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America’s Cup Moves Forward Without Giant TV in Aquatic Park

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors certified the America’s Cup environmental impact report last week, and in a victory for Bay swimmers, a giant floating JumboTron TV screen won’t be placed in...

Tightening Controls on Toxic Cement Plant Pollution

A Cupertino cement plant, the largest source of mercury pollution in the Bay Area, should face tougher requirements to reduce toxic pollution, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged...

West Bay Agrees to Curb Sewage Spills to the Bay

Fewer sewage spills will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District. Baykeeper has successfully settled our long-running lawsuit against West Bay for illegal...

West Bay Agrees to Curb Sewage Spills To The Bay

San Francisco - Less sewage will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District, San Francisco Baykeeper announced today. Baykeeper has successfully settled its...

Baykeeper Victory Will Boost Clean Boatyard Education

A local nonprofit boat-building organization will receive a grant to create a new education program on non-polluting boat maintenance and repair, thanks to a recent Baykeeper legal victory. As...

Richmond Tug Oil Spill Update

Baykeeper received a briefing from the Coast Guard on the current status of the oil spill caused by a sunken tug boat in Richmond's Inner Harbor last month. We're pleased to report that oil is no...

Support a Healthy Bay in 2012

Thank you for your support of a healthy San Francisco Bay. With the help of our committed members, Baykeeper is making the Bay safer for clapper rails and harbor porpoises, healthy swimmers and...

Improving Plans for Sand Mining in the Bay

Sand miners should not be allowed to increase the amount of sand they remove from San Francisco Bay and the Delta, Baykeeper warned state regulators this month. This is based on recent research...

River Otters in San Rafael

A pair of river otters popped up December 17 on a dock behind the 101 Surf Sports shop in San Rafael. Our friends at the shop took this photo. River otters often go into salt water and have been seen...

America's Cup Required to Fully Manage Storm Water from Redevelopment

Based largely on Baykeeper's advocacy, the Regional Water Quality Control Board today submitted a letter to the Port of San Francisco and the America's Cup Event Authority, indicating that storm...

Two Oil Spills in Two Days - Further Update

On Sunday, December 11, a WWII-era tugboat with as much as 52,000 gallons of fuel oil on board sank into Richmond's Inner Harbor. Oil was soon observed leaking into surrounding waters. The day...

Help Document King Tides in the Bay

Please join us for the 2nd Annual California King Tides Photo Initiative this winter. To participate, grab your camera and take photos around the Bay and local coast during flooding from extreme high...


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