Baykeeper Update

Baykeeper on Patrol: November 2018 Update

Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter recently received a hotline tip about a hundreds of plastic bottles that spilled out on the Bay Bridge. She immediately got in touch with local agencies to take care of the issue. Thanks to our tipster for alerting us to the trash flow!

On a recent boat patrol, Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh caught a sand miner in action and documented the vessel slowly transferring the Bay's sand to a shoreline facility. Sand miners remove sand from the floor of the Bay to be sold for a profit to make concrete. See a recent KPIX report on sand mining's harm to San Francisco Bay.

Sand miner