Baykeeper Updates Related to Wetland Protection

Blog Post: January 19, 2021
One of the biggest opportunities to protect and restore San Francisco Bay wetlands and wildlife is at risk of being lost forever. The City of Newark has approved a development project to pave over hundreds of acres of open space adjacent to the Don Edwards SF Bay National Wildlife Refuge, trucking...
BK In The News: December 15, 2020
... Staff attorney Nicole Sasaki welcomed Judge Mueller’s decision: “The violations on Point Buckler Island were both brazen and unapologetic, and inflicted severe damage on 30 acres of wetland.” She also commented on the role of the federal agencies: “It is heartening that EPA and DOJ diligently...
Blog Post: November 12, 2019
A development company has a shocking new plan to fill one of San Francisco Bay's few remaining wetland areas, right on the Bay shoreline in Newark. Wetlands and tidal marshes are becoming more valuable with each passing day. That's because the Bay Area is facing regionwide sea level rise. And...
BK In The News: March 25, 2019
When grower Brad Goehring looks across his rows of grapes, he can’t help but see a pool of murky water that breaks the rhythm of his vines, which otherwise stretch steadily into the Sierra foothills... “It’s not just academic,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper,...
Blog Post: March 15, 2019
It just got a lot easier for the Cargill corporation to pave over San Francisco Bay wetlands to build offices, condos, and strip malls. At Cargill’s request, Trump’s EPA recently issued a decision that former South Bay wetlands aren’t covered by the Clean Water Act. That’s where the multi-national...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2018
If you’ve travelled by plane over the Bay Area, you may have seen the bright red, orange, and yellow ponds in south San Francisco Bay. They look pretty and calm, but they’re actually the site of a battle between those who want to restore the area to wetlands and large corporate interests...
Monthly Column: May 1, 2018
If you’re a Bay Area voter, congratulations! Your vote has begun making a difference for San Francisco Bay. Two years ago, an overwhelming majority of Bay Area voters showed how much they love the Bay by passing Measure AA. The measure created new funding for the restoration of the Bay’s wetlands...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
The battle of Point Buckler Island isn’t over yet... Erica Maharg of San Francisco​ ​Baykee​​per, which provided testimony​ ​at the agencies’ administrative hearings, says the nonprofit was “extremely disappointed and shocked by the trial court decision.”
BK In The News: February 7, 2018
In January the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board appealed decisions by a Solano County Superior Court Judge voiding $3.6 million in fines and cleanup and restoration requirements that the agencies imposed on the island’s owner...
BK In The News: December 15, 2016
A regional water board voted late Wednesday to fine the owner of a small island in the Suisun Marsh $2.8 million on allegations he filled in wetlands to the detriment of fish, wildlife and water quality... Erica Maharg, attorney for the San Francisco Baykeeper environmental group, said earlier the...

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