Baykeeper's Special E-Newsletter for January 2015

Welcome to San Francisco Baykeeper's Special Edition January E-News.

San Francisco Baykeeper E-News
Special Update for January 2015
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Responding to Bay Birds Coated with Toxic Substance

Last week Baykeeper helped coordinate a search and rescue effort for hundreds of birds injured by a sticky substance spilled or dumped into San Francisco Bay.

More than 500 seabirds and shorebirds have been contaminated, and at least 200 of those have died. The substance has not yet been identified, and no more birds have been contaminated this week. Read about the recent release of some of the birds here.

Baykeeper recruited volunteers to walk the East Bay shorelines for two days, locating injured birds and sending the coordinates to Wildlife Emergency Services, so the birds could be captured by trained personnel. We also collaborated with International Bird Rescue. Trained volunteers at the center in Fairfield have been working tirelessly to save contaminated birds. In this photo, birds that have been washed and fed swim in a pool at the International Bird Rescue center. (Photo by International Bird Rescue)

For the latest information on volunteering to help with bird rescue efforts, please visit Wildlife Emergency Services at wildlifeservices.org.

As soon as the substance has been identified, Baykeeper will investigate and try to determine the source of the contamination. Read about Bay birds being coated with a toxic substance and Baykeeper's response.

Support Baykeeper by Eating Crab at Americano Restaurant

Americano Restaurant and Bar on San Francisco's Embarcadero is holding a benefit for Baykeeper's work to protect San Francisco Bay.

From Monday February 2 through Sunday February 8, order Dungeness crab salad sliders or whole Dungeness crab during dinner, and Americano will donate 50% of the proceeds to Baykeeper in support of healthy local waters.

With the crab, Americano is also offering Rosé for the Bay, Poseidon Vineyard's wine in support of Baykeeper. All winery proceeds benefit Baykeeper's work to keep San Francisco Bay's local waters clean and healthy.

Thanks to Americano Restaurant and Bar, and bon appetit for a healthy San Francisco Bay!

For more information and to make reservations online, please visit Americano Restaurant.

Baykeeper's Office Has Moved to Downtown Oakland

Baykeeper is starting a new year of protecting San Francisco Bay in our great new downtown Oakland office. Here's our new street address and phone:

1736 Franklin Street, Suite 800
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-735-9700
Fax: 510-735-9160

The new Baykeeper office is conveniently located near the 19th Street BART station.

Our pollution hotline number remains the same. To report pollution in San Francisco Bay, call 1-800-KEEP-BAY. And our website is still www.baykeeper.org.

We also still have a presence in San Francisco—the Baykeeper pollution patrol boat remains docked at Fort Mason on San Francisco's north shore.

We are looking for some volunteers to come by our new office and help scan documents. If you are interested, please email Jenna at jenna@baykeeper.org.

We're excited to keep working toward a cleaner, healthier San Francisco Bay from our new East Bay office!

(Photo at top by Roberto Soncin Gerometta)