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Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom

SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with the Brown Waters   OAKLAND—Over the past weeks, many residents and visitors to Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay, and...

State Releases Draft Delta Tunnel Environmental Review: Baykeeper Statement

The California Department of Water Resources today released an environmental impact report for its proposed Delta tunnel project, which would divert water from the Sacramento River under  the...

Bringing a Repeat Polluter to Justice

In a recent roundup of industrial polluters around the Bay, our pollution monitoring team encountered a familiar name: Granite Rock. Granite Rock is a mining and construction company with several...

SF Baykeeper Statement: SCOTUS Issues Decision Gutting Federal Government Regulatory Oversight

Oakland, CA—The United States Supreme Court today released its ruling in West Virginia v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, which guts the EPA's authority to regulate climate-disrupting...

Ancient Underwater Mountains in the Bay

For millennia, the body of water we now call San Francisco Bay was brimming with oysters—so many that their discarded shells formed little mountains and ridges below the surface. Then things...

SF Baykeeper Supports Efforts by CA Tribes and Community Groups to Ask Gov Newsom to Complete Bay-Delta Water Conservation Plan

San Francisco Baykeeper submitted a letter in support of a petition filed last month with the California Water Resources Control Board by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Shingle Springs Band of Miwok...

Baykeeper Files SCOTUS Brief to Defend Clean Water Act Protection for Waters of Significant National Importance

  New York, NY, June 16, 2022—Waterkeeper Alliance, San Francisco Baykeeper, Bayou City Waterkeeper, and 47 additional Waterkeeper groups from across the country filed an amicus brief with...

Baykeeper Petitions State to Reject SF Water Board’s Weak Rules for Urban Stormwater

OAKLAND, CA—Today, San Francisco Baykeeper brought a formal petition to Governor Newsom’s administration, asking the California State Water Resources Control Board to intervene and reject the...

Regional Water Board Approves Weak Pollution and Trash Rules for Urban Stormwater

Today, the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board approved its Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit, which is supposed to reduce the trash, metals, and bacteria that Bay Area cities discharge...

An Epic 24-Hour Swim—With Whales & Wine

At 9pm on April 30, swimmers from an open water relay team jumped into the inky black waters of the Napa River and embarked on an epic journey to San Francisco’s Aquatic Park. The 36-mile swim was...

Dramatic Nineteen-hour, Overnight SF Bay Swim Benefits San Francisco Baykeeper

Dramatic Video of Swimmer at Daybreak on the Bay   What:  A six person relay team of open water swimmers will enter the Napa River from Poseidon Vineyard in Napa, and then emerge...

Take Action to Clean Up the Bay's Toxic Sites

There are thousands of toxic sites across California—and many of them pose a direct threat to public health and the environment. More than a thousand of those toxic hotspots are right here along the...


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