E News: April 10, 2014
Monthly Update for April 2014
You're Invited to Baykeeper's 25th Anniversary Party on May 15
Swim, Kayak, Row, SUP, or Sail in the Bay Parade on June 14
Spring Tips for a Healthy Bay and Healthy You
Meet Baykeeper Volunteer Pollution Investigator Helen Dickson
25th Anniversary Flash from...
Blog Post: April 9, 2014
When Helen Dickson moved to the Bay Area a year ago, one of the first things she did was to contact Baykeeper and offer to be a Volunteer Pollution Investigator. Since then, she has not only tracked down potential industrial polluters, she’s also helped Baykeeper coordinate our volunteer...
Blog Post: April 9, 2014
By Mike Herz, Baykeeper Founder
Just a few months after Baykeeper’s founding in 1989, we received an anonymous tip about illegal dredging that led to a covert investigation, media scandal, retaliatory damage to the Baykeeper boat, a criminal investigation, and finally, jail time for the offenders....
Featured Stories: April 9, 2014
As the warm-weather recreation season gets underway, Baykeeper presents tips to protect both your health and the health of San Francisco Bay.
When You’re Along or On the Bay
Use mineral sunscreens, but avoid nanoparticles. Most chemical sunscreens contain dangerous compounds like oxybenzone and...
BK In The News: April 3, 2014
Ironically, precisely at the moment that San Francisco ceased to be a working port and a food source for large numbers of residents, the people of the Bay Area learned to see the bay as something more than a highway for shipping, a waste of prime real estate, or a dumping ground.
Bay Crossings Column: April 1, 2014
Drought’s impact on San Francisco Bay is varied, but fish get hit the hardest.
Salmon and steelhead swim into the bay from the ocean, then swim up rivers or creeks to spawn, depositing the eggs that become the next fish generation. Historically, despite periodic droughts, during spawning season the...
BK In The News: March 20, 2014
SAN JOSE -- In a move that could cost San Jose thousands of dollars in fines and lead to punitive cleanup orders, state wildlife officials have filed an environmental complaint against the city, claiming it's violating pollution laws for failing to adequately clean up homeless encampments along...
E News: March 13, 2014
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Blog Post: March 12, 2014
Joining with a coalition of environmental groups, Baykeeper recently helped scuttle a proposal by developers for a new facility to export coal from the Port of Oakland. Coal breaks apart easily, forming dust that contains mercury, arsenic, uranium, and other toxic substances. Transporting millions...
Featured Stories: March 11, 2014
Marine Express, Inc., an Alameda company that repairs and services ships, agreed last week to install controls to keep toxic substances from running off its shoreline facility into San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Marine Express after documenting pollution from...