Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: August 17, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for August 2016 Baykeeper stands up for the Bay's wetlands One Olympic hurdle that doesn't belong: polluted water Volunteer with Baykeeper on Coastal Cleanup Day, September 17 Progress to prevent coal pollution in the Bay Meet Baykeeper volunteer head skipper Geoff Potter...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...
BK In The News: August 4, 2016
OAKLAND – The nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against an Oakland recycling facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers LLC, alleging it is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater into East Creek Slough.        
BK In The News: August 1, 2016
San Francisco Bay is a draw for people who love water sports from swimming to kayaking to windsurfing. But some beaches on the Bay are contaminated by fecal pathogens, threatening the health of those who come for fun in and on the water. Now, spurred by new regulations for bacteria on our beaches,...
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...
BK In The News: July 25, 2016
An employee released 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage — enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools — by accident into San Francisco Bay. “It’s disappointing,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. “When you have human error, it’s really unfortunate. 950,000 gallons is a...
BK In The News: July 25, 2016
An employee who turned the wrong valve at San Jose's wastewater treatment plant this week sent 952,000 gallons of partially treated sewage -- enough to fill 50 backyard swimming pools -- into San Francisco Bay. . ."It's disappointing," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director. "950,000...
E News: July 14, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for July 2016 Stopping fireworks pollution in San Francisco Bay Oakland bans coal exports that threaten the Bay Big victory to protect the Bay from trash and sewage pollution San Jose debris removal facility agrees to keep contaminated runoff out of the Bay Baykeeper is...
Featured Stories: July 12, 2016
Update: After the recent July 4th fireworks displays around San Francisco Bay, Baykeeper volunteers found no fireworks debris along the shoreline. This was a big change after two recent fireworks shows, held as part of the Super Bowl festivities in January and February, resulted in large amounts of...
Blog Post: July 11, 2016
Eco Box Recycling, a debris removal and recycling facility in San Jose, recently agreed to keep contaminated rainwater from running off its site and into Coyote Creek, a tributary of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper learned about pollution from Eco Box via a tip we received to our Pollution Hotline. We...

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