Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

Featured Stories: October 10, 2020
Your voice is important, and it matters! Please be sure to vote on November 3. October 19 is your deadline to register to vote. Early voting starts October 5 - check here or with your local registrar for details.   The Bay's wildlife requires a healthy Bay ecosystem, and that means holding in check...
Blog Post: May 8, 2020
Richmond’s Point Molate has been called "the crown jewel” of the East Bay shoreline. It sits under the shadow of one of the region’s biggest polluters, the Chevron oil refinery—and now, Point Molate is the target of a new development plan that would be disastrous both for the Bay and Richmond...
BK In The News: February 10, 2020
It’s the largest estuary on the North America’s West Coast, supporting a vast network of natural habitat and a multibillion-dollar economy, but the San Francisco Bay Estuary is not receiving the federal funding it deserves for its restoration... Ian Wren, a staff scientist with San Francisco...
Blog Post: February 4, 2020
Future sea level rise poses a major threat to Alameda, a low-lying island in San Francisco Bay. Alameda’s shoreline neighborhoods will face a high risk of flooding, and rising tides could wash pollution into the Bay from contaminated shoreline sites. That’s why Baykeeper advocated for the Alameda...
Blog Post: October 31, 2019
Great White sharks swim along the Pacific Coast September through December, a season Bay Area surfers often call "Sharktober". These sharks starred in the classic thriller Jaws because they’ve been known to attack surfers and swimmers, and chomp surfboards and kayaks. Don’t worry, though. Great...
Monthly Column: September 5, 2019
Once-through cooling. For decades, power plants along the San Francisco, Pittsburg, and Antioch shorelines used this technology.  Powerful pumps sucked Bay water into local power plants, pulling in larvae and small fish that died by the force. Intake screens trapped larger fish in the water rushing...
Blog Post: March 13, 2018
In our ongoing advocacy to protect the Bay’s endangered wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators that a newly proposed location for shoreline habitat isn’t protective enough to support the species being displaced by development. Regulators and the project developer are proposing a site in the...
BK In The News: September 7, 2017
Regarding “A colossal comeback” (Page One, Sept. 5): Thank you for the informative article about the reasons for the abundance of humpback whales this year. I do think it’s worth mentioning that the Bay Area’s efforts to clean up the San Francisco Bay and the surrounding watershed have provided the...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2016
Recent elections brought good news for San Francisco Bay—and some uncertainties. The good news: In November, California voters passed the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, Proposition 67. The measure succeeded despite the plastic bag industry spending more than $6 million against...
Press Release: November 13, 2015
For Baykeeper’s comments on the implosion of the old Bay Bridge pier, please contact: Ian Wren, Baykeeper Staff Scientist, 415-810-6956 (mobile) Background: Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This...

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