Redondo joins Manhattan and Hermosa in Opposing Proposed Desal Plant
LA's sustainable water future is on the line - now is the time to show widespread opposition!

On May 8, Redondo Beach City Council voted to oppose West Basin's proposed  ocean desalination facility, making  them the third city in the South Bay to oppose the project. In other good news, West Basin has granted our request to extend the comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Desalinated seawater costs more than $2,100 per acre-foot, making it the most expensive and energy intensive way to meet LA's water demands. There are better ways to get our water Take action to stop this costly, energy intensive and unnecessary plant.
  • Attend public hearings in your neighborhood to voice your opposition. 
  • Submit your own comments on the EIR by Monday, June 25.
  • Endorse our Smarter Water principles as an individual or an organization.

Calling on CA's Next Governor to Take a Stand For Clean Water
The June 5th primary is just around the corner and who we appoint for our next Governor will have a massive impact on California's water future.  With the Trump administration rolling back federal clean water protections, we need California's leaders to be committed to clean water.  

California Coastkeepers are working together to elevate water as a priority issue in the 2018 gubernatorial election. We've developed a Clean Water Agenda which provides a roadmap of activities the next governor should undertake to ensure swimmable, fishable  and drinkable water for all Californians. 
Remember to Vote on June 5!
Prop 68 provides critical funding for water projects that will make California more climate resilient. Much of the funding will be allocated to projects in underserved communities of Los Angeles, including green spaces and projects in and along the LA River. Join Mayor Garcetti, LA Times and LA Waterkeepers by voting YES on Prop 68 on June 5! 

RAFT Team Looks to Insects to Understand the Health of the LA River 
Here, Melissa trains our River Assessment Field Team (R.A.F.T) in insect monitoring -- the newest protocol to be added to the robust data we collect in order to better understand and advocate for the ecological health of the LA River.   Learn more about our monthly excursions through the reaches of the LA River.