Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
San Jose Mercury News | August 20, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Time is running out for Caltrans in its marathon pursuit of permits needed to implode the largest underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge before the costs rise. . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren said he still has "a lot of concern about debris and dust dispersed through the water." Baykeeper is working with Caltrans on...
Sna Francisco Examiner | August 20, 2015 | Sediment Mgmt
San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in an appeals court next week in what may be the group’s final legal effort to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued the California State Lands Commission after the commission approved leases for private companies to mine sand in the Bay in amounts that contribute to erosion...
CBS SF Bay Area | August 20, 2015 | Wildlife & Habitat
Caltrans is seeking permits to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge with explosives, a procedure that could be dangerous to native marine mammals, . . Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren is concerned that the implosion could throw concrete debris into the surrounding bay water and affect the water quality.
The Globe and Mail | July 27, 2015 | Sediment Mgmt
For years, sand has been one of the world’s most sought-after commodities. A decades-long construction boom in many of the world’s mega-cities has created insatiable demand. But in recent years, another industry has ignited a frenzy of new demand for the ancient commodity. Hydraulic fracking, the process of extracting natural gas by injecting...
Sail World | July 10, 2015 | Bay Recreation
2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup Tour – Beginning July 30, the country’s largest kiting event of the year will take place on San Francisco Bay: the third stop of the event, featuring a fleet of highly competitive kitefoil racers from around the world. . . Event organizers have agreed to donate all proceeds to San Francisco Baykeeper, which endeavors to keep...
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.

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