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

Apr 30, 2019
... Anchor Brewing Company’s roots date back to the California Gold Rush, making it one of America’s oldest breweries, and its Anchor Steam beer has been a San Francisco icon since 1896. Earlier this year, the legendary brewery released...
Apr 26, 2019
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...
Apr 24, 2019
Thirty years ago, media reports warned that San Francisco Bay was dying. Anti-pollution laws were not being enforced. Polluters were dumping waste into the Bay with no fear of detection. In 1989, research scientist Dr. Michael Herz...
Apr 17, 2019
A new proposal from the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. If it’s adopted, the rule could erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when...

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