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:

Fiona Baker

(510) 735-9700, extension 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

Oct 14, 2019
A coalition of local nonprofits has teamed up to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency's recent decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds, owned by Cargill, Inc., are not subject...
Oct 8, 2019
By San Francisco Baykeeper The Trump administration has reached a new low in its assault on clean water. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is claiming that Bay water isn’t water. The agency recently decided that the South Bay salt...
Oct 7, 2019
California’s elected officials’ oil policy can be summed up as: leave it in the ground or under the ocean, and, if it must come into the state, don’t use pipeline or rail... with the executive director for Baykeeper noting the expansion of...
Oct 3, 2019
Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh recently won Bay Nature Magazine's 2020 Local Hero Award for conservation action. The Local Hero awards are given annually. They honor remarkable local leaders who have made significant...