Baykeeper Press Releases

Competitive 6.5 mile swim race from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove May 22
(May 17, 2016) Swimmers will race 6.5 miles in San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to McCovey Cove, along the San Francisco waterfront on May 22 in the Golden Rivet Swim, a part of Baykeeper’s Bay Parade event. Elite swimmers competing include: Kimberley Chambers, who set a new world record, becoming the first woman to swim 30 miles from the Farallon Islands; Triple Crown of Open Water...
Bay Parade Advance Visuals & Invitation to Cover from a Boat
(May 10, 2016) San Francisco Baykeper Bay Parade Sunday May 22 What: Baykeeper’s 3rd Annual Bay Parade. Swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters parade on the water along the San Francisco waterfront to McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. Includes competitive 6.5-mile Golden Rivet Swim starting at the Golden Gate Bridge. Finale in McCovey Cove features 100 swimmers, paddlers, and...
Competitive 6.5 mile swim race from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove May 22
(May 9, 2016) Swimmers will race 6.5 miles in San Francisco Bay along the city waterfront on May 22 in the Golden Rivet Swim, a part of Baykeeper’s Bay Parade event. Swimmers will jump from boats at the Golden Gate Bridge at 9:45 AM and swim along the San Francisco waterfront, past the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building, and under the Bay Bridge. The on-the-water finish line will be just outside...
State Agencies Cannot Allow Excessive Sand Mining If It Harms San Francisco Bay and Ocean Beach
(Nov 18, 2015) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (San Francisco, CA) State agencies and private companies no longer have a green light to extract excessive amounts of sand from the floor of San Francisco Bay—which harms access, enjoyment, and use of public resources—the California Court of Appeal ruled today. “This ruling could help keep sand in San Francisco Bay to prevent erosion of Ocean Beach, and...
Bay Bridge Implosion Scheduled for November 14, 2015
(Nov 13, 2015) For Baykeeper’s comments on the implosion of the old Bay Bridge pier, please contact: Ian Wren, Baykeeper Staff Scientist, 415-810-6956 (mobile) Background: Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This cost-saving operation is without precedent in San Francisco Bay, and it seems the...
California Law Requires Environmental Review of Coal Impacts
(Oct 2, 2015) For Immediate Release October 2, 2015 Contact: Roger Lin, Communities for a Better Environment, roger@cbecal.org, 510-302-0430 ext. 16 Miya Yoshitani, Asian Pacific Environmental Network,  miya@apen4ej.org, 510-834-8920 ext.306 Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, jess.dervin-ackerman@sierraclub.org, 510-693-7677 April Thomas, Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign,...
Baykeeper to raise concerns at the Bay Conservation and Development Commission hearing Sept 17
(Sep 16, 2015) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This cost-saving operation is without precedent in San Francisco Bay, and it seems the Bay will end up paying the price to recoup money spent on cost over-runs and mistakes in the new bridge construction process,” says...
Excessive sand mining contributes to Ocean Beach erosion and threatens Bay species
(Aug 24, 2015) Protecting our rights to sand at Ocean Beach and in the Bay.  San Francisco Baykeeper will present arguments in the California Court of Appeal in our case to stop excessive sand mining in San Francisco Bay. We will be urging the court to require more sustainable sand mining limits that protect Ocean Beach and the Bay. For decades, private companies have been permitted to mine too...
When water’s being wasted, Baykeeper’s friendly reminder is a way to take action.
(Jun 30, 2015) (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) What can you do if you see a lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one around?  Now, there’s a friendly way to remind neighbors about the need to conserve water during California’s fourth year of severe drought. Baykeeper has created a friendly water conservation reminder note that lets Bay...
SB718 Would Ensure That First Responders Can Act Quickly to Protect Sensitive Shorelines and Species
(Mar 23, 2015) SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Mark Leno is teaming up with environmental protection advocates today to announce legislation that would protect wildlife in the event of a marine spill involving a non-petroleum based substance. The legislation was inspired by the recent discovery of a mysterious sticky gray substance, dubbed in press reports as “mystery goo,” in the San Francisco Bay that...

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