Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: April 23, 2015
What happens when we use consumer products that can harm water quality and wildlife? Some of them end up in the Bay. Wastewater that goes down your toilet, sink, and shower drain is sent to a wastewater treatment plant that removes many toxic pollutants. But some contaminants are not removed, and...
Blog Post: April 23, 2015
McHugh Auto Wrecking in Concord recently agreed to make significant changes to its site in order to keep the auto dismantler’s toxic runoff from polluting San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on McHugh Auto Wrecking’s self-reported sampling of storm water...
Featured Stories: April 20, 2015
Poseidon Vineyard has officially released the 2014 vintage of the acclaimed Rosé for the Bay in honor of San Francisco Baykeeper. 100% of the winery proceeds will be donated to support Baykeeper’s work for a healthy San Francisco Bay. Peter Molnar, vintner of Rosé for the Bay, is a member of...
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...
E News: April 15, 2015
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Blog Post: April 15, 2015
Baykeeper’s Sejal Choksi-Chugh Receives Environmental Leadership Award Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper’s Program Director and Interim Executive Director, was honored on April 9 with the UC Berkeley Law Ecology Law Quarterly’s annual Environmental Leadership Award. The Ecology Law Quarterly is...
Featured Stories: April 14, 2015
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 26 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 26 victories include...
Blog Post: April 10, 2015
In the 25th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Cole Brothers Auto Wrecking, an auto dismantling facility in Oakland, recently agreed to implement controls to protect San Francisco Bay from the company’s contaminated runoff.  Cole Brothers had been allowing rain to come into contact...
Blog Post: April 7, 2015
Residential water use in the Bay Area averaged 58 gallons per person per day this February, making it the most water efficient urban region in the state. Compared with February 2013, however, consumption was reduced by only 8% - a far cry from Governor Brown's recent 25% mandatory target. To help...
Monthly Column: April 2, 2015
A small remote-controlled boat, mounted with an innovative camera, has been cruising with Baykeeper’s pollution patrol boat recently along the San Francisco Bay shore. We’re creating a new tool to help protect the bay from sea level rise, the San Francisco Bay Shore View Project. As global climate...

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