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: Jun 1, 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.
Press Release: May 31, 2012
San Francisco—Finding a Bay Area beach where the water is clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with San Francisco Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from government authorities on more than a dozen Bay and ocean beaches in the Bay Area. The app is available from the Apple App Store, for Android from Google Play or online at www.theswimguide.org.
Blog Post: May 31, 2012
Finding a Bay Area beach with water clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from government authorities on more than a dozen Bay and ocean beaches in the Bay Area. The app is available from the Apple App Store, for Android from Google Play or online at www.theswimguide.org.
BK In The News: May 26, 2011
The Bay Area is a good place for beachgoers to surf, swim and frolic in the waves, unless you're trying to do it on San Francisco's Baker Beach and a few other places where plumes of bacteria regularly flow into the ocean, according to a statewide beach report card released Wednesday.