Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
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.
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...

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