Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: January 11, 2011
If you're a resident of San Francisco, check out this special SFPUC program to help you reduce water consumption and storm water pollution to the Bay by installing a rainwater harvesting system. SFPUC is offering discounted rain barrels and cisterns for residents, businesses and schools, and for...
Blog Post: January 6, 2011
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 120 Bay Area commercial fishermen will receive $3.6 million in a settlement with the companies that owned and operated the Cosco Busan container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. The 2007 spill harmed many local fish populations...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2011
As cold and flu season approaches, we’re apt to have a bigger impact on the Bay than usual. We know that our municipal governments provide sewage treatment that is supposed to protect the Bay, and—except in cases of overflows—our treatment technology does a pretty good job on bacteria and pathogens...
BK In The News: December 22, 2010
New research from the University of San Francisco has zeroed in on a way to limit the amount of mercury entering the food chain in San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: December 20, 2010
Although the number of salmon spawning in local creeks has dropped precipitiously over the past several years, this season there is some good news for these migrating fish. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that biologists have counted greater numbers of endangered wild coho salmon returning to...
Blog Post: December 17, 2010
The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported on EPA's announcement of a decrease in the amount of toxic chemicals released by heavy industry in the state of California. Read the article here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/16/BAKO1GROU1.DTL#ixzz18PAa87Rf. According to the...
Blog Post: December 15, 2010
Thank you to everyone who took action last month to end fish kills at California power plants – our advocacy was successful! The State Water Board has rejected an industry appeal trying to overturn the new policy that will phase out the use of once-through cooling at California power plants. In...
Blog Post: December 14, 2010
With the arrival of the rainy season, the Baykeeper staff has been busy collecting samples of storm water to test for pollution. And we need volunteers who can help! During the rainy season, pollutants from streets, homes, parking lots, commercial centers and industrial sites all get washed into...
E News: December 13, 2010
Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's December E-News Baykeeper Launches New Website – Check out www.baykeeper.org Volunteers Needed to Collect Storm Water Samples During the Rainy Season Take Action this Week for a Sound Climate Change Policy in the Bay A New Win for Ending Fish Kills at...
Blog Post: December 13, 2010
Over the last several months Baykeeper has been speaking up in favor of the sea level rise policy currently being considered by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). This Friday, December 17, BCDC will close the written comment period for the draft policy, and...

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