Baykeeper's new aerial patrols for tracking down pollution by drone and plane are already helping protect San Francisco Bay.
Earlier this month, volunteer drone pilots at our partner group Autonomous Imagery captured remarkable footage of a pier on the Oakland shoreline that had collapsed into the Bay (see photo above). The drone imagery clearly showed an oil slick in the water. As a result, Baykeeper helped mobilize local response agencies. Thanks to everyone who donated to support our new aerial patrol program on Giving Tuesday!
In other pollution news, a Dolphin Club member who was swimming near China Camp recently came across a sunken boat leaking fuel into the Bay. The swimmer called Baykeeper's pollution hotline, and our Field Investigator notified the Coast Guard to coordinate a response. The Coast Guard now reports that the situation is stable, and the ship is no longer leaking fuel into the Bay.
Photo by Autonomous Imagery