Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: June 25, 2015
What can you do if you see a lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one around?  Now, there’s a friendly way to remind neighbors about the need to conserve water during California’s fourth year of severe drought. Baykeeper has...
Blog Post: June 24, 2015
State legislation sponsored by Baykeeper, a bill that would have protected wildlife and San Francisco Bay waters from the impacts of toxic chemical spills, was recently killed by budget-cutting legislators. Senate Bill 718 was inspired by the January release of a mysterious sticky gray substance...
BK In The News: June 22, 2015
Trains heaped with coal pass through Richmond every week on their way to the city’s port. In Parchester Village, a largely black and Latino neighborhood in northwestern Richmond, residents say coal dust blows off the open mounds, covering the grass and coating their screen doors. . . Three years...
BK In The News: June 18, 2015
(KRON/BCN) — Three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area. . . Ian Wren, a staff scientist at the environmental non-profit organization, San Francisco Baykeeper, said the failures at the Bay Area beaches could largely be attributed to sewer infrastructure...
E News: June 18, 2015
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's June E-News. Monthly Update for June 2015 The Second Annual Bay Parade Was a Big Success for the Bay Most Bay Area Beaches are Safe in Dry Weather Baykeeper Advocates for Dredging Changes to Protect the Bay and Ocean Beach 27th Victory in Baykeeper's Bay...
Blog Post: June 17, 2015
It’s safe to go in the water at most Bay Area beaches when the weather’s dry, according to the Annual Beach Report Card released today. A few Bay Area beaches have clean water even during wet weather. But at several local beaches, the water is too polluted to go in, in both wet weather and dry. The...
BK In The News: June 9, 2015
SAN FRANCISO, Calif. — San Francisco Baykeeper, the premiere watchdog of the water quality of San Francisco Bay, recently announced that its new executive director is Sejal Choksi-Chugh. The Indian American attorney has been an organizational leader on staff for 13 years, most recently serving as...
Blog Post: June 4, 2015
In the 27th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Marin Sanitary Service in San Rafael recently agreed to improve its site to protect San Francisco Bay from contaminated runoff. Baykeeper brought suit under the Clean Water Act based on the company’s reports of pollution in storm water...
Blog Post: June 3, 2015
On June 4, Baykeeper advocated before the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging to reduce erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protect endangered species. However, BCDC voted to issue permits for the continuation of maintenance...
Blog Post: June 2, 2015
More than 100 swimmers, sailors, stand-up paddle boarders, surfers, kayakers, and rowers—along with Bay enthusiasts on the Hornblower hybrid ferry, the classic sailing schooner Freda B, and the Baykeeper pollution patrol boat—paraded on the water in the second annual Bay Parade on Sunday May 31. It...

Pages