Baykeeper Updates Related to Abandoned Boats

Blog Post: June 16, 2017
Baykeeper is advocating for more action to rid San Francisco Bay of abandoned boats. Whether sunken or floating, abandoned boats can pollute the Bay with fuel, sewage, antifreeze, trash, and other toxic materials. They can also create navigation hazards for other boats and people who use the Bay...
Blog Post: November 6, 2013
This week the federal Environmental Protection Agency raised an abandoned and sunken tugboat from the floor of the Oakland Estuary, as part of a two-month operation to remove abandoned boats from the area. The funding for the removal of the tug comes in part from penalty fees paid by owners of the...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2009
At the beginning of the 2009 California Legislative Session, there were few reasons to be optimistic about the prospect of passing new laws to protect San Francisco Bay.  California’s budget shortfall had reached billions of dollars, and Governor Schwarzenegger had signaled his intent to...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2008
Cruise through Richardson Bay, the Oakland Estuary or the sloughs near Redwood City, and you will see dozens of abandoned boats of all makes and sizes. The number of derelict boats is so extreme in the eastern reaches of the Bay that a recent Contra Costa County report indicated that the...