Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Friendly

BK In The News: January 30, 2017
Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor will be around for at least another two decades... “In 2007, Galilee’s members proactively mobilized and successfully protected the Mono Street Marsh from the Cosco Busan oil spill by deploying boom materials to keep oil away from the marsh’s vegetation,” read a letter of...
Featured Stories: May 1, 2015
Last year, Baykeeper celebrated 25 years of effective action to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. As we launch our 26th year, we’re moving toward our vision of a Bay where recreation is safe, the ecosystem is healthy, and wildlife thrives. Over the coming quarter-century, Baykeeper will...
Featured Stories: April 23, 2015
What happens when we use consumer products that can harm water quality and wildlife? Some of them end up in the Bay. Wastewater that goes down your toilet, sink, and shower drain is sent to a wastewater treatment plant that removes many toxic pollutants. But some contaminants are not removed, and...
Featured Stories: April 9, 2014
As the warm-weather recreation season continues, Baykeeper presents tips to protect both your health and the health of San Francisco Bay. When You’re Along or On the Bay Use mineral sunscreens, but avoid nanoparticles. Most chemical sunscreens contain dangerous compounds like oxybenzone and retinol...
Blog Post: September 9, 2013
Baykeeper is hosting a beach cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park on Saturday, September 21, 9 AM to Noon, to target the serious marine debris problem that disproportionately affects San Francisco’s eastern shoreline. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state's largest single effort to remove...
Blog Post: July 31, 2013
Mike Taugher, a former reporter for the Contra Costa Times who was an expert on water issues, died unexpectedly on July 27 while vacationing with his family in Hawaii. Mike covered the environment, and especially water issues, in a way that presented all sides and enabled readers to understand...
Featured Stories: April 12, 2013
Earth Day is April 22. On Earth Day, and every day of the year, here are simple actions you can take from your home and in your community to help protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. IN YOUR HOME Don't pour fats, oils, and grease down the drain. When leftover oil and grease are rinsed down the...
Monthly Column: December 3, 2012
The rainy season brings a surge of pollution to San Francisco Bay. Test your knowledge about how you can help protect the Bay from one serious wintertime pollution problem—sewage spills. 1. Sewage is more likely to get spilled into San Francisco Bay during: A. The holidays B. Windy weather C. Low...
Press Release: November 21, 2012
San Francisco Bay Area, CA – The holiday season can bring a surge of sewage pollution to San Francisco Bay. A major reason is the cooking and cleanup of rich holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey and gravy creates fats, oil and grease which gets washed down the drain during cleanup of pots...
BK In The News: May 24, 2012
Stay out of the bay in San Mateo County -- that's the message from an environmental group that keeps an eye on local water contamination.    

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