Baykeeper Updates Related to Dredging

Blog Post: February 8, 2019
Dredgers in San Francisco Bay are using outdated dredging methods to keep shipping channels open. As a result, they are harming wetlands and killing endangered fish. The Army Corps of Engineers—which does about 70% of the Bay’s dredging—uses hydraulic technology that vacuums up endangered fish....
Blog Post: July 23, 2018
If you’ve spent time on San Francisco Bay you’ve probably seen dredging in action in the form of large barges scooping up mud from the Bay floor. Dredgers perform an essential function: they clear channels for large ships to keep them from getting stuck in the Bay’s shallow waters. But there’s a...
BK In The News: November 27, 2015
The California State Lands Commission failed to consider potential impacts to public trust resources when it approved a project allowing a company to mine sand from the bottom of San Francisco Bay, a state appellate court said. The Nov. 18 ruling from California's First Appellate District handed...
Monthly Column: August 3, 2015
What if the Bay Area had no beaches where our kids could play, no wetlands protecting our shorelines and no more smelt swimming in our waters?  Every year, millions of cubic feet of sand and mud—enough to fill the Transamerica Building ten times—are dredged up from the floor of San Francisco Bay....
BK In The News: July 3, 2015
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...
Blog Post: July 2, 2015
Baykeeper recently filed a lawsuit to stop methods of dredging in San Francisco Bay that contribute to shoreline erosion and harm endangered fish.  Our lawsuit challenges the Regional Water Quality Control Board’s approval of the next decade of dredging of San Francisco Bay ship channels by the U.S...
Blog Post: June 3, 2015
On June 4, Baykeeper advocated before the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging to reduce erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protect endangered species. However, BCDC voted to issue permits for the continuation of maintenance...
Blog Post: May 26, 2015
Baykeeper recently advocated for changes in San Francisco Bay dredging that would have reduced erosion of Bay and coastal shorelines and better protected endangered Bay species. However, despite growing concerns within the scientific community that dredging the Bay is accelerating the pace of...
Blog Post: April 20, 2012
Every year, 3 to 6 million cubic yards of sediments are dredged in and around San Francisco Bay to keep navigation channels open for large ships. Now, Bay dredging management rules face a possible update, and Baykeeper is advocating for Bay dredging to be done in an environmentally sound manner....
Press Release: August 29, 2007
Local residents and environmentalists have dismissed the last of their lawsuits against the Port of Stockton, ending the challenges against the port’s expansion onto the West Complex, which the Navy conveyed to the port in 2001. In return, the port agreed to take significant measures to further...

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