Baykeeper Updates Related to Wetland Protection

BK In The News: December 15, 2016
A regional water board voted late Wednesday to fine the owner of a small island in the Suisun Marsh $2.8 million on allegations he filled in wetlands to the detriment of fish, wildlife and water quality... Erica Maharg, attorney for the San Francisco Baykeeper environmental group, said earlier the...
BK In The News: September 26, 2016
Environmentalists are heading warily into the fall following two regulatory developments that they fear may cramp efforts to protect California’s wetlands. . . Baykeeper Managing Attorney Erica Maharg said, "Wetlands are vitally important to the health of nearby surface waters and it is extremely...
Blog Post: September 12, 2016
Baykeeper recently took new action in a long-running fight to prevent development on 1,365 acres of former south San Francisco Bay wetlands. The area, used for decades to manufacture salt, is known as the Cargill salt ponds. Cargill, Inc. and a developer, DMB Redwood City Saltworks, are trying to...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2016
After the owner of Point Buckler Island filled its wetlands and tidal marshes without proper permits, authorities ordered him to restore the island’s important wetland ecosystem. They also levied a fine of $4.6 million for damage to the 39-acre island, which is located in Suisun Bay, a major inlet...
Blog Post: June 9, 2016
After the owner of 39-acre Point Buckler Island, located in Suisun Bay, filled the island’s wetlands and tidal marshes without proper permits, authorities levied a fine of $4.6 million and ordered him to restore the island’s important wetland ecosystem. In recent media coverage, the landowner...
Blog Post: June 8, 2016
In a victory for San Francisco Bay, Measure AA received 69% of the vote in the nine-county Bay Area, putting it over the 2/3 majority it needed to pass. “Baykeeper is proud to be part of this win for our region’s most precious natural resource,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper Executive Director...
Blog Post: April 7, 2016
Baykeeper recommends a Yes vote on Measure AA in the California primary election on June 7. Measure AA provides funds to: Restore San Francisco Bay wetlands Reduce trash and other pollution in the Bay Protect shoreline communities from future flooding Increase trails and parks along the Bay...
BK In The News: January 14, 2016
A first-of-its-kind ballot measure that would use a parcel tax to pay for a suite of wetlands and habitat restoration projects on San Francisco Bay will be put before voters in all nine Bay Area counties, a government authority decided Wednesday. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said, “This...
Blog Post: November 5, 2015
Baykeeper recently took action in a long-running fight to prevent development on 1,365 acres of former south San Francisco Bay wetlands. The area, used for decades to manufacture salt, is known as the Cargill salt ponds. Cargill, Inc. and a developer, DMB Redwood City Saltworks, are trying to get...
BK In The News: April 16, 2015
A small group of people shut down a construction site Wednesday morning, protesting the dumping of dirt on a parcel of land off of Harbor Way, which they said would encroach on nearby wetlands. . . Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco BayKeeper, said that he was told the construction...

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