We’re Hiring


Instrucción en español a continuación. Erosion Control Installer: $25 per hour This is a temporary part-time hourly position of 30-40 hours per week for up to one year.  Up to 3 days paid sick leave after 90 days. The Erosion Control Installer will report to Program Director. Job Overview As stewards of the Russian River, [...]

We’re Hiring2020-10-21T15:04:23-07:00

Walbridge Fire Recovery


Sonoma County is conducting a watershed assessment of potential impacts from the Walbridge Fire focusing on erosion, landslides, road culverts, flooding and water quality protection. This will help them prioritize areas of greatest need and funding. County, state, and federal funding will be distributed in the next three weeks to local groups like Russian Riverkeeper, [...]

Walbridge Fire Recovery2020-09-25T11:45:07-07:00

Fire Recovery & Watershed Restoration


After a wildfire, there are several impacts to our watershed and natural resources such as erosion and debris flows and the proliferation of invasive plant species.  Wildfires can melt plastic pipe road culverts and leave many hazardous trees near roadways.  The County of Sonoma’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, working with Cal Fire and a [...]

Fire Recovery & Watershed Restoration2020-10-27T14:30:02-07:00

Russian River Watershed Cleanup Month


Join Russian Riverkeeper to clean up the Russian River Watershed during the month of September! This year, cleanups will take place throughout the Russian River Watershed each weekend of September. It’s easy to participate and we provide all the gloves, trash grabbers, and bags. Volunteers will receive a special gift! Registration is set up by [...]

Russian River Watershed Cleanup Month2020-09-17T19:16:51-07:00

Thank You for Sharing Your Voice!


Thank you to all those that submitted comment letters protesting the reduction of flows to the Russian River this summer! We appreciate the time and effort you put into helping us ensure the long-term protection of our river! As climate change affects our local environment and droughts become more extreme, we cannot keep doing business [...]

Thank You for Sharing Your Voice!2020-09-08T17:39:48-07:00

A River Home for the Homeless


By Don McEnhill, Russian Riverkeeper My love for the Russian River has taken me places I never thought I’d go, like homeless camps. An estimated 1,148 people live in homeless camps along the Russian River — which flows south through Mendocino and Sonoma Counties in northern California — and along its tributaries. We realized that [...]

A River Home for the Homeless2020-08-24T13:31:35-07:00

Water Conservation Challenge


#SaveIt Challenge Here in California, we all know that we need to make water conservation a way of life.  Using less water makes sense for the environment and for our bank accounts. As climate change brings increasing periods of scorching heat, you can do your part for a healthy flowing river by committing to [...]

Water Conservation Challenge2020-08-18T14:44:51-07:00

Action Alert: Your River Needs Water


Sonoma Water has slashed river flow to 50 cfs above Healdsburg and 60 cfs in the lower river. If river flow is cut that deeply, hot summer weather will likely trigger harmful algae blooms and recreation will come to a halt. We need to save today so we can play tomorrow. Our river economy is [...]

Action Alert: Your River Needs Water2020-08-26T20:14:47-07:00

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 any problems, although we have heard of people reporting illness after [...]

Is it safe to swim?2020-08-19T12:56:04-07:00

Mike Hauser Academy


We're proud to partner with the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce on its county-wide Mike Hauser Academy. The Mike Hauser Academy convenes students, businesses and teachers, empowering our future workforce to become leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This three-week summer school program provides incoming 9th grade English Language Learner students and students [...]

Mike Hauser Academy2020-07-01T17:14:44-07:00
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