Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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! Saturday, Feb...
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Many of the Bay Area's sewer pipes and processing plants are so outdated that spills are a given every time big storms overwhelm the draining systems.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...
BK In The News: January 22, 2010
More than 23 sewage overflows fouled the region this week, said Sara Aminzadeh of San Francisco Baykeeper, causing the closure of five beaches in San Francisco, including Baker and Ocean.
E News: January 21, 2010
Heavy Rains Trigger Sewer System Breakdowns Across the Bay Area Victory! Court Rules that Ghost Fleet is Illegally Polluting the Bay Help Protect Protect the Bay from Invasive Kelp Take Action Against Power Plants that Harm the Bay Support Baykeeper's Work to Defend the Bay Heavy Rains...

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