Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: January 19, 2017
... More than 70 volunteers showed up on a cloudy, foggy Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Main Street parking lot west of the ferry terminal in Alameda, including members of the Boy Scouts of America and San Francisco Baykeeper, a 25-year-old nonprofit advocacy group that works to prevent pollution in the...
E News: January 18, 2017
      Monthly Update for January 2017 Our boat's back on the Bay, thanks to you New progress to keep pharmaceuticals out of the Bay King Tides show what's coming with sea level rise Stopping copper pollution from boats in the Bay Thank you, Alameda Point cleanup volunteers! Save the date:...
Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is advocating for stronger regulations on boat coatings to protect fish and other wildlife from the toxic effects of copper contamination. Copper is a powerful biocide commonly found in specialized boat coatings that prevents algae, barnacles, and other sea life from growing on boat...
Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is celebrating a new victory that will help prevent pharmaceutical contamination of San Francisco Bay. Contra Costa County recently passed an ordinance requiring drug makers to cover the cost of safe disposal of prescription medications. This law will help prevent leftover pharmaceuticals...
BK In The News: January 17, 2017
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Alameda estuary Saturday to take care of one of the negative results of last week’s storms. “The timing of this cleanup is perfect this year mainly because the big storms pushed a lot of trash into the bay and on to the shore line,” said San Francisco bay keeper...
BK In The News: January 10, 2017
The second annual service event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday rain or shine on Main Street at Navy Way. It is being hosted by Alameda Point Partners and the Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program; members of San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group, will be on-site to discuss...
Monthly Column: January 3, 2017
Cars stopping when San Francisco Bay water washes onto roads. Waves breaking on pedestrian sidewalks. Water flooding onto polluted oil refinery shorelines. It all happens during the year’s highest tides—and could happen daily as global climate change causes sea levels to rise. In the years to come...
E News: December 15, 2016
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's December E-News. Monthly Update for December 2016 Baykeeper opposes EPA pick, a climate change denier and fossil fuel proponent Coal developer challenges Oakland's coal ban Getting the Baykeeper boat back on the Bay More water for healthy fish and a...
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: December 14, 2016
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.

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