Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Healthy levels of fresh water are vital for San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Without sufficient flows through these waterways, toxic algae spread, fish die, and pollutants accumulate. Lack of healthy flows are already resulting in record low numbers of native fish like...
BK In The News: November 12, 2018
The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Bennett Horenstein, a longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official, to become its new general manager... Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he worked with Horenstein for a nearly five-year period while...
Blog Post: November 10, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, like meat drippings, grease, and buttery gravies. When dumped...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2018
If you’ve travelled by plane over the Bay Area, you may have seen the bright red, orange, and yellow ponds in south San Francisco Bay. They look pretty and calm, but they’re actually the site of a battle between those who want to restore the area to wetlands and large corporate interests...
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 18, 2018
In early October, from our patrol boat, the Baykeeper team observed a company in Alameda dumping construction waste directly into the Bay. We reached out to the company to bring it to their attention and make sure that they change their behavior. "It's illegal for companies to treat the Bay...
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...

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