Blog Post: April 10, 2018
A recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle highlights the city of San Francisco’s ongoing efforts to move 75,000 tons of sand to replenish Ocean Beach’s shrinking shoreline. Ocean Beach suffers from the highest rate of beach erosion in the state.
One cause of Ocean Beach erosion? Sand mining...
Blog Post: April 3, 2018
A lot of trash accumulates along Bay Area highways and freeways. Rain and wind can drive that trash into the Bay or into storm drains that empty into the Bay. Trash pollution blights views of the Bay, inhibits Bay recreation, and harms the Bay’s wildlife.
The California Department of Transportation...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2018
Update: As of April 5, the derelict boat has left Aquatic Park.
For months, a rundown sailboat has been illegally anchored in San Francisco Bay’s most sheltered swimming cove, Aquatic Park, off San Francisco’s northern shoreline.
Swimmers have called and emailed Baykeeper’s Pollution Hotline...
BK In The News: March 28, 2018
Six new committee members appointed to the Technical Advisory Commitee represent environmental non-governmental organizations, the petroleum industry, the railroad industry, the marine transportation industry and local government as outlined in the TAC bylaws... The new appointments include: Sejal...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors... A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the federal EPA on Monday to step in...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
The battle of Point Buckler Island isn’t over yet... Erica Maharg of San Francisco Baykeeper, which provided testimony at the agencies’ administrative hearings, says the nonprofit was “extremely disappointed and shocked by the trial court decision.”
E News: March 16, 2018
Marsh madness, safe habitat for endangered species, a new legal victory, and more
Monthly Update for March 2018
Derelict boat highlights Bay-wide problem
Fighting for safe habitat for endangered species
Marsh madness! Great Egrets nest for spring
Landfill agrees to stop polluting Coyote...
Featured Stories: March 15, 2018
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 43 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay.
These 43 victories include...
Blog Post: March 14, 2018
Baykeeper recently secured a new legal victory to stop the Newby Island landfill facility in Milpitas from releasing polluted runoff into tributaries of San Francisco Bay.
The Newby Island Resource Recovery Park is a landfill, compost, and material recovery facility located near the Bay shoreline....
Blog Post: March 13, 2018
In our ongoing advocacy to protect the Bay’s endangered wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators that a newly proposed location for shoreline habitat isn’t protective enough to support the species being displaced by development. Regulators and the project developer are proposing a site in the...