Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: April 15, 2020
Did you know this year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day?   My staff would normally be tabling at festivals around the Bay Area, organizing volunteers at shoreline trash cleanups, and hosting happy hours at local restaurants to toast the Bay we love. Yet here we are instead,...
BK In The News: April 13, 2020
Face masks and plastic gloves have become must-have items when people go out in public during the coronavirus pandemic, but after being used, some of that personal protective equipment is being dumped on the streets... “They do not degrade,” Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of the nonprofit...
Blog Post: April 11, 2020
Updated: On March 17, 2020, Baykeeper further challenged the Regional Board's flawed plan before the oversight agency, urging the State Water Board to reject the plan as inadequate. Baykeeper's scientists maintain that the Petaluma River is currently so contaminated with bacteria that people will...
Blog Post: April 10, 2020
I don’t know about you, but for me the days are blurring, and it's becoming normal to host Zoom calls that are interrupted by kids with questions about schoolwork. In addition to feeling immensely grateful for teachers, I’m feeling appreciative of healthcare workers, grocery store clerks,...
Featured Stories: April 3, 2020
There’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment about how COVID-19 spreads. But what we do know is that raw sewage is rife with pathogens of all kinds—and spills of untreated sewage spike during a rainstorm.  For this reason, it’s especially important that swimmers avoid the Bay during this time. April...
Blog Post: April 1, 2020
Because if they lived on the Bay, they’d be bagels! At Baykeeper, we're promoting a little bit of Bay humor to keep things light. These days, with the stress of sheltering at home, caring for loved ones, and taking extra caution on the rare occasions when we head outside—whether to take a hike or...
Featured Stories: March 31, 2020
As residents of the Bay Area, I’m inspired to know we continue to share a common bond through San Francisco Bay, despite our social distancing. The wave that breaks against the shoreline in Tiburon is made of the same water that nourishes the wetlands of Redwood City. Even as the Baykeeper office...
BK In The News: March 31, 2020
... “I think that the Newsom administration is employing some cold, political triangulation and their position here is that, ‘We don’t have to protect our endangered species, we don’t have to protect water quality in the delta or the San Francisco Bay estuary fisheries, we just have to be better...
BK In The News: March 30, 2020
Over the past two weeks, crews have pumped more than 1 million gallons of raw sewage from the Grand Princess cruise ship and dumped it in East Bay sanitary sewers for treatment... Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental group that has several ongoing...
E News: March 25, 2020
Monthly Update for March 2020 Still on the job, defending the Bay Bay-themed activities for kids at home Why is the governor seeking harmful water diversions while challenging Trump's? Let Richmond know you support banning coal Baykeeper's first Communications Director Baykeeper on patrol...

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