Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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. Baykeeper...
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...
E News: July 25, 2018
Monthly Update for July 2018 Investigating Bay plastic with National Geographic The thirsty Bay needs more fresh water Dredging doesn't have to kill endangered wildlife Scooter company agrees to address dumping in the Bay Advocating for healthy water in Suisun Marsh Thank you to all our Bay...
Blog Post: July 24, 2018
Last month, Baykeeper’s pollution hotline received a tip that two Lime scooters had been dumped in San Francisco Bay and left to decay. After several days of waiting in vain for the company to remove the scooters, the tipster pulled one from out of the Bay near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Street...
Blog Post: July 23, 2018
If you’ve spent time on San Francisco Bay you’ve probably seen dredging in action in the form of large barges scooping up mud from the Bay floor. Dredgers perform an essential function: they clear channels for large ships to keep them from getting stuck in the Bay’s shallow waters. But there’s a...
BK In The News: July 23, 2018
As a recovering lawyer, I wasn't professionally trained in development when I became an executive director three years ago, yet my Board expected me to get to work fundraising...fast. When I began exploring the field, I quickly learned there are a lot of recognized best practices. One of the most...
BK In The News: July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The quality of the water in San Francisco Bay is showing improvement after decades of aggressive ongoing environmental initiatives. SF Baykeeper is one of several bay water watchdogs reporting an improvement. "In the 1960's it was really bad before clean water acts," said...
BK In The News: July 18, 2018
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s...

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