Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: March 25, 2020
In a new lawsuit, Governor Newsom is pushing back against a water grab by the Trump administration. But at the same time, Newsom’s agencies are working to enact eerily similar moves at the state level. It all goes back to how California’s precious fresh water supply is allocated.  In a typical year...
BK In The News: March 23, 2020
Nonprofits across the country are asking employees to stay home and work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. For one small environmental group, the San Francisco Baykeeper, the transition wasn’t simple, but the organization has already learned important lessons about how to work effectively...
Blog Post: March 19, 2020
To all our supporters: I hope this message finds you and your loved ones happy and well—and adjusting to our new (temporary) reality of sheltering in place and limiting social contact to beat COVID-19. As residents of the Bay Area, I’m inspired to know that we continue to share a common bond...
BK In The News: March 17, 2020
Spike in use could damage sewer systems if people flush them... "Even during a time of crisis like this, we should be sure we're not doing things that might inadvertently cause sewer line blockages and sewage spills that could harm public health or San Francisco Bay," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh,...
BK In The News: March 5, 2020
Guest commentary written by Dr. Jonathan Rosenfield, Senior Scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper: Last month, Governor Newsom finally made good on his threat to sue the federal government over water management plans that would further imperil San Francisco Bay’s endangered fishes. The Governor and...
BK In The News: March 2, 2020
An environmental watchdog group has filed lawsuits against the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale alleging that the cities' aging sewer systems are leaking bacteria from human feces into stormwater drainage systems, contaminating local creeks and ultimately the Bay. Over the past few rainy...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2020
During the last few rainy seasons, Baykeeper’s scientists spent many weeks scrambling down hillsides and wading into mud to collect water samples from storm drain outfalls. Our field team was looking for the source of pollution to South Bay creeks and rivers that feed into San Francisco Bay. We...
BK In The News: February 28, 2020
Brewers have become a big part of their local social fabric and often use their products to do right by their communities. Baykeeper IPA Anchor Brewing: This brewery is synonymous with San Francisco and involved in a number of area causes. To produce this beer, Anchor partnered with local nonprofit...
BK In The News: February 26, 2020
San Francisco Baykeeper, an organization that’s been monitoring pollution in the Bay for 30 years, has filed a lawsuit against the cities of Sunnyvale and Mountain View for water samples showing bacterial contamination 50 times higher than legal limits. Over the last couple of years, during both...
BK In The News: February 21, 2020
California sued the Trump administration on Thursday to block new rules that would let farmers take more water from the state’s largest river systems, arguing it would push endangered populations of delta smelt, chinook salmon and steelhead trout to extinction... "They’re not doing enough, and, in...

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