FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Lance Shields
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Robert McKinney
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Robert McKinney
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Roger Cunningham

Fighting for Healthy Communities

Baykeeper supports communities fighting for clean water and air

Baykeeper has a long history stopping pollution and promoting environmental health, which supports our local communities and advances equity and justice around the Bay Area.

Baykeeper's scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates have worked in coalition with neighborhood organizations to stop polluters in every region the Bay, including Bayview Hunters Point, Richmond, Oakland, the South Bay, and Delta. Baykeeper has won over 200 Clean Water Act lawsuits that protect the Bay and the Bay Area from industrial pollution.

Since its inception, Baykeeper has generated hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the quality of life in Bay shoreline communities, and to support the work of organizations within communities disproportionately affected by pollution.

Our "Mighty" Collaboration With Hip Hop for Change

This year we launched an exciting collaboration with Hip Hop for Change and GRAMMY-nominated artist RyanNicole Austin to connect local frontline communities with Baykeeper’s special brand of legal and scientific activism. Inspired by a recent Baykeeper boat patrol, RyanNicole's new musical creation Small but Mighty, encourages local youth, community activists, and HipHop audiences to take action for communities of color living and playing around the Bay.

Click here to learn more about this partnership! 

Hip Hop for Change Performance

UPDATES
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San Francisco Baykeeper claims the district is causing creek and river temperatures to rise and flow levels to be too low

Palo Alto Online

Bay Area environmental watchdog San Francisco Baykeeper filed suit on Tuesday against the Santa Clara Valley Water District for allegedly violating the California Constitution and the Fish and Game...

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SF Baykeeper Sues Santa Clara Valley Water for Mismanaging Water Flows, Failing to Protect Health of Bay Ecosystem

OAKLAND—San Francisco Baykeeper filed a lawsuit today against the Santa Clara Valley Water District over its water management practices that violate the California Constitution, the Fish and Game...

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‘We’re dwindling like the salmon’: the Indigenous nations fighting for water rights

The Guardian

“There couldn’t be a more glaring example of systemic racism than that water rights – the senior ones – could only be planted by white people,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San...

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