Media Center

Baykeeper welcomes the opportunity to talk with journalists about issues related to San Francisco Bay water quality, pollution, and protection.

Feel free to contact us for interviews with, or comments from, a member of Baykeeper’s science, policy advocacy, or legal team.  Baykeeper also has a motorized patrol boat and can host journalists on pollution patrol or to view pollution incident sites (where safety allows).

Media Contact:

Mark Westlund, Communications Director

(510) 735-9700, extension 111

mark@baykeeper.org

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Our areas of expertise include:

  • Pollution incidents and emergencies in San Francisco Bay
  • Oil spill response and cleanup
  • Increased fossil fuel infrastructure, including refinery expansions and new coal terminals
  • Pollution impacts on Bay wildlife
  • Pollution impacts on recreation in the Bay
  • Pollution impacts on the health of Bay Area communities
  • Trash contamination in the Bay
  • Storm water runoff contamination from industrial facilities and city storm sewers
  • Sewage spills, leaks, and overflows in the Bay and local creeks
  • Bay dredging, sand mining, and upstream flows
  • Bay wildlife and habitat protection
  • Sea level rise impacts and planning
  • Shoreline development at risk of flooding due to sea level rise

Organization Overview:

  • Founded: 1989
  • Executive Director: Sejal Choksi-Chugh
  • Board of Directors Chair: Peter Molnar
  • Number of Employees: 11
  • Headquarters: 1736 Franklin Street, Ste. 800, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Office Phone: (510) 735-9700
  • Pollution Hotline: 1-800 KEEP BAY  
  • Funding: Individual donors and grants 

For information about our impact, you can download this Baykeeper impact backgrounder.

Photo by Roger Cunningham

Baykeeper Updates and Media Coverage

May 24, 2020
With news of pending plans to reopen businesses around the state, I’ve started daydreaming about the little things I’m looking forward to once the pandemic is over. While dining out and happy hours with friends top my wish list, I’m...
May 14, 2020
Late Monday, a federal judge in Fresno temporarily stopped the Trump administration from further hurting the Bay's endangered fish. Trump's plan weakens Delta water export rules to send even more water to industrial agricultur​e​ in the...
May 13, 2020
The conflict over California water, often compared to a war, rather resembles a geological process. As along an earthquake fault, surface spasms come and go... “It abandons the state’s responsibility to protect endangered species,” said...
May 10, 2020
Schools are shuttered through the summer, and summer camps will likely be closed, too. Quarantine fatigue has set in around my house. While homeschooling comes with lots of challenges, there’s been at least one unexpected personal...

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