Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

BK In The News: September 18, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said Wednesday. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...
BK In The News: September 17, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said today. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...
Press Release: September 16, 2015
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This cost-saving operation is without precedent in San Francisco Bay, and it seems the Bay will end up paying the price to recoup money spent...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Time is running out for Caltrans in its marathon pursuit of permits needed to implode the largest underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge before the costs rise. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said he still has "a lot of concern about debris and dust dispersed through the...
BK In The News: August 20, 2015
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren is concerned that the implosion could throw concrete debris into the surrounding...
BK In The News: February 24, 2015
With deconstruction of the old Bay Bridge well underway, Caltrans says the tricky part may be removing the foundations that lie beneath the Bay. The agency Friday said it wants to use as many as 600 small explosions to demolish Pier E3. . . Environmental groups are skeptical. Baykeeper Staff...
BK In The News: February 23, 2015
Caltrans is looking for permission to implode one caisson on the eastern span of the old Bay Bridge. . . "Concerns arise regarding impacts to wildlife. How are the toxic chemicals and concrete within the structure going to be managed?" Ian Wren, staff scientist with Baykeeper said.
BK In The News: February 11, 2015
When several hundred surf scoters and other diving ducks wintering on San Francisco Bay were recently found to be coated with an unknown sticky substance (referred to as “mystery goo” by stumped investigators), San Francisco Baykeeper was one of the first organizations on the scene, helping with...
Blog Post: January 29, 2015
Last week Baykeeper helped coordinate a search and rescue effort for hundreds of birds injured or killed by an as-yet unidentified sticky substance spilled or dumped into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper Executive Director Deb Self was on the East Bay shoreline for two days, locating injured birds. We...
BK In The News: January 22, 2015
California officials are baffled by a sticky mystery — more than 200 birds have been found dead and more rescued after they became covered in an unknown gray goo-like substance. . . . For now, wildlife volunteers are working to find and save as many birds as they can, said Deb Self, the executive...

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