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

Aug 15, 2010
Leaders of San Francisco Bay's fishing fleet say they're both perplexed and frustrated with state and federal oil spill authorities.
Aug 11, 2010
On August 3, 2010, five Dolphin Club members swam the inaugural Golden Gate Medley Swim (GGMS) to raise $10,000 for San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit pollution watchdog for San Francisco Bay.
Aug 2, 2010
Starting next July, sewer rates for residents within the Richmond Municipal Sewer District will go up 5 percent annually until July 2014.  In 2006, Baykeeper filed a lawsuit stating that the city of Richmond had been spilling hundreds...
Aug 2, 2010
When Vic Pizarro heard that a group of his fellow Dolphin Club swimmers had a plan to swim four laps each across the Golden Gate as a fundraiser for the organization that protects the health of San Francisco Bay, he knew he wanted...

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