Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: July 23, 2018
If you’ve spent time on San Francisco Bay you’ve probably seen dredging in action in the form of large barges scooping up mud from the Bay floor. Dredgers perform an essential function: they clear channels for large ships to keep them from getting stuck in the Bay’s shallow waters. But there’s a...
BK In The News: July 23, 2018
As a recovering lawyer, I wasn't professionally trained in development when I became an executive director three years ago, yet my Board expected me to get to work fundraising...fast. When I began exploring the field, I quickly learned there are a lot of recognized best practices. One of the most...
BK In The News: July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The quality of the water in San Francisco Bay is showing improvement after decades of aggressive ongoing environmental initiatives. SF Baykeeper is one of several bay water watchdogs reporting an improvement. "In the 1960's it was really bad before clean water acts," said...
BK In The News: July 18, 2018
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s...
BK In The News: July 16, 2018
Chronicle photographers captured images ranging from the inauguration of London Breed at San Francisco’s City Hall, the fifth annual Bay Parade in San Francisco and the opening of the California Trail exhibit at the Oakland Zoo.  
BK In The News: July 15, 2018
The amazing thing about the 35 people who swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay on Sunday — besides that they swam for miles in the San Francisco Bay — is that they came out of the water soiled only by saltwater. Maybe some seaweed...  Baykeeper’s fifth annual Bay Parade is expected to raise $100...
Featured Stories: July 11, 2018
Baykeeper recently hosted two National Geographic researchers aboard the Baykeeper boat for two days of collecting samples of plastic pollution in San Francisco Bay. The data from the samples will be compiled for National Geographic’s multi-year Planet or Plastic? initiative. U.C. Santa Cruz ocean...
BK In The News: July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt, President Trump’s administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after facing months of allegations over legal and ethical violations... “If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say Trump’s administration is probably thrilled to have Wheeler,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
Monthly Column: July 3, 2018
We were on the Baykeeper boat for a pollution patrol recently when I noticed something surprising. The stockpiles of toxic black coal that usually tower along the Richmond shoreline were the smallest I’d seen in my 15 years on patrol. I’d expected coal stockpiles to be even higher than in the past...
Featured Stories: July 3, 2018
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...

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