Baykeeper Updates Related to Sediment Mgmt

Monthly Column: August 3, 2015
What if the Bay Area had no beaches where our kids could play, no wetlands protecting our shorelines and no more smelt swimming in our waters?  Every year, millions of cubic feet of sand and mud—enough to fill the Transamerica Building ten times—are dredged up from the floor of San Francisco Bay....
BK In The News: July 27, 2015
For years, sand has been one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. A decades-long construction boom in many of the world’s mega-cities has created insatiable demand. But in recent years, another industry has ignited a frenzy of new demand for the ancient commodity. Hydraulic fracking, the...
BK In The News: July 3, 2015
The Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of 11 navigation channels in San Francisco Bay will erode the shore and put endangered fish at risk, an environmental group claims in court.  San Francisco Baykeeper seeks writ of mandate compelling the San Francisco Region of the California Regional Water...
Blog Post: July 2, 2015
Baykeeper recently filed a lawsuit to stop methods of dredging in San Francisco Bay that contribute to shoreline erosion and harm endangered fish.  Our lawsuit challenges the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of the next decade of dredging of San Francisco Bay ship channels by the U.S...
Blog Post: June 3, 2015
On June 4, Baykeeper advocated before the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging to reduce erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protect endangered species. However, BCDC voted to issue permits for the continuation of maintenance...
Blog Post: May 26, 2015
Baykeeper recently advocated for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging that would have reduced erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protected endangered Bay species. However, despite growing concerns within the scientific community that dredging the Bay is accelerating the pace of...
BK In The News: September 19, 2014
Ocean Beach has a serious erosion problem. Sand, flows from the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and other tributaries into the San Francisco Bay. Currents carry the sediment out the Golden Gate, where it helps replenish coastal beaches to the south. But human activicty has reduced the amount of sand...
Blog Post: July 10, 2014
On July 8, Baykeeper filed an appeal in our lawsuit to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. For years, private companies have been permitted to mine too much sand from the Bay, contributing to erosion at Ocean Beach and harming important Bay species like Dungeness crab. Yet in 2012, the...
Press Release: July 9, 2014
Yesterday, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a court appeal to stop private companies from mining too much sand from San Francisco Bay. The appeal seeks to overturn an April state court ruling that gave sand mining companies a green light to increase the amount of sand they suck up from the San...
Blog Post: January 13, 2014
Providing new support for Baykeeper’s work to prevent excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay, recent scientific research confirms the link between removing too much sand from the Bay’s floor and excessive erosion at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. The journal Marine Geology’s November 2013 special...

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