Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Featured Stories: November 15, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans. When...
Blog Post: November 14, 2018
In 2012, California approved a dramatic doubling of sand mining in San Francisco Bay, which allowed private companies to remove and sell an unprecedented 2 million cubic yards of Bay sand every year. Sand is being removed from the Bay faster than it can be naturally replenished. That leaves less...
BK In The News: November 14, 2018
There’s a battle being fought in the bay that’s hidden from view. That’s because the battle lines are drawn deep underwater... Recently, KPIX 5 was out on the water with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper’s executive director, on the hunt for a very unique-looking barge. The barge is not...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Healthy levels of fresh water are vital for San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Without sufficient flows through these waterways, toxic algae spread, fish die, and pollutants accumulate. Lack of healthy flows are already resulting in record low numbers of native fish like...
BK In The News: November 12, 2018
The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Bennett Horenstein, a longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official, to become its new general manager... Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he worked with Horenstein for a nearly five-year period while...
Blog Post: November 10, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, like meat drippings, grease, and buttery gravies. When dumped...
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...
Blog Post: November 1, 2018
Baykeeper will be attending this year's Open Water Summit - and you can, too!   Come celebrate with your aquatic family. Swim with world record holder Aaron Peirsol, meet UN Ambassador to the Oceans, Lewis Pugh, relive Skylandia Beach at the Trans Tahoe Happy Hour, keep Tahoe Blue with a silent...
E News: October 19, 2018
Sand, safe fish, Baykeeper's voter guide, and more Monthly Update for October 2018 Preparing the Bay for sea level rise with ShoreView San Francisco water agency sides with Trump The Bay's sand should be protected—not sold for a profit San Francisco: Vote Yes on Measure A seawall repair San...

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