Baykeeper Updates Related to Water Resources

Blog Post: April 25, 2016
Plans to divert fresh water from the Sacramento River and send it through two tunnels to pumps on the southern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could devastate the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem. Baykeeper has worked to oppose the construction of Delta tunnels for many years. Now, we have...
BK In The News: April 19, 2016
BLACKHAWK -- The homeowners association for this upscale, gated community has threatened to fine homeowners for brown or dead lawns and landscaping despite a continuing state drought emergency. . . Said Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Baykeeper executive director, "The Blackhawk HOA seems to have missed an...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2016
Should local salmon be pushed to extinction? Should some Bay Area residents pay much higher water bills? Should San Francisco Bay be contaminated with toxic pollutants? My guess is that Bay Area readers would answer these questions with a resounding “no,” but these scenarios will become reality if...
BK In The News: January 8, 2016
A California lawmaker is dramatically raising the stakes in water management, proposing fines that could reach thousands of dollars a day and public shaming of people who use too much. . . . Environmentalists say public shaming works. Sejal Choksi-Chugh, executive director of San Francisco...
Blog Post: November 3, 2015
The 35-mile tunnels proposed to route freshwater from the northern end of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to pumps on the southern end have a new name, the California Water Fix. But that doesn’t change the harm that this project, estimated to cost $25 billion, would cause to San Francisco Bay. The...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2015
                      While out on a run the other morning, I passed by a house with lawn sprinklers going full blast. Water was running down the driveway, down the street and into the gutter. I might have knocked on the door to chat about the severe drought crises facing California, but it...
BK In The News: July 1, 2015
For every California resident who has wanted to say something to a neighbor wasting water by overwatering their lawn or leaving a hose running, a Bay Area environmental group has an suggestion: leave a friendly note. San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group that works to protect the water quality...
Press Release: June 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...
BK In The News: June 30, 2015
In an environmental era marked by passive aggressive #DroughtShaming social media posts, a Bay Area nonprofit is giving tips for (nicely) reminding neighbors to turn off those lawn sprinklers and garden hoses. Baykeeper released a water conservation reminder note that lets residents can print and...
Blog Post: June 25, 2015
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...

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