Photo: Peter Thoeny

Our results

Winning for San Francisco Bay and its watershed

Baykeeper has been keeping an eye on the Bay and holding polluters accountable since 1989.

Over the past thirty years we've logged tens of thousands of hours patrolling the Bay for pollution violations—and we're the only ones who do it. We've won hundreds of legal actions to protect the Bay from polluters, and mapped its shoreline to prepare for climate-driven sea level rise. We compelled the US Navy to clean up its toxic, decommissioned fleet in Suisun Bay. Our legal settlements with both government and commercial polluters have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for Bay protection.

Below are highlights of our recent successes.

Hiding in Plain Sight

A few years ago, Baykeeper skipper Jeff Wasserman and his wife Julie were kayaking along the Alameda shoreline on a lazy Saturday afternoon when they noticed something glittering in the embankment....

Clean Water Act at 50: Making Lives Better

Happy 50th birthday to the Clean Water Act! This law has been Baykeeper’s primary legal tool for the past thirty-plus years, helping us win hundreds of victories for the Bay and the people of the Bay...

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...

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