Water Quality Issues
The Coastkeeper staff is always hard at work on our projects that address many of our coastal and watershed issues, but we cannot do it all at once. There are always threats to water quality and this page is a resource that provides information about other sources of pollution and areas of concern. The least we can do, for now, is provide accurate information to educate and create awareness around these topics. In due time, some of these issues will make their way onto our list of projects and we can pursue creating and implementing preventative measures to maintain healthy waterways.
Threats to land
With a mature dairy cow producing as much waste as 34 people or 114 pounds of manure per day, water quality issues are a serious concern. Learn more…
California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation authorized the use of methyl iodide. This toxic pesticide will be used in the growing of strawberries but will also be used for other high level crops.
Threats to the ocean
Marine debris affects the coastal environment, estuaries and oceans around the world. See how Coastkeeper is working to prevent debris from reaching coastal areas.
Global warming is often thought as the only potential impact of an influx of carbon dioxide on the environment. However, what has been called its “evil twin”, ocean acidification, is similarly problematic.
Once lost or abandoned, nets and traps continue to kill fish, marine mammals and sea turtles long after the fishermen have gone home. How can we address this problem?