Media Center

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

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

Fiona Baker, Communications Associate

(510) 735-9700 x. 104


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 9, 2018
The “Ghost Fleet of Suisun Bay”– the decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years – is finally gone, as a result of legal action brought against the federal government in 2007 by San Francisco...
Aug 6, 2018
Do you know what Bay animal resembles both an eagle and a trash compactor? Bat rays are best known for their wide, bat-like “wings” (actually pectoral fins) that make them elegant swimmers. They’re a kind of eagle ray, and they’ll...
Aug 1, 2018
A lack of fresh water is tearing apart San Francisco Bay’s web of life. Salmon hatch in rivers and migrate to the ocean at a young age. They mature there and return to the river where they hatched to spawn—leaving the eggs of a new...
Aug 1, 2018
After receiving reports about possible pollution discharges from a shoreline site in the East Bay, Baykeeper's Field Investigator Sienna Courter, along with Managing Attorney Erica Maharg and Staff Attorney Nicole Sasaki (pictured below),...