Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: April 3, 2020
There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment about how COVID-19 spreads. But what we do know is that raw sewage is rife with pathogens of all kinds—and spills of untreated sewage spike during a rainstorm.  For this reason, it’s especially important that swimmers avoid the Bay during this time....
Blog Post: April 1, 2020
Because if they lived on the Bay, they’d be bagels! At Baykeeper, we're promoting a little bit of Bay humor to keep things light. These days, with the stress of sheltering at home, caring for loved ones, and taking extra caution on the rare occasions when we head outside—whether to take a hike or...
Featured Stories: March 31, 2020
As residents of the Bay Area, I’m inspired to know we continue to share a common bond through San Francisco Bay, despite our social distancing. The wave that breaks against the shoreline in Tiburon is made of the same water that nourishes the wetlands of Redwood City. Even as the Baykeeper office...
BK In The News: March 31, 2020
... “I think that the Newsom administration is employing some cold, political triangulation and their position here is that, ‘We don’t have to protect our endangered species, we don’t have to protect water quality in the delta or the San Francisco Bay estuary fisheries, we just have to be better...
BK In The News: March 30, 2020
Over the past two weeks, crews have pumped more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage from the Grand Princess cruise ship and dumped it in East Bay sanitary sewers for treatment... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that has several ongoing...
E News: March 25, 2020
Monthly Update for March 2020 Still on the job, defending the Bay Bay-themed activities for kids at home Why is the governor seeking harmful water diversions while challenging Trump's? Let Richmond know you support banning coal Baykeeper's first Communications Director Baykeeper on patrol...
Blog Post: March 25, 2020
In a new lawsuit, Governor Newsom is pushing back against a water grab by the Trump administration. But at the same time, Newsom’s agencies are working to enact eerily similar moves at the state level. It all goes back to how California’s precious fresh water supply is allocated.  In a typical year...
BK In The News: March 23, 2020
Nonprofits across the country are asking employees to stay home and work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For one small environmental group, the San Francisco Baykeeper, the transition wasn’t simple, but the organization has already learned important lessons about how to work effectively...
Blog Post: March 19, 2020
To all our supporters: I hope this message finds you and your loved ones happy and well—and adjusting to our new (temporary) reality of sheltering in place and limiting social contact to beat COVID-19. As residents of the Bay Area, I’m inspired to know that we continue to share a common bond...
BK In The News: March 17, 2020
Spike in use could damage sewer systems if people flush them... "Even during a time of crisis like this, we should be sure we're not doing things that might inadvertently cause sewer line blockages and sewage spills that could harm public health or San Francisco Bay," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...

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