Baykeeper Updates Related to Wetland Protection

BK In The News: September 8, 2014
It seems that big business is influencing public agency decision-making yet again, to the detriment of the San Francisco Bay. The Redwood City Salt Ponds are part of bay waters, and heavy lobbying should not be allowed to undo years of regulations protecting the bay.
Blog Post: December 11, 2013
More open space will be included in upcoming development on San Francisco Bay’s south shoreline, thanks to determined advocacy by Baykeeper and other local environmental groups. The San Jose City Council recently approved a plan for industrial and commercial development on land surrounding the San...
Blog Post: March 26, 2013
Some of the last remaining undeveloped land on the San Francisco Bay shoreline in Santa Clara County should not be paved and turned over for private development, Baykeeper recently told San Jose city planners. Instead, the land should be preserved and restored to benefit native wildlife and provide...
BK In The News: February 25, 2013
An international treaty recently recognized the San Francisco Bay estuary — California’s largest wetland — as a “wetland of importance,” but while conservation groups called the news a victory, the designation won’t directly halt development that has threatened the area for years. . . .“It’s...
Blog Post: February 12, 2013
The U.S. government has designated San Francisco Bay and Estuary as a Wetland of International Importance under an international treaty called the Ramsar Convention. Ramsar Convention officials announced the inclusion of the Bay on February 1, in concert with World Wetlands Day. The designation...
BK In The News: May 30, 2012
In a move that could allow it to elude some environmental regulations, DMB Pacific Ventures on Wednesday asked two federal agencies to declare whether they have any say over what happens to the Cargill salt flats in Redwood City it wants to develop.
Blog Post: May 1, 2012
Florence LaRiviere, leader of San Francisco Bay’s Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, this week won the 2012 National Wetlands Award. She was also named the Wetland Community Leader of the year. The award, one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental prizes, honors individuals who have...
Blog Post: January 24, 2011
The City of San Jose is currently considering how best to use the 2,600-acre site of the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant as they sustainably rebuild their wastewater treatment facilities. Possibilities include a state-of-the-art treatment facility that could help reduce Bay...
Blog Post: December 13, 2010
Over the last several months Baykeeper has been speaking up in favor of the sea level rise policy currently being considered by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). This Friday, December 17, BCDC will close the written comment period for the draft policy, and...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2010
Wetlands are among the most important ecosystems on Earth and provide a number of valuable functions that may be compromised due to climate change and the associated sea level rise. Not only are they highly productive, providing habitat for many specialized plants and animals, but...

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