Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for July 2013

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San Francisco Baykeeper E-News
Monthly Update for July 2013
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Three New Victories to Stop Industrial Pollution of the Bay!

As a result of Baykeeper's latest Bay-Safe Industry campaign lawsuits, three more industrial facilities will stop illegally contaminating San Francisco Bay with heavy metals that harm fish.

Pacific Steel Casting Company in Berkeley, the nation's fourth-largest steel foundry, will no longer send toxic brownish water gushing toward the Bay during the rainy season.

GreenTeam of San Jose, a recycling facility, agreed to stop allowing its polluted storm water to run into the Guadalupe River, which flows into the Bay.

And Chinook salmon will have a better chance of survival in Coyote Creek, now that GreenWaste, also in San Jose, has agreed to keep its toxic runoff out of the creek, a Bay tributary.

Baykeeper's Bay-Safe Industry campaign is working to curb widespread toxic runoff from industrial facilities. So far we've won pollution cleanup at twelve facilities around the Bay Area. Read more about the Bay-Safe Industry campaign.

Volunteer as a 2013 Baykeeper Pollution Investigator

Would you like to help Baykeeper find out which industrial facilities are polluting San Francisco Bay? Become a Baykeeper 2013 Volunteer Pollution Investigator.

We're looking for volunteers who can work up to ten hours over the next year. Baykeeper will provide free training and the materials you'll need. Training sessions will be held in Oakland on July 27 and Fremont on July 30.

If you were trained as a Volunteer Pollution Investigator last year and want to continue, please plan to attend a training session this year. We have crucial new info to share.

Find out more about volunteering as a 2013 Pollution Investigator.

Celebrate Swimmable California Day on July 25th

The California Legislature has proclaimed July 25th as Swimmable California Day. The day recognizes Californians' right to water that is clean and safe for swimming, surfing, stand-up paddling, kiting, kayaking, diving, canoeing, floating, fishing, and play.

Baykeeper is joining our nine fellow California Waterkeeper organizations, and our statewide association, California Coastkeeper Alliance, to celebrate healthy California waters and the regulations that protect them. (Photo credit: DimitryB, Flickr/CC)

Join in by entering the Swimmable California Day photo contest. Take a photo of yourself, a friend, or a family member enjoying San Francisco Bay and upload it by July 31 to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #SwimmableCA and #SwimmableSFBay. A grand prize winner will be announced on August 1, as well as top entries for best swimmable pet, best swimmable youngsters, and wettest photo.

Learn more about Swimmable California Day.

Swim for the Bay on Sunday, October 20

Open water swimmers, are you looking for maximum exhilaration for a good cause? On Sunday, October 20, join Baykeeper for the fourth annual Swim for the Bay to benefit a healthy San Francisco Bay.

The Swim for the Bay is a noncompetitive 9-mile swim from the Golden Gate to the East Bay. Swimmers may participate on a relay team or solo. Registration cost is $100; each swimmer must raise an additional $300 for Baykeeper. And stay tuned for details on the post-swim party at the Dolphin Club!

Learn more and register for the Swim for the Bay on October 20.

Tips for Protecting the Bay As You Enjoy the Americas Cup

The 34th America's Cup sailing races are being held on San Francisco Bay from now until the championship races in September.

Baykeeper helped give these sailing races a legacy of less polluted storm water in the Bay. New pollution controls are now required on retrofits of San Francisco piers, as a result of our advocacy. (Photo credit: John Krzesinski, Flickr/CC)

If you're going to watch the races from a boat or from the shore, check out Baykeeper's tips for protecting the Bay as you enjoy the sailboats zooming by.

Baykeeper is Hiring! Finance and Operations Manager Needed

Join the Baykeeper team! We are seeking a Finance and Operations Manager to ensure the quality and integrity of our systems for finance, administration, human resources, and operations.

We're looking for candidates with accounting acumen, impeccable attention to detail and accuracy, and knowledge of GAAP. An advanced degree in nonprofit management, finance, or business administration is preferred. This is an excellent opportunity to join our small, highly effective organization, and use your skills to help protect San Francisco Bay.

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