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Where Water And Energy Collide

San Diego Coastkeeper is made up of water-loving people working hard to protect and restore clean water on behalf of the communities and wildlife that depend on it. We surf, we swim, we SUP, we fish, and then we trade our wetsuits for real suits and meet with stakeholders and decision-makers, advocating for the environment …

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San Diego Coastkeeper and Partners Featured in Vanity Fair

    We are pretty excited about this recent Vanity Fair feature on ten of California’s Waterkeeper organizations – including San Diego Coastkeeper. Check it out to learn more about our collective mission to protect California’s rivers, lakes, and coastline, especially in the face of new federal threats to environmental protections. We are proud to …

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How California’s Conservation Legislation Faltered

As difficult as the relentless period of drought had been, perhaps it could serve as a necessary and long-awaited wake-up call for our state. It may have taken three years of the worst drought conditions in the state’s history, but California seemed to be changing the way we valued, talked about, and conserved water.

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Watershed Spotlight: Rose Creek

Welcome to the second installment of our Watershed Spotlight series! Coming up, we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite San Diego County watersheds (hint: it’s all of them) in a new feature series on these amazing places we call home. Need a quick refresher on the definition of a watershed? Start here. Location The Rose …

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San Diego’s Dwindling Conservation

Recent numbers on urban water use in our region have illuminated a less-than-stellar trend: Many of our area water suppliers are reporting negative conservation rates in December and January, meaning we’re using more water now than we were before the drought even started. It’s both surprising and disappointing to see our region’s water use has …

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The Poetry of Water Monitors, Volume II

A couple years ago, our beloved (now former) lab manager, Travis Pritchard, decided he saw something special scrawled in “Notes, Observations, and Comments” section of the field data sheets of our volunteer water quality monitors. These monitors visit sites along rivers and steams throughout San Diego, taking readings and collecting water samples, giving each visited …

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A Return To Drought

With conditions across California suggesting an impending return to drought, San Diego is poised to take a meaningful leadership role in sustainable water management – should the city step up and take it.

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