Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for June 17, 2009

KQED Quest Features Baykeeper Sejal Choksi

A recent KQED Quest program on sewage spills in San Francisco Bay features our very own Sejal Choksi, Baykeeper and Director of Programs.

KQEDQuestVideo

Sejal explains the problem with sewage treatment facilities in the Bay Area and how Baykeeper is working to protect the Bay from sewage pollution. Click here to watch the video on our website.

2008 Annual Report Now Online

2008 Annual ReportWe're pleased to announce the release of Baykeeper's annual report of our work to protect San Francisco Bay from July 2007 to June 2008. Highlights include successful initiatives to:

  • improve oil spill response policies after the Cosco Busan oil spill of November 2007;
  • reduce sewage spills in San Mateo County;
  • set the stage to force a cleanup of the decaying Ghost Fleet in Suisun Bay; and
  • advocate for the protection of fish and marine wildlife from destructive power plants around the Bay and Delta.

Thank you to all the committed supporters who made this work possible – we couldn't have done it without you! Click here to view our 2008 Annual Report.

Baykeeper Summit on Abandoned Boats

Thursday, June 25, 1-5 pm
Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters, San Jose

Baykeeper is sponsoring a summit on the issue of abandoned boats in the San Francisco Bay and Delta. We're helping bring together legislators, regulators, enforcement agencies, harbormasters and marina operators to discuss the challenges of addressing the environmental hazards caused by abandoned boats. If you're interested in helping us solve the Bay's abandoned boats problem, please RSVP to sara@baykeeper.org.

Baykeeper is also sponsoring a bill that will help prevent abandoned vessels from polluting the Bay and Delta by encouraging responsible disposal. Get more information about Baykeeper's work to address pollution from abandoned boats.

SalmonAid2009 SalmonAid: Show Your Support for Salmon!

Saturday & Sunday, June 20 & 21, 12-8 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
www.salmonaid.org

SalmonAid is a free festival celebrating wild salmon and steelhead as an essential part of our culture, cuisine, economy and ecology. Come out for live music, delicious food and to learn about how to protect these important fish. Plus, a portion of the proceeds benefit our partner to the north, Klamath Riverkeeper.

You can also read more about a new report issued last week on the detrimental impacts of water diversions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta on California's salmon. Read more about Baykeeper's work as part of a coalition fighting to protect the health of salmon in the Bay and Delta.

Help Launch Our Third Decade of Bay Protection

20th AnniversaryBaykeeper is celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year! Since 1989, we’ve been the pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay, strengthening clean water laws and holding polluters accountable. Help us continue to protect the Bay from pollution by making a tax-deductible gift to Baykeeper today.

You can also become a Bay Steward with sustaining gifts to Baykeeper. Bay Stewards make regular monthly or quarterly gifts that help Baykeeper save money on administrative costs, so your support goes even further to help protect San Francisco Bay. Find out more about signing up to make monthly gifts to Baykeeper.

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