Baykeeper Press Releases

(Jul 9, 2014) Yesterday, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a court appeal to stop private companies from mining too much sand from San Francisco Bay. The appeal seeks to overturn an April state court ruling that gave sand mining companies a green light to increase the amount of sand they suck up from the San Francisco Bay floor, regardless of whether it harms the Bay or causes Ocean Beach to wash...
(May 14, 2014) California Coastkeeper Alliance (CCKA), a coalition of 12 Waterkeeper organizations including San Francisco Baykeeper, has filed a lawsuit against the State Water Board for failing to adopt a statewide Industrial Stormwater Permit that protects San Francisco Bay, and waterways throughout the state, from contaminated storm water running off industrial facilities. The statewide...
(Jul 22, 2013) (San Francisco, CA) – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announces that the California Legislature has officially designated July 25th, 2013, as Swimmable California Day. Thanks to the work of our statewide California Coastkeeper Alliance, California Waterkeeper organizations and communities throughout the state will celebrate with a series of local events, a month-long social media...
(Jun 25, 2013) (Richmond, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper is removing the last remaining toxic debris from Point Molate Beach Park in Richmond this week, after a three-month restoration project to clean up nearly 100 tons of contaminated material. As a result, the city-owned park, which has been closed for a decade, will reopen to the public in July. Light machinery is being used to remove...
(Nov 28, 2012) (San Francisco, CA) – For the second year in a row, Trainer Communications will donate the proceeds of its Media Sharktank event to San Francisco Baykeeper. “Baykeeper sincerely thanks Trainer Communications for supporting our work to protect San Francisco Bay by making us the beneficiary of this highly-anticipated event,” said Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director. Last year’s...
(Nov 20, 2012) (San Francisco, CA)—San Francisco Baykeeper has filed a lawsuit against the State of California over its decision to approve an Environmental Impact Report allowing unprecedented rates of sand mining in the Bay. Excessive sand mining disrupts the Bay’s ecosystem and contributes to erosion of Ocean Beach. Beaches outside the Golden Gate like Ocean Beach are naturally replenished by...
(Nov 1, 2012) (San Francisco, CA)—A large increase in sand mining in San Francisco Bay was approved in mid-October by the State Lands Commission. The approval came despite findings by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey that increased sand mining will exacerbate the already-serious problem of erosion at Ocean Beach. Sand miners dredge the floor of the central Bay to collect sand to be used...
(Sep 11, 2012)   SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Hugo Neu Corporation in support of their mission to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The grant will be vital in propelling the organization’s new Bay Safe Industry Campaign. "We thank Hugo Neu Corporation for recognizing with this funding the importance of Baykeeper's...
(May 31, 2012) San Francisco—Finding a Bay Area beach where the water is clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with San Francisco Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from government authorities on more than a dozen Bay and ocean beaches in the Bay Area. The app...
(Feb 3, 2012) San Francisco— Next week some of the year’s highest tides will breach California’s coastal and bay shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea level rises due to climate change. Baykeeper is helping document the impact of these high tides, called king tides, on San Francisco Bay. High tides will occur Monday through Wednesday, with the highest, at more than...

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