Wave of Emeryville Marina Evictions Pushing Some Liveaboards to the Brink​

Apr 26, 2019
The E'ville Eye

The eviction notices came during the night, left in mailboxes, and tied to boats in plastic bags. For many at the Emeryville Marina, the wave of evictions were a surprise... Baykeeper, an organization that helps monitor the Bay’s ecosystem, has documented evidence of boaters polluting the Bay with sewage from their vessels. The chances of this happening increase without an easily accessible pumpout station. “We just have this cumulative issue with all of these boats and the increasing number of boats with people living on them just directly discharging sewage,” Baykeeper’s managing Attorney Erica Maharg stated. “That’s a big public health and environmental issue.”

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