Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Recreation

BK In The News: July 10, 2015
2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup Tour – Beginning July 30, the country’s largest kiting event of the year will take place on San Francisco Bay: the third stop of the event, featuring a fleet of highly competitive kitefoil racers from around the world. . . Event organizers have agreed to donate all proceeds...
BK In The News: June 18, 2015
(KRON/BCN) — Three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area. . . Ian Wren, a staff scientist at the environmental non-profit organization, San Francisco Baykeeper, said the failures at the Bay Area beaches could largely be attributed to sewer infrastructure...
Blog Post: June 17, 2015
It’s safe to go in the water at most Bay Area beaches when the weather’s dry, according to the Annual Beach Report Card released today. A few Bay Area beaches have clean water even during wet weather. But at several local beaches, the water is too polluted to go in, in both wet weather and dry. The...
Blog Post: June 2, 2015
More than 100 swimmers, sailors, stand-up paddle boarders, surfers, kayakers, and rowers—along with Bay enthusiasts on the Hornblower hybrid ferry, the classic sailing schooner Freda B, and the Baykeeper pollution patrol boat—paraded on the water in the second annual Bay Parade on Sunday May 31. It...
BK In The News: June 1, 2015
A small platoon of water conservationists swam, sailed and paddled into McCovey Cove on Sunday, promoting efforts to clean up San Francisco Bay so that recreational sports clubs can keep using it. . . “That’s our swimming pool,” said Jeff Russell, who braved the chilly course in a blue Speedo....
Monthly Column: May 1, 2015
Attention all swimmers, kayakers, rowers, stand-up paddlers, surfers, boaters, sailors and Bay enthusiasts—come join San Francisco Baykeeper’s second annual Bay Parade. It’s going to be a spectacular celebration on the Bay, for the Bay! On Sunday, May 31, starting at 11 a.m., you’re invited to...
BK In The News: January 21, 2015
On June 11, 2013, at the age of 62, Gary Emich became the first person to compete 1,000 swims from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park without wetsuit or fins. . . . For the past four years Emich has organized fund-raising swim events for Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that...
Featured Stories: June 9, 2014
With long summer days upon us, it’s a perfect time to visit a San Francisco Bay shoreline park. Park activities include wildlife viewing, swimming, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, camping, fishing, and hanging out amid the beauty of the Bay. Here’s a sampling:...
BK In The News: May 22, 2014
Bay Area beaches are cleaner this year, according to Heal the Bay's annual Beach Report Card. But some beaches along the Bay still get failing grades. Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director, explains that aging local sewer systems need repairs to keep sewage from polluting the water at Bay beaches.
Monthly Column: May 2, 2014
With sunnier days and warmer weather, it’s a perfect time to visit a San Francisco Bay shoreline park. Park activities include wildlife viewing, swimming, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, picnicking, camping, fishing and hanging out amid the beauty of the Bay. Here’s a...

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