Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: December 20, 2017
Baykeeper's new aerial patrols for tracking down pollution by drone and plane are already helping protect San Francisco Bay. Earlier this month, volunteer drone pilots at our partner group Autonomous Imagery captured remarkable footage of a pier on the Oakland shoreline that had collapsed into the...
Blog Post: December 18, 2017
The past month has been busy for the Baykeeper boat patrol! Here are a few updates from our recent on-the-water investigations: Estuary Trash: Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh discovered a large raft of trash in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary a couple of weeks ago, just as two...
E News: December 13, 2017
Aerial patrols' dramatic takeoff, green infrastructure for pollution control, the 118th Christmas Bird Count & more Monthly Update for December 2017 Preventing a tar sands oil spill in the Bay Help us urge San Jose toward a Bay-friendly future Pollution news: Aerial patrols' dramatic...
Blog Post: December 12, 2017
Baykeeper is working to prevent a dangerous new threat to San Francisco Bay—a tar sands oil spill. If spilled in the Bay, heavy tar sands oil would likely sink to the Bay’s bottom, making it virtually impossible to remove and causing irreparable harm to the ecosystem. Despite this threat, companies...
Monthly Column: December 5, 2017
As the shoreline whizzed by and the wind sprayed mist on our faces, I spotted an old building out of the corner of my eye that didn’t look quite right. We were patrolling San Francisco Bay for pollution in the Baykeeper boat, along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, near Potrero Hill. Our volunteer...
Featured Stories: November 24, 2017
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season can bring a surge of pollution from sewage. Often the cause is the cooking and cleanup of rich foods, particularly holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey, roasts, gravy, and desserts creates fats, oil, and grease that get washed down the drain during...
BK In The News: November 23, 2017
... A luxury mega-marina proposal by local political powerhouse Darius Anderson, is a stunningly audacious asset grab... The SFUSD science department has spoken out against the plan, as have 23 fourth-grade teachers, the Sierra Club, Bay Keeper and the U.S. Sailing Association, the governing body...
E News: November 15, 2017
The Cosco Busan oil spill 10 years later, a new Bay-Safe industry win, kitchen tips for a healthy Bay & more Monthly Update for November 2017 Toxic ash from North Bay fires poses a threat to the Bay Cosco Busan oil spill 10 years later 40th victory for cleaning up toxic industrial...
Blog Post: November 10, 2017
The devastating wildfires that swept through Napa and Sonoma last month have caused unprecedented damage to families, homes, and businesses. Unfortunately, the disaster also poses a new threat to San Francisco Bay in the form of toxic ash washing into local rivers and creeks that drain to the Bay...
Blog Post: November 9, 2017
In the 40th victory for Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign, Darling Ingredients has agreed to prevent rainwater contaminated with pollutants that harm fish and other wildlife from running off its site and into San Francisco Bay. Darling Ingredients operates a food processing by-product...

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