Stop the Extinction Crisis In San Francisco Bay
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Baykeeper defends the health of San Francisco Bay, its watershed, and Bay Area residents. We hold polluters accountable.
River Killers: Campaign Update

Last fall, hundreds of Baykeeper supporters urged the Bureau of Reclamation to renegotiate unsustainable water contracts that have allowed private interests to drain the San Joaquin River dry. And your voices were heard!

But the fight isn't over yet - we need our supporters to tell Reclamation to use this rare opportunity to restore the San Joaquin

Baykeeper in the News

San Francisco Examiner

A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday diminished the federal government’s ability to regulate wetlands, which California environmental advocates say erodes established clean water protections.


Environmentalists are upset over a US Supreme Court ruling that changes the way the EPA can regulate wetlands. Cathy Whitman repots on what it means for the Bay Area.


The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act only applies to wetlands with aboveground flow to main-stem rivers and other big bodies of water. California passed stronger environmental rules in...

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We continue to be impressed with this small and mighty organization’s tenacity, legal prowess, and ability to collaborate to make the Bay a place for all to enjoy. It is a critical time for the environment, and Baykeeper needs our support now more than ever. - Stacie Ma'a , President of the Wallace A. Gerbode Foundation
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The Bay is the center of our life here. We want clean and safe water for recreation and for our kids be able to enjoy the Bay. Baykeeper’s scientific, legal, and on-the-water presence are key tools in making sure the Bay is protected and resilient. - Peter Molnar , Vintner, Obsidian Wine Co.
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