Press Release: Jul 22, 2013
(San Francisco, CA) – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announces that the California Legislature has officially designated July 25th, 2013, as Swimmable California Day. Thanks to the work of our statewide California Coastkeeper Alliance, California Waterkeeper organizations and communities throughout the state will celebrate with a series of local events, a month-long social media contest and custom California Bear artwork.
Blog Post: Jul 14, 2013
July 25th is the first ever Swimmable California Day. The California Legislature has proclaimed Swimmable California Day to recognize Californians’ rights to coastal areas, beaches, estuaries, rivers, streams, and lakes that are clean and safe for swimming and other activities.Baykeeper is joining with our nine fellow California Waterkeeper organizations and with our statewide association, the California Coastkeeper Alliance, to celebrate healthy California waters and the regulations that protect them.
Bay Crossings Column: Jul 2, 2013
Looking for a Bay Area beach with water clean enough for swimming, surfing and playing in the sand? Download San Francisco Baykeeper’s free Swim Guide smartphone app at www.theswimguide.org. The app and the website allow you to see, at a glance, whether it’s safe to go in the water at more than 40 local Bay and ocean beaches.
BK In The News: May 24, 2013
Marin county beaches have some of cleanest water in the state during spring and summer, according to an annual Beach Report Card released Thursday. "In the summer the water quality is generally very good," said Deb Self, executive director of San Francisco BayKeeper, a bay pollution watchdog group. "But the bay tends to have bacterial problems after heavy rains, and that is definitely true in Marin."
BK In The News: May 24, 2013
Water quality at most Bay Area beaches remains clean and clear, according to a report released Thursday. .Almost all Bay Area beaches have zero or very low levels of bacteria from sewage, agricultural runoff or animal waste during the dry season. In the rainy season, sewage overflows and storm runoff can bring dangerous levels of bacteria to local beaches.
Blog Post: Oct 2, 2012
Twenty-six swimmers made a 9-mile crossing of San Francisco Bay on Sunday, September 30 in San Francisco Baykeeper’s annual Swim for the Bay. We’re so proud of their accomplishment, and honored that they swam to support Baykeeper’s work for a clean and healthy Bay. See photos of Swim for the Bay by clicking below.
Blog Post: Aug 1, 2012
With help from volunteers, Baykeeper will soon begin a new project to remove up to 125 tons of toxic debris polluting the San Francisco Bay shoreline and waters around Point Molate in Richmond.The debris includes hundreds of pilings contaminated with creosote, a cancer-causing wood preservative that poses a threat to both wildlife and people. Also slated to be removed are trash and parts of a derelict pier that have floated ashore.
Featured Stories: Jul 17, 2012
With San Francisco Bay’s warm weather recreation season in full swing, let’s hear from those who love to play on and in the Bay. Ben Patton, kiteboarder and Baykeeper Board Member: "Kiteboarding has a kind of freedom to it. It’s like sailing, but even closer to the water. When I’m out on the Bay, I enjoy seeing the mix of people, economic activity and nature, all at the same time.
Bay Crossings Column: Jul 11, 2012
With San Francisco Bay’s summer recreation season in full swing, let’s hear from those who love to play on and in the Bay.
BK In The News: May 31, 2012
A report released last week by Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica environmental group, revealed that while water quality at Bay Area beaches is generally high, it varies widely — and predictably — between bay and ocean beaches.