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.

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Baykeeper Updates and Media Coverage

Sep 25, 2019
Local environmental groups are suing the EPA for removing federal Clean Water Act protections of the Cargill salt ponds in Redwood City and thereby opening the door to development of the site... The joint lawsuit was filed Tuesday by...
Sep 24, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Bay Area conservation groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday for failing to protect Redwood City’s salt ponds... “EPA’s decision to classify the salt ponds as ‘land’...
Sep 24, 2019
Bay Nature is delighted to announce the winners of its 2020 Local Hero Awards. These awards honor four remarkable local leaders who have made significant contributions to the conservation and understanding of, and connection to, the...
Sep 24, 2019
... A few months ago, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator in Washington changed a preliminary determination of the San Francisco EPA office, declaring that the 1,360-acre site is not subject to the...