Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: March 7, 2019
The Trump Administration has ordered federal biologists to speed up critical decisions about whether to send more water from Northern California to farmers in the Central Valley ... “It’s not science, basically,” says Jon Rosenfield, senior scientist with San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental...
BK In The News: March 7, 2019
San Francisco Baykeeper presented No Coal in Oakland with a Blue Rivet Award at their annual dinner on March 3.  These awards recognize Bay Area businesses, community groups, and individuals who have made a significant contribution to the health of San Francisco Bay.  As the rivets of the Golden...
Monthly Column: March 5, 2019
One day in 2011, Baykeeper staff was on a regular patrol of San Francisco Bay in our boat—when we came across something awful. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had placed huge, looming piles of dark black material at the edge of the water. Wind was blowing black dust from the piles...
Blog Post: March 1, 2019
The Baykeeper field team is out on the Bay, rain or shine. Earlier in the month, we patrolled the San Francisco waterfront and several shoreline facilities. The team discovered suspicious-looking runoff from an industrial facility, which we're investigating. Pictured below is Baykeeper Attorney Ben...
BK In The News: February 28, 2019
Today Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced his environmental bill package... “Unlike lighter oils that float and eventually evaporate, heavy non-floating oils sink, smothering wildlife,” says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper. “AB 936 helps prevent and...
Blog Post: February 15, 2019
Baykeeper regularly partners with LightHawk Conservation Flying to conduct aerial patrols. From aboard a small plane, we can monitor and document the Bay from above, complementing our patrols from the water with some extra perspective. On aerial patrol in January and February, Baykeeper monitored...
BK In The News: February 13, 2019
If the California Department of Transportation fails to clean up the heaps of garbage on Bay Area roadways that often end up in San Francisco Bay, it will be hit with fines. . . As a result of a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Baykeeper, San Jose agreed to invest $100 million over the next decade to...
E News: February 12, 2019
  Monthly Update for February 2019 Dirty dinosaurs lurking around the Bay Poor dredging practices harm Bay wetlands & kill fish Battle to stop coal pollution in the Bay Sewage spills in Sonoma hurt the Bay, creeks & wildlife Baykeeper Dinner registration open now Try our Anchor...
Blog Post: February 8, 2019
Dredgers in San Francisco Bay are using outdated dredging methods to keep shipping channels open. As a result, they are harming wetlands and killing endangered fish. The Army Corps of Engineers—which does about 70% of the Bay’s dredging—uses suction technology that vacuums up endangered fish. The...
Blog Post: February 7, 2019
In 2011, Baykeeper staff members were conducting a regular patrol on the Bay and came across a highly toxic polluting activity. A shipping terminal on the Richmond shoreline had put large piles of coal at the edge of the water, and wind was blowing black dust from the piles directly into the Bay....

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