Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: December 1, 2020
A four-year battle over a plan to dredge 13 miles of waterways to clear San Francisco Bay for larger oil tankers ended Monday, with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers announcing it was scuttling the project... "This proposal is dead in the water, for all intents and purposes," said Sejal Choksi-Chugh...
BK In The News: December 1, 2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it was terminating an ongoing study designed to improve navigation in a stretch of San Francisco Bay. The Corps cited funding concerns in its decision to withdraw the current efforts to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), while environmental...
BK In The News: November 30, 2020
USACE, which operates as part of the Department of Defense, announced via public notice that it’s withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to Stockton deeper, reports San Francisco Baykeeper.
Press Release: November 28, 2020
Cancellation is a Win for the Bay’s Health, for local Drinking Water, and will Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates as part of the Department of Defense, announced via public notice that it’s withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel...
BK In The News: November 28, 2020
In a victory for environmental justice, indigenous, community and conservation groups, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today via public notice that it is withdrawing plans to dredge the shipping channel connecting San Francisco Bay to the Port of Stockton... “The scheme was a favor to...
E News: November 20, 2020
Monthly Update for November 2020 A big win for the Bay and beyond The case of the missing birds at Aquatic Park One less polluter in the South Bay Stay safe, get outside, and protect the Bay Our least favorite holiday tradition We’re looking for a GIS intern! This Giving Tuesday,...
Press Release: November 20, 2020
Environmental, public health advocates applaud recent climate emergency declaration while calling for planned, equitable shift to clean energy economy Oakland, California—Just weeks after Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors declared a climate emergency in their county, a diverse group of...
BK In The News: November 20, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – The pandemic is having an impact on San Francisco Bay. You may see what bay watchdogs say is “COVID Trash.” These are just some of the PPE, masks, gloves, and other plastic-based trash picked up along the shoreline by the non-profit Baykeeper, says spokesperson Sejal...
BK In The News: November 19, 2020
The Bay Area and Coal Country seem worlds apart. But it turns out the San Francisco Bay plays a critical role in the export of coal to Asia. Unbeknown to most, the bay is home to one of only two deep sea ports on the entire West Coast that export coal to Asia.
Blog Post: November 19, 2020
Last fall, paddlers at Berkeley’s Aquatic Park noticed something wrong.  The water had become cloudy and oily, the normally plentiful fish and birds were nowhere to be seen, and the water level was unusually high. The area was also exuding a nasty, pungent smell. Baykeeper received messages...

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