Baykeeper Updates Related to Bay Recreation

Blog Post: April 23, 2014
When Point Molate Beach Park in Richmond reopened officially on April 19, Baykeeper received a big thanks for removing 96 tons of toxic debris from the beach last year. Our cleanup helped make the reopening possible. Next month, Baykeeper and volunteers will return to the park to remove more debris...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2014
In honor of Earth Day on April 22, Opening Day on the Bay on April 27, and the spring and summer recreation season, 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...
Press Release: July 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...
Blog Post: July 15, 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...
Monthly Column: July 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...
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...
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...
Blog Post: October 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...
Blog Post: August 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...
Featured Stories: July 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...

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