Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for August 21, 2008

Baykeeper is Stopping Sewage Spills to the Bay

Baykeeper is pressing forward in our campaign to end sewage contamination in the Bay. We’re standing up for your health and the health of the Bay. (And offering free concert tickets. Keep reading!)

Success in Burlingame

Baykeeper reached a successful settlement with the City of Burlingame to end the City's sewage spills to the Bay. Burlingame – one of the worst sewage polluters in the Bay Area – has agreed to substantially improve its sewer system and end illegal discharges to the Bay. Read the San Francisco Chronicle piece about our victory in Burlingame.

New Suits to Prevent Sewage Spills

Baykeeper filed suit against the Town of Hillsborough and the Burlingame Hills area of San Mateo County, which are also spilling sewage into the Bay and contributing to Burlingame's overflow problems. Read more about our work toward a comprehensive end to sewage pollution from San Mateo County.

Your contributions will help us ensure that Burlingame and other Bay Area sewage treatment plants stop dumping raw sewage into the Bay. Please make a donation today. Thank you for your support of our efforts!

Slow Food Rocks for Baykeeper Supporters

Our national partner, the Waterkeeper Alliance, is joining with the slow food movement to put on the Slow Food Rocks Music Festival at Fort Mason on Labor Day weekend. The movement highlights how environmental issues like water quality impact the sustainability of food.

Baykeeper members can get free tickets to Slow Food Rocks by emailing volunteer@baykeeper.org. Tickets are limited, so act fast! Baykeeper supporters can also get 20% off the ticket cost when you enter the promotional code WATERKEEPER at checkout. We hope to see you there!