Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Blog Post: June 10, 2019
In 2013, the Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem Cement company proposed to build a bulk shipping terminal and cement plant along the shores of Mare Island Strait, in northern San Francisco Bay. But that’s not all. In addition to handling polluting cement materials, the terminal also could be...
BK In The News: March 21, 2019
... “If resource agencies cannot rely on long-term funding, they cannot implement long-term monitoring programs, which means we cannot track long-term trends. And if we cannot track trends we won’t know if our ecosystems are changing — and that seems to be the intent of the federal bureaucracy...
BK In The News: February 13, 2019
If the California Department of Transportation fails to clean up the heaps of garbage on Bay Area roadways that often end up in San Francisco Bay, it will be hit with fines. . . As a result of a lawsuit by the nonprofit group Baykeeper, San Jose agreed to invest $100 million over the next decade to...
BK In The News: December 28, 2018
It was a sight as common at Oakland’s Lake Merritt as the ducks paddling on the water or the seagulls fighting over scraps: a bright green motorized Lime scooter was submerged just feet off the murky shore... San Francisco Baykeeper, an environmental watchdog group, has recorded at least two...
Blog Post: October 15, 2018
San Francisco’s Embarcadero seawall—the manmade barrier between the city and San Francisco Bay—is crumbling. Baykeeper supports a bond measure on the ballot in San Francisco this November to repair it. Built in the 1850s, San Francisco’s 3-mile seawall can’t withstand another century of wind, rain...
BK In The News: October 4, 2018
It’s been a battle, but water quality in San Francisco Bay is finally showing improvement thanks to years of aggressive environmental interventions. One of the groups noticing the difference—and making it happen—is the San Francisco Baykeeper. Ian Wren, the Staff Scientist from the Baykeeper, spoke...
Blog Post: July 27, 2018
San Francisco Bay’s Suisun Marsh is one of the largest marshes on the West Coast, providing rich habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife—including river otters like the one pictured here. Suisun Marsh also hosts over 100 wetlands that are privately owned by duck hunting clubs. San Francisco...
Blog Post: July 24, 2018
Last month, Baykeeper’s pollution hotline received a tip that two Lime scooters had been dumped in San Francisco Bay and left to decay. After several days of waiting in vain for the company to remove the scooters, the tipster pulled one from out of the Bay near San Francisco’s Embarcadero Street...
BK In The News: July 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The quality of the water in San Francisco Bay is showing improvement after decades of aggressive ongoing environmental initiatives. SF Baykeeper is one of several bay water watchdogs reporting an improvement. "In the 1960's it was really bad before clean water acts," said...
BK In The News: July 18, 2018
Recently, the water quality in the San Francisco Bay has been showing signs of improvement, partly thanks to decades of environmental cleanup efforts... Nonprofit environmental advocacy organization San Francisco Baykeeper, or SF Baykeeper, is in its 29th year of working to improve the bay’s...

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