Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: May 2, 2018
The public works department has failed to address larger problems with its sewers. And raw sewage continues to flow into waterways... Erica Maharg, the managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental organization that is party to the consent decree, was at last week's committee...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2018
If you’re a Bay Area voter, congratulations! Your vote has begun making a difference for San Francisco Bay. Two years ago, an overwhelming majority of Bay Area voters showed how much they love the Bay by passing Measure AA. The measure created new funding for the restoration of the Bay’s wetlands...
Blog Post: May 1, 2018
Baykeeper Staff Attorney Ben Eichenberg recently took representatives from the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Mayor's Office on an aerial patrol of the Bay. The aerial perspective helped illustrate how sand mining in San Francisco Bay is connected to erosion at San Francisco’s...
BK In The News: April 19, 2018
Earth Day is this weekend!  How will you celebrate or acknowledge the day? Will it be at a beach clean up?  Or helping your local recycling centers? If you’re not actively planning to go anywhere, will you take a shorter shower?  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth? ... For this Earth Day...
BK In The News: April 18, 2018
A local environmental watchdog group says it has reached a legal settlement with operators of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park landfill to curb toxic runoff into local waterways. Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said in an interview last month that in the four...
E News: April 13, 2018
Monthly Update for April 2018 New legislation to prevent offshore oil drilling The harmful Delta Tunnels project takes a big step forward Pushing to reduce roadside trash that pollutes the Bay Protecting sand in the Bay to preserve Ocean Beach Help end plastic pollution this Earth Day New...
Blog Post: April 11, 2018
In a surprise policy shift this January, the federal administration announced that it was going to open almost all US coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. Based on Baykeeper’s decades of experience dealing with oil spills in San Francisco Bay, we know if this action moves forward, it will pose...
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...

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