Baykeeper Updates Related to Wetland Protection

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...
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...

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