Baykeeper Update

Baykeeper Advisory Council Member Appointed to State Water Board

We would like to congratulate Baykeeper Advisory Council member Felicia Marcus on her appointment by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Water Resources Control Board.

Baykeeper is very pleased to have a strong advocate for the environment and San Francisco Bay taking a leadership post at this important regulatory agency. The Water Resources Control Board is the primary regulator of California water quality and the primary enforcer of water pollution laws in our state. The agency is also tasked with overseeing water rights and flow issues, including water transfers from the Delta.

“Felicia is an excellent appointment to the State Water Board,” says Executive Director Deb Self. “She brings a great deal of knowledge about the Clean Water Act and California’s particular water management challenges to the Board, which is great for the Bay.”

Felicia, who lives in Emeryville, served as a member of San Francisco Baykeeper’s Board of Directors from 2003-2009, and has been a member of the Baykeeper Advisory Council since 2009. She is currently western director at the Natural Resources Defense Council and a member of the Delta Stewardship Council. She is also past executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Trust for Public Land and former president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works.