Our Work

We Defend the Bay.

Baykeeper uses science, advocacy, and law to hold polluters accountable and stop destructive activities throughout the Bay and its watershed.

For 35 years we’ve patrolled the Bay, stood up to polluters, and defended the Bay and local communities from major threats.

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Investigating Pollution

Baykeeper is the only organization that regularly patrols San Francisco Bay, by boat and by air, to investigate pollution.

Stopping Polluters

Baykeeper stops polluters by enforcing the Clean Water Act as well as numerous other laws that protect the Bay and its people.

Fighting for Community Justice

Baykeeper promotes environmental health, supports our local communities, and advances equity and justice around the Bay Area.

Defending Fish & Wildlife

Baykeeper protects the Bay’s shoreline, vibrant wetlands, and the fresh water from rivers that flow into the Bay to maintain a vital ecosystem that both people and wildlife depend on.

Creating Climate resilience

Baykeeper is helping the Bay Area prepare for the effects of climate change and sea level rise.

Photos by: Baykeeper, Lance Shields, CA Department of Fish & Wildlife, and John Chacon (DWR)

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