Baykeeper Updates Related to Trash

Monthly Column: September 5, 2018
On Saturday September 15, International Coastal Cleanup Day, thousands of Bay Area residents will head to local beaches to pick up trash. But many people don’t realize that San Francisco Bay’s shoreline is part of the coast. In fact, there’s often more trash accumulated along Bay shoreline than on...
BK In The News: May 15, 2018
The growing movement to stamp out plastic straws is spreading to San Francisco... This past Earth Day, volunteers picked up hundreds of pounds of plastic trash, including numerous straws and lids, polluting the San Francisco Bay, as Bay Keeper executive director Sejal Choksi-Chugh... 
Blog Post: April 3, 2018
A lot of trash accumulates along Bay Area highways and freeways. Rain and wind can drive that trash into the Bay or into storm drains that empty into the Bay. Trash pollution blights views of the Bay, inhibits Bay recreation, and harms the Bay’s wildlife. The California Department of Transportation...
BK In The News: October 26, 2017
Oakland has one of the worst rates among Bay Area cities for garbage going into the ocean.. After San Jose failed to address its trash and sewage problem, the environmental advocacy group San Francisco Baykeeper sued the city for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The city is now paying more...
BK In The News: September 16, 2017
Every year, about 2,000 volunteers across San Francisco pick up trash as a part of the statewide Coastal Cleanup Day. And just about every year, more than half of the volunteers end up at Ocean Beach, where there happens to be less trash to collect... At India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco...
BK In The News: May 30, 2017
A deluge of trash is flowing through Oakland’s storm drains and depositing so much litter in San Francisco Bay that regulators are threatening to levy fines... A path Estes would like to avoid is one followed by San Jose, which last June agreed to pay $100 million over the next decade to settle a...
BK In The News: January 27, 2017
A highly selective, totally subjective list of ways to battle Trumpism right here in the Bay Area... Baykeeper SF: Report litterbugs on the bay and its waterways or call out suspicious storm-drain dumping by filling out a form on Baykeeper’s website. 
BK In The News: January 19, 2017
... More than 70 volunteers showed up on a cloudy, foggy Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Main Street parking lot west of the ferry terminal in Alameda, including members of the Boy Scouts of America and San Francisco Baykeeper, a 25-year-old nonprofit advocacy group that works to prevent pollution in the...
BK In The News: January 17, 2017
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Alameda estuary Saturday to take care of one of the negative results of last week’s storms. “The timing of this cleanup is perfect this year mainly because the big storms pushed a lot of trash into the bay and on to the shore line,” said San Francisco bay keeper...
BK In The News: October 11, 2016
“The plastic bag industry’s arguments don’t make a lot of sense,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, one of the many organizations that have come out strongly in favor of Proposition 67. “A single-use plastic bag that takes about 1,000 years to degrade into...

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