What We’re Doing

Mission Statement:

Russian Riverkeeper inspires the community to protect the Russian River forever.

Russian Riverkeeper has three major programs to achieve our mission to protect the health of the Russian River for our community. The goal of all the programs is to inspire the community to act to protect the Russian River, whether that means volunteering for a cleanup or restoration project, writing a letter on a pending issue before decision-makers, or becoming informed about how everyday activities that can harm the rivers health. Our major programs are Advocate, Educate and Celebrate.
Follow the links to read in detail how we strive to advocate, educate, and celebrate our communities ties to the Russian River.

Riverkeeper in the News

RRK Monthly Eblasts

March 7,2018

Archive of previous e-blasts

Press Democrat June 4, 2016:  Great Russian River Race gives paddlers a common cause

Press Democrat February 3, 2016:  Forestville resident devoted to keeping Russian River clean

NBC News video, January 26, 2016:  Guerneville Residents Organize Frenetic trash Cleanups

January 6, 2016:  Clean River Alliance aligns with Russian Riverkeeper

August 2015: Download our summer 2015 newsletter

July 11, 2015: Press Democrat: Conservation a Way of Life for Healdsburg Family

Press Democrat, May 3, 2015: Recap of Great Russian River Race with photos

Press Democrat, April 1, 2015:  Riverside Rebirth in Guerneville

Press Democrat, January 22, 2016:  Healdsburg teen cleans up Russian River, inspires others

Cloverdale Reveille, January 14th, 2015: Russian Riverkeeper program chosen as a model to be replicated statewide

Press Democrat, January 3rd, 2015: Russian River Cleanup Targets flood debris

Press Democrat, November 23rd, 2014: Stream Protections vs Private Property Rights in Sonoma County

Healdsburg Tribune, October 15th, 2014: Documentary explores history and future of Russian River

Sonoma County Blog, October 14th, 2014: A Celebration in Guerneville for Riverkeeper Park

August 2014: Download our 2014 Newsletter

Press Democrat, March 6, 2014 : Close to Home: Fighting about water a waste of time, energy

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Awards Riverkeeper the 2013 Jefferson Award for “Excellence inCommunity Leadership and Civic Engagement”

July 2013: Download our 2013 Newsletter

July 2012: Download our 2012 Newsletter

Article: 7/5/12 by Don McEnhill  Changing Perspectives on Russian River gravel pits

Press Democrat: 7/2/12  Turning back time: Study will weigh options to turn 357-acre gravel mining site near Healdsburg back into flood plain

Huffington Post: 5/22/12 Russian River Race

Press Democrat: 5/12/12 Great Russian River Race a hit with kayakers, canoeists

Press Democrat: 4/14/11 Russian River has ally and advocate

Press Democrat: 2/4/11 Volunteers begin river cleanup of Korbel dump debris