Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
Courthouse News Service | July 3, 2015 | Sediment Mgmt
The Army Corps of Engineers' dredging of 11 navigation channels in San Francisco Bay will erode the shore and put endangered fish at risk, an environmental group claims in court.  San Francisco Baykeeper seeks writ of mandate compelling the San Francisco Region of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board to set aside its approval of the...
Lamorinda Patch | July 1, 2015 | Water Resources
For every California resident who has wanted to say something to a neighbor wasting water by overwatering their lawn or leaving a hose running, a Bay Area environmental group has an suggestion: leave a friendly note. San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group that works to protect the water quality of the Bay, today released a water conservation...
CBS SF Bay Area | June 30, 2015 | Water Resources
In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses. Baykeeper released a water conservation reminder note that lets residents can print and attach to a neighbor’s mailbox when they see water...
KQED Science | June 22, 2015 | Bay-Safe Industry
Trains heaped with coal pass through Richmond every week on their way to the city’s port. In Parchester Village, a largely black and Latino neighborhood in northwestern Richmond, residents say coal dust blows off the open mounds, covering the grass and coating their screen doors. . . Three years ago, San Francisco Baykeeper sued the Levin-Richmond...
KRON 4 TV | June 18, 2015 | Bay Recreation
(KRON/BCN) — Three of California’s most bacteria-laden beaches are located here in the Bay Area. . . Ian Wren, a staff scientist at the environmental non-profit organization, San Francisco Baykeeper, said the failures at the Bay Area beaches could largely be attributed to sewer infrastructure failure and storm water runoff.
India West | June 9, 2015 | About Baykeeper
SAN FRANCISO, Calif. — San Francisco Baykeeper, the premiere watchdog of the water quality of San Francisco Bay, recently announced that its new executive director is Sejal Choksi-Chugh. The Indian American attorney has been an organizational leader on staff for 13 years, most recently serving as program director, and for the last several months,...
San Francisco Chronicle | June 1, 2015 | Bay Recreation
A small platoon of water conservationists swam, sailed and paddled into McCovey Cove on Sunday, promoting efforts to clean up San Francisco Bay so that recreational sports clubs can keep using it. . . “That’s our swimming pool,” said Jeff Russell, who braved the chilly course in a blue Speedo. Russell chairs the board of San Francisco Baykeeper,...
KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area | May 21, 2015 | Oil Spills
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As the cleanup of a massive oil spill near Santa Barbara continues, crews are making use of some lessons learned after a big spill in San Francisco Bay several years ago. According to Sejal Choksi-Chugh of Baykeeper, “The spill in Santa Barbara is definitely a wakeup call to the bay area to make sure we’re ready for the...
CBS SF Bay Area | April 28, 2015 | Oil Spills
A new kind of cargo is heading into the Bay Area by ship, called tar sands crude, the dirtiest crude on the planet. "This is a product that sinks. Its very heavy,” said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper Interim Executive Director. “If it spills, it’s going to instantaneously cover the bottom of the Bay which will almost automatically kill everything...
Vallejo Times Herald | April 16, 2015 | Wetland Protection
A small group of people shut down a construction site Wednesday morning, protesting the dumping of dirt on a parcel of land off of Harbor Way, which they said would encroach on nearby wetlands. . . Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco BayKeeper, said that he was told the construction would stay at least 100 feet away from the wetlands...

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