Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for October 2013

 

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Be a Part of the Swim for the Bay on October 20

On October 20, more than 25 intrepid swimmers will swim 9 miles from the Golden Gate to Emeryville in the 4th annual Swim for the Bay! Some swim solo, others in relay teams—but all swim to raise funds for Baykeeper's work to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. (Photo credit: Susanne Friedrich).

Support a swimmer today. Make a donation to a swimmer's fundraising page, and help them reach their fundraising targets by October 20. So far, the swimmers have collectively raised more than $16,000 for Baykeeper! Thank you to our dedicated swimmers and to the generous donors who have gotten them this far. Please make your gift to support a Swim for the Bay swimmer today!

And when you make a gift to a swimmer, you can opt for tickets to the Swim for the Bay 2013 Party at the Dolphin Club! To make the fun available to more people, we are now offering tickets at both $25 and $50. Join us to celebrate the accomplishment of the Swim for the Bay swimmers and support Baykeeper's mission to protect San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a delicious seafood dinner with beer and wine from local purveyors, and take part in our silent auction for fantastic prizes.

The Swim for the Bay Party is on October 20, 5-8 PM, at the Dolphin Club, 502 Jefferson St., San Francisco. Register to attend now. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Want to pitch in to help with the swim or dinner? We need volunteers in Emeryville for the swim landing and for the dinner in the afternoon and evening. Find out how you can help.

Donate to support a swimmer and register for the party at www.baykeeper.org/swimforthebay.

Baykeeper Opposes Plan to Expand Bay Area Oil Refineries

Chevron refinery in RichmondBaykeeper is working to halt the oil industry's plans for a major expansion of oil refineries along San Francisco Bay. The expanded refineries are slated to process millions of barrels of oil for export to other states and countries.

A significant increase in oil storage and processing along the Bay's shores could drastically raise the risk of oil spills into the Bay and its watershed. As Bay levels rise due to global climate change, these facilities could also be flooded, causing even more pollution in the Bay. (Photo of Chevron refinery in Richmond, photo credit: Flickred!)

For these reasons, Baykeeper recently told Pittsburg city officials that we strongly oppose the WesPac Pittsburg Energy Infrastructure Project, a crude oil terminal and storage facility proposed for a 178–acre site on the shore of Suisun Bay, a San Francisco Bay inlet.

Read more about our opposition to WesPac and proposed oil export facilities on the Bay's shoreline.

Baykeeper is Hiring! Become Our Managing Attorney

Baykeeper seeks a Managing Attorney to oversee our citizen suit enforcement docket. This is a leadership position instrumental in fostering the continued success of Baykeeper's legal program.

The Managing Attorney will serve as lead in-house counsel, managing a complex and active docket of cases. The position includes providing strong legal representation for Baykeeper in environmental citizen suits through all phases of litigation, including settlement negotiations, pleading, discovery, motion practice, briefing, hearing, and appeal.

Baykeeper offers extremely competitive salary and benefits and excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement. This is a great opportunity to join our small, highly effective organization, and put your legal skills to work for the Bay.

Read the Managing Attorney job description and learn how to apply for this position.

Baykeeper's Fall/Winter Newsletter in Mailboxes This Week

The Fall/Winter issue of Baykeeper News hits mailboxes this week! Read about Baykeeper finishing our cleanup of toxic debris from Point Molate Beach in Richmond. Plus, you can find out about our latest victories in our Bay-Safe Industry Campaign to keep contaminated industrial runoff from polluting San Francisco Bay.

Ever wonder how we compel industrial facilities to stop allowing pollutants from their site to run into the Bay? We let you in on how we do it, step by step. Plus, find out about sewer agencies that are doing their part to keep spills of raw and undertreated sewage out of the Bay–and some that are falling down on the job.

You can see a pdf version of Baykeeper's Fall/Winter 2013 print newsletter here. To request a copy of Baykeeper News by mail, please email info@baykeeper.org.

Thanks, Wine & Spirits Magazine and Trainer Communications!

Two great companies are holding benefits for Baykeeper this month.

Wine & Spirits Magazine is donating funds raised at their acclaimed annual Top 100 Tasting. The October 15 event will offer wines from the year's top 100 wineries, along with gourmet, locally-grown food, and bites from notable restaurants—all for the cause of protecting clean water.

Trainer Communications is donating proceeds from its second annual Media SharkTank event. On October 17, Trainer Communications—a public relations, marketing, and social media agency—brings CEOs and executive spokespersons together to pitch their company's story to a panel of broadcast and business press journalists. The media "sharks" give the CEOs and executives valuable feedback.

Thanks, Wine & Spirits Magazine and Trainer Communications, for supporting Baykeeper's work toward a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay!

Find out more about Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting and Media SharkTank.