Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: December 28, 2018
It was a sight as common at Oakland’s Lake Merritt as the ducks paddling on the water or the seagulls fighting over scraps: a bright green motorized Lime scooter was submerged just feet off the murky shore... San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental watchdog group, has recorded at least two...
BK In The News: December 24, 2018
The Bay Area is one of the biggest oil refining hubs on the West Coast. Tanker traffic is always heavy and it’s on target to get heavier and potentially riskier... “That oil could end up sinking to the bottom of the bay,” said Sejal Chokski-Chugh, executive director of Baykeeper, a nonprofit...
Blog Post: December 16, 2018
The world's longest running wildlife census, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, will begin on December 14. Volunteer Baykeeper Skipper Robert Fairbank will help a team tally birds in South Marin aboard the Baykeeper boat on December 29.  Baykeeper's field team was busy this month...
E News: December 14, 2018
Monthly Update for December 2018 A victory for rivers, the Bay & the Delta Trump attacks clean water protections Raw sewage in the Bay is not okay Protecting sensitive habitats from an oil spill We're hiring—become Baykepeer's Managing Scientist Join Anchor Brewing's birthday bash for...
BK In The News: December 13, 2018
An hour before sunrise on a cool October morning, a small group of swimmers (what they call a pod) meets on the beach of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park... Swimmers in the Bay can feel good about water quality, says Sejal Choksi-Chugh, director of the San Francisco...
BK In The News: December 13, 2018
Pharmaceuticals are pouring into the Bay, even if we never flush pills. Compounds in painkillers and other common oral drugs are still excreted from our bodies, routed through wastewater treatment plants that can’t remove them completely, then discharged to the Bay where they may harm marine life...
Blog Post: December 13, 2018
The rainy season brings a big problem for San Francisco Bay: sewage spills. Aging sewer pipes around the Bay Area are crumbling. And many cities have been ignoring the problem for decades. Large volumes of rain seep into these pipes, causing overflows that spill into streets, and the sewage then...
Blog Post: December 11, 2018
In 2007, the Cosco Busan container ship struck the Bay Bridge, ripping open its fuel hold and spilling 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. The spill killed thousands of birds, closed more than 50 local beaches, and coated sensitive shoreline habitat with oil. With five large oil...
BK In The News: December 11, 2018
The Trump administration laid out plans Tuesday to roll back Obama-era rules protecting isolated streams and wetlands from industrial pollution... “This rolls back significantly regulations protecting wetlands, intermittent streams and headwaters, where streams start,” said Erica Maharg, the...
BK In The News: December 7, 2018
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY SUMMIT “Adding color the the Green Movement,” the third annual Environmental Equity Summit comes to Cornerstone... A panel discussion, hosted by Davey D, is set to include Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus), Margaret Gordon (West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project) and...

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