Baykeeper Updates Related to On Patrol

Monthly Column: December 3, 2019
What I saw on the San Francisco Bay shoreline that day worried me.  I asked our volunteer skipper, Robert, to maneuver the Baykeeper boat closer. Since the last time we'd been to the site, more heavy industrial equipment had piled up near the water. And more barges were crowding the dock. It...
Blog Post: November 14, 2019
Baykeeper Field Investigator Cole Burchiel recently patrolled the area around Hanson Aggregates—a company we've repeatedly challenged in court for taking excessive sand from the Bay's floor. The large amount of Bay sand that they mine every year contributes to shoreline erosion and habitat loss...
Blog Post: October 17, 2019
Baykeeper Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield was recently joined by our partners from the Rose Foundation for Communities & the Environment for a Bay patrol on the Baykeeper boat. They got to see firsthand how grants to Baykeeper can make a big impact. The patrol investigated a number of...
Blog Post: September 13, 2019
Earlier this month, Baykeeper's newest team member, Field Investigator Cole Burchiel (pictured below, left) and Senior Scientist Jon Rosenfield (right), joined a pollution patrol on the Baykeeper boat. They visited the Levin coal terminal to monitor for any signs of pollution, checked out another...
Blog Post: August 15, 2019
While patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat over the last few years, we've noticed that a construction facility in Richmond has been slowly growing its operation and creeping into the Bay. More and more barges are starting to crowd the dock, and heavy industrial equipment keeps piling up along...
Blog Post: July 18, 2019
While patrolling the Bay on the Baykeeper boat over the last few years, we've noticed that a construction facility in Richmond has been slowly growing its operation and creeping into the Bay. More and more barges are starting to crowd the dock, and heavy industrial equipment keeps piling up along...
Blog Post: June 14, 2019
In June, Baykeeper conducted an aerial patrol to investigate a proposal by the federal Army Corps of Engineers to deepen a shipping channel in the San Joaquin River near Stockton. Ship traffic from Stockton travels on the San Joaquin River, including some ships that pass through the Delta to San...
BK In The News: May 29, 2019
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Sejal Choksi-Chugh doesn't need a hand getting on the boat that's waiting for her. She climbs on easily with her bag as she has done hundreds of times before.
Blog Post: May 20, 2019
Baykeeper recently received a pollution hotline tip about a company that dumped material on a shoreline site. The potentially toxic substance was embedded in the dirt, so Baykeeper's scientists used a method known as core sampling to extract several layers of sediment. A local lab is now testing...
Blog Post: April 16, 2019
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter was out on the patrol boat recently with Dr. Katlin Bowman for a new round of microplastics sampling in the Bay. The sampling is for a National Geographic study that will help answer critical questions about the relationship between mercury...

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