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 Info:

Eliet Henderson

(510) 735-9700, extension 101

eliet@baykeeper.org

Sejal

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

Aug 28, 2019
A major oil spill in one of the nation’s most economically important waterways could become more likely unless a plan to dredge two San Francisco Bay channels less frequently is reconsidered... "That kind of catastrophe can obviously have...
Aug 26, 2019
Can heavy industry coexist with a healthy San Francisco Bay? Yes, but only if companies use exceptional pollution controls. When Baykeeper first investigated U.S. Pipe and Foundry, a steel pipe manufacturer in Union City, we found that...
Aug 19, 2019
If you have attended 10Fold’s Media Shark Tank, you already know that it features some of the nation’s top business media, who serve as judges evaluating the pitches of tech CEOs in a live setting... Well, the CEOs pitching are required to...
Aug 15, 2019
By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the world's waters… unless we act now to change how people use and dispose of plastic products. San Francisco Bay is already suffering from an onslaught of plastic pollution. Baykeeper has...

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