Press Release: August 20, 2018
Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate for strong salinity standards and unimpaired San Joaquin River flows as part of the State Water...
BK In The News: August 17, 2018
Regional air regulators have approved a proposal by Phillips 66 to process an extra 61 million gallons of crude oil every year at its refinery in Rodeo... "The refinery is trying to pretend that the increases are insignificant" said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper...
E News: August 16, 2018
Monthly Update for August 2018
Show your love for the Bay on September 15
Feds oppose fresh water flows for the Bay
A healthy Bay for bat rays
Meet Baykeeper Board Member Jovita Pajarillo
Healthy Bay tip: avoid triclosan
Join Swim Across America's Bay swim
Baykeeper on patrol
Blog Post: August 15, 2018
From her bicycle atop Mt. Tamalpais or along Oakland’s Skyline Boulevard, Jovita Pajarillo experiences San Francisco Bay in her favorite way: taking in the expansive views from afar. The Baykeeper Board member also likes to get up close and observe wildlife, especially small shorebirds.
Blog Post: August 10, 2018
Baykeeper has been advocating for state regulators to increase the amount of fresh water flowing into San Francisco Bay, to ensure a healthy ecosystem for the Bay and wildlife. Now there is new opposition from the federal government.
The US Department of Interior recently threatened to bring legal...
BK In The News: August 9, 2018
The “Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay”– the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years – is finally gone, as a result of legal action brought against the federal government in 2007 by San Francisco Baykeeper, Arc Ecology, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (...
Blog Post: August 6, 2018
Do you know what Bay animal resembles both an eagle and a trash compactor?
Bat rays are best known for their wide, bat-like “wings” (actually pectoral fins) that make them elegant swimmers. They’re a kind of eagle ray, and they’ll sometimes even pop up to the water’s surface to coast in the air....
Monthly Column: August 1, 2018
A lack of fresh water is tearing apart San Francisco Bay’s web of life.
Salmon hatch in rivers and migrate to the ocean at a young age. They mature there and return to the river where they hatched to spawn—leaving the eggs of a new generation. The Bay once teemed with salmon from the two main river...
Blog Post: August 1, 2018
After receiving reports about possible pollution discharges from a shoreline site in the East Bay, Baykeeper's Field Investigator Sienna Courter, along with Managing Attorney Erica Maharg and Staff Attorney Nicole Sasaki (pictured below), conducted an on-the-water investigation by kayak.
Blog Post: July 27, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s Suisun Marsh is one of the largest marshes on the West Coast, providing rich habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife—including river otters like the one pictured here.
Suisun Marsh also hosts over 100 wetlands that are privately owned by duck hunting clubs. San Francisco...