Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: November 1, 2018
Baykeeper will be attending this year's Open Water Summit - and you can, too!   Come celebrate with your aquatic family. Swim with world record holder Aaron Peirsol, meet UN Ambassador to the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, relive Skylandia Beach at the Trans Tahoe Happy Hour, keep Tahoe Blue with a silent...
E News: October 19, 2018
Sand, safe fish, Baykeeper's voter guide, and more Monthly Update for October 2018 Preparing the Bay for sea level rise with ShoreView San Francisco water agency sides with Trump The Bay's sand should be protected—not sold for a profit San Francisco: Vote Yes on Measure A seawall repair San...
Blog Post: October 17, 2018
People who eat fish caught in San Francisco Bay are exposed to toxic substances because polluters regularly contaminate the Bay with dangerous substances like mercury, dioxins, and PCBs.  The Bay Area is home to native tribes whose members follow traditional fishing practices and people who...
Blog Post: October 16, 2018
A multinational corporation is mining the Bay’s sand to sell it for profit, and it’s harming Ocean Beach and other Bay Area beaches and wetlands. California is currently allowing Lehigh Hanson, Inc., to harvest 1.5 million cubic yards of Bay sand per year, far outpacing the amount that naturally...
Blog Post: October 15, 2018
San Francisco’s Embarcadero seawall—the manmade barrier between the city and San Francisco Bay—is crumbling. Baykeeper supports a bond measure on the ballot in San Francisco this November to repair it. Built in the 1850s, San Francisco’s 3-mile seawall can’t withstand another century of wind, rain...
BK In The News: October 12, 2018
One early morning in 2016, San Francisco Baykeeper’s pollution hotline began ringing frantically. Concerned swimmers and beachgoers reported trash littering the shoreline and wanted to know what could be done. Our field investigator monitored the area during one of our regular boat patrols, and our...
Blog Post: October 10, 2018
San Jose’s creeks and rivers have some of the worst trash and bacteria pollution in the Bay Area. When Baykeeper first discovered the city’s high pollution levels several years ago, San Jose was not addressing the root causes related to their faulty storm water system. Our Staff Scientist...
BK In The News: October 4, 2018
It’s been a battle, but water quality in San Francisco Bay is finally showing improvement thanks to years of aggressive environmental interventions. One of the groups noticing the difference—and making it happen—is the San Francisco Baykeeper. Ian Wren, the Staff Scientist from the Baykeeper, spoke...
Monthly Column: October 2, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s water level is expected to rise over the coming decades. Even using the moderate estimates of three feet over the next eighty years, the resulting damage could resemble the recent hurricane-caused havoc on the East Coast. Scientists estimate the cost in the Bay Area of a major...
Press Release: October 1, 2018
(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local governments responsible for shoreline adaptation, don’t know what that will mean.  ShoreView, a new way...

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