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 30, 2011
In a partial resolution of a lawsuit by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District, a federal court judge has found the district liable for 21 sewage overflows, each of more than 100 gallons, that entered Peninsula...
May 26, 2011
The Bay Area is a good place for beachgoers to surf, swim and frolic in the waves, unless you're trying to do it on San Francisco's Baker Beach and a few other places where plumes of bacteria regularly flow into the ocean, according to...
May 25, 2011
Environmental nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper won a summary judgment this week against West Bay Sanitary District in U.S. District Court, establishing the district's legal liability for 21 separate sewage spills into San Francisco...
May 24, 2011
In a case brought by San Francisco Baykeeper against the West Bay Sanitary District in December 2009, U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen has found West Bay liable for 21 illegal sewage spills that flowed directly into area creeks and...

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