Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: June 4, 2021
California is facing a punishing drought… again. Our rivers are running low and can’t support fish and wildlife, and people across the state will have to scramble to cut back on water use. But some urban water utilities—notably the Bay Area’s powerful San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (...
BK In The News: May 30, 2021
As the extreme drought causes various agencies to squabble over dwindling water supplies, conservationists say the state is still not doing enough to prevent an endangered run of salmon from dying in the Sacramento River. At issue is how the federal Bureau of Reclamation manages water flows from...
Press Release: May 24, 2021
Oakland—San Francisco Baykeeper joined a coalition of environmental and social justice organizations to oppose Dennis Herrera as next San Francisco Public Utilities Commission general manager, and delivered a statement today outling their opposition to San Francisco Mayor London Breed and SFPUC...
BK In The News: May 20, 2021
Lake Shasta this summer is facing possibly its lowest level in at least 44 years, and that could be bad news for the people who rely on it for drinking and irrigation water, as well as endangered salmon that depend on it to survive. Dam operators have to go all the way back to 1977 to compare how...
E News: May 19, 2021
*/ */ */ Monthly Update for May 2021 Help Stop a Massive Salmon Die-off Baykeeper Calls Foul on A’s Stadium Plan The Salt Ponds Are Safe from Development—for Now Mudslinging for the Bay Help Erika Break a Bay Swim Record—Again! Join Us at the Environmental Justice Summit Online...
Blog Post: May 18, 2021
California lawmakers are busily crafting new legislation, on important topics—here are the bills Baykeeper is supporting so far: The Corporate Greenhouse Gas Transparency Bill (SB 260, Wiener, Stern): Even as commutes and shopping malls ground to a standstill during the pandemic, global greenhouse...
Press Release: May 18, 2021
Oakland—San Francisco Baykeeper today submitted comments to the City of Alameda on its draft general plan update. Baykeeper applauds Alameda as one of few Bay Area jurisdictions to address climate-driven sea level rise in its general plan, and recommends that the city includes in its plan more...
BK In The News: May 13, 2021
An entire run of endangered winter-run chinook salmon, as well as the fall-run salmon that make up the core of the California fishery, are in danger of being wiped out this year if the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation keeps diverting water to farmers at its current rate. With state water resources...
Blog Post: May 5, 2021
Every year, the Baykeeper team takes a field trip to explore the San Francisco Bay we work to protect. We’ve toured the Bay Model in Sausalito, visited the Fisher Bay Observatory at the Exploratorium, explored the SF shoreline with Kayaks Unlimited, and cruised the Bay with the Marine Science...
BK In The News: May 4, 2021
.... This finally resulted in legal action against the federal government brought on by BayKeeper — an Oakland nonprofit that seeks to rid the San Francisco Bay of pollution —and other environmental partners in 2007. "We discovered based on a government study, that vessels were putting about 20...

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