. We've been busy!   Our season of fire recovery work came to a close in early April. We are so grateful we had the opportunity to help our community and watershed heal from [...]

Cultivating the #Saveit Mindset

From Don McEnhill, Executive Director I remember the 1976-77 drought as if it was a year ago. My Dad set up five 55-gallon drums on stands outside the laundry room and we pumped water to the bathrooms through holes drilled in the roof to [...]

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