Monthly Column: March 1, 2010
Slow drains are the first sign of trouble. A baby opossum in the potty is a real warning sign, though. Yes, my 1928 home had the original sectional terra cotta sewer pipes, and earthquakes and tree roots had left large openings in the pipes. A den of adolescent possums apparently had...
BK In The News: February 23, 2010
Environmentalists hailed the court's decision not to review a year-old ruling requiring farmers to secure Clean Water Act approval for the use of pesticides already permitted under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. U.S. EPA is now reviewing the National Pollutant Discharge...
Press Release: February 23, 2010
Frequent sewage spills in San Carlos will soon be reduced through a new agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper to make substantial improvements to sewage operations. The pollution watchdog group sued the City in December after investigations revealed that San Carlos spills thousands of gallons of...
BK In The News: February 21, 2010
The flow of untreated sewage that pours into the Bay every rainy season could finally be curtailed by a new state law and a string of lawsuits. San Francisco Baykeeper began launching lawsuits last year against scores of sanitation districts as part of a concerted campaign to slow the...
E News: February 17, 2010
Volunteer Training This Saturday! Help Fight Invasive Kelp
Baykeeper's Sewage Spill Reporting Garners Attention
Delta Smelt Protected from More Pumping
Support Baykeeper's Work to Defend the Bay
Help Fight Invasive Kelp in the Bay
Join us for a volunteer training this Saturday!
BK In The News: February 14, 2010
In the first hour a debate on the status of Pluto on the eightieth anniversary of its discovery. In the second hour saving the Bay from sewage when the rains overwhelm treatment plants. A round table discussion with reps from EBMUD, SFPUC, EPA, and Baykeeper.
Blog Post: February 4, 2010
See the recent San Francisco Chronicle article about sewage spills in San Francisco Bay.
Heavy storms in recnet week have caused multiple sewage spills and treatment facility overflows that are polluting waterways and closing beaches. Approximately 630,000 gallons have been discharged from 47...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2010
The Audubon Society’s Annual Christmas Bird Count is citizen science in action, an effort to collect information about bird populations across the Western Hemisphere to help guide conservation action by groups like San Francisco Baykeeper. Every year, during the last days of December,...
BK In The News: January 31, 2010
Many of the Bay Area's sewer pipes and processing plants are so outdated that spills are a given every time big storms overwhelm the draining systems. Spills happen "all over the bay," Baykeeper policy analyst Sara Aminzadeh said on the organization's boat last week.
Press Release: January 28, 2010
Today, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a complaint in federal district court to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement action against six East Bay cities and one sewage district for illegal sewage spills. This enforcement action is the culmination of years of Baykeeper...