Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: June 1, 2017
Do you love San Francisco Bay? Do you want to see the Bay pollution-free, with healthy wildlife? Do you want to support a powerful local cause? Then mark your calendar for the fourth annual Bay Parade on Sunday, July 9, when you can join San Francisco Baykeeper on the water for an unforgettable day...
BK In The News: June 1, 2017
... Baykeeper, a local nonprofit that regularly patrols the San Francisco Bay by boat, had noticed the problem but not the extent. “That was more than we’d ever thought,” said Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh, adding that MARAD was “using the Bay as a junkyard.”
BK In The News: May 30, 2017
A deluge of trash is flowing through Oakland’s storm drains and depositing so much litter in San Francisco Bay that regulators are threatening to levy fines... A path Estes would like to avoid is one followed by San Jose, which last June agreed to pay $100 million over the next decade to settle a...
E News: May 23, 2017
Fighting trash in Oakland, preventing oil spills, investigating shark deaths, and more   Monthly Update for May 2017 New bill to protect the Bay from tar sands oil spills The Delta tunnels: expensive, harmful & unnecessary Fighting Oakland's Bay trash problem Monitoring Bay sharks in...
Blog Post: May 23, 2017
The proposed Delta Tunnels project is once again threatening the health of San Francisco Bay. After decades of excessive water diversions, San Francisco Bay and the larger Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are starving for fresh water. The situation is harming fish, birds, plants, and people throughout...
Blog Post: May 18, 2017
San Francisco Baykeeper is sponsoring a state bill to protect San Francisco Bay from tar sands oil spills. The bill, SB 709, would protect California waterways from spills of tar sands oil and other “non-floating” oils that are particularly difficult to clean up. Currently, oil spill cleanup...
Blog Post: May 11, 2017
Over 40 years ago, before Baykeeper was founded as the Bay’s pollution watchdog, San Francisco Bay was treated as a cesspool receiving untreated wastewater from cities along the Bay. Swimmers and wildlife in the Bay were frequently exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins that made them sick.  As a...
Blog Post: May 3, 2017
The challenges facing San Francisco Bay—and the opportunity for a bigger movement for the environment to come together—set the stage for Baykeeper’s 2nd Annual Water Forum on April 24. The theme was Water Policy and Bay Protection in the New Federal Era. Our speakers, Jared Huffman, member of...
BK In The News: May 3, 2017
Seven years after San Carlos promised to reduce the number of city sewer overflows in a settlement agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit has deemed the city’s sewer system improvements meet its standards for protecting Bay Area waterways. Increasing the size of more than 18,000 feet...
Monthly Column: May 2, 2017
Twenty-one Bay Area industrial facilities used to contaminate San Francisco Bay every time it rained. But this year, during the record rains, these sites didn’t pollute the Bay, thanks to Baykeeper and our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign. The types of industrial facilities that cleaned up their sites...

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