Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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...
BK In The News: February 20, 2020
President Donald Trump wants to divert water from California’s freshwater rivers to help nut farmers cope with the state’s increasingly frequent droughts. But orca whales, salmon, and other critically threatened fish could pay the price... “This is not just a problem of a few fish,” said Jon...
BK In The News: February 19, 2020
Governor's office has seemed reluctant to help protect Northern California's rivers and fisheries if the actions might anger agricultural interests... Jon Rosenfield, a scientist with the watchdog group S.F. Baykeeper, said the federal plan leaves the Newsom Administration with two legal options —...
BK In The News: February 18, 2020
During President Trump’s visit to California this week, the commander in chief who campaigned on a pledge of shipping more water to Central Valley farms plans to stop in Bakersfield...“They’re not doing enough, and in fact, they’re hand-in-glove with the Trump administration,” said Jon Rosenfield,...
E News: February 14, 2020
*/ */ */ Monthly Update for February 2020 Surprising levels of pollution from two South Bay cities Stopping pollution around Chase Center Full of it: keeping horse manure out of the Petaluma Replacing pavement with a healthy new wetland Baykeeper on patrol Surprising levels of...

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