NOTES FROM THE BAY
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Sejal Choksi-Chugh

 

Reflections and updates about the Bay from San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh

This has been a milestone year for me personally at Baykeeper—celebrating 20 years of work with an organization whose mission I cherish. This year’s annual report highlights big wins that continue to...

Last month marked a special treat with the celebration of the Clean Water Act’s 50th birthday. Prior to October 18, 1972, concerned members of the public had few tools to fight the corporations that...

A few years ago, during a strategic planning session, our legal and science teams brainstormed a list of 82 different threats to San Francisco Bay. As we evaluated where to focus Baykeeper’s...

I typically cringe when I hear someone calling Baykeeper a small organization. While our budget and our staff size are modest, our dedicated supporters love us because they know...

I had planned to send this note earlier this month after the Supreme Court issued a series of devastating decisions. But I got delayed by a mother-daughter trip to Chicago to celebrate the 4th of...

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the team at Beyond the Fog, a local podcast hosted by three San Franciscans who are passionate about everything that makes the Bay Area unique. Their goal...

Protecting the health of San Francisco Bay is a team effort. That's why it's a special treat for us every spring to recognize Baykeeper’s Blue Rivet award winners. It's our opportunity to celebrate...

Every year on Earth Day, I feel torn. I either despair about how much we need to do to maintain our planet's health, and then lament that public attention on just one day isn’t going to solve the...

California lives in our collective imagination as the land of golden dreams and limitless opportunity. We think of sparkling beaches, rushing rivers and powdery mountains, gold nuggets lying on the...

The determined underdog emerges victorious after defeating a ferocious giant. It’s a mythic story that cuts across centuries and cultures. One of the most familiar versions takes place in the valley...

The traditional holiday season of thanks is taking on new flavor as I reflect on what Baykeeper has accomplished over this past year. There’s so much to be grateful for. We made it through the worst...

The news this past month has felt like a nightmare I've had before. Toxic oil devastated our beautiful Southern California shorelines, and the headlines were ghosts of the past. There were critical...

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