Baykeeper Updates Related to Wildlife & Habitat

Blog Post: June 21, 2017
For more than three months, hundreds of dead leopard sharks have been washing up on San Francisco Bay’s shoreline. Shark experts investigating the mysterious deaths have made progress, but they haven’t yet determined the exact cause. If you see a shark stranded on the shoreline, don’t try to push...
Monthly Column: December 1, 2016
Recent elections brought good news for San Francisco Bay—and some uncertainties. The good news: In November, California voters passed the statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags, Proposition 67. The measure succeeded despite the plastic bag industry spending more than $6 million against...
Featured Stories: August 31, 2016
In a major victory, the California Court of Appeal issued a final ruling that state agencies and private companies no longer have a green light to extract massive amounts of sand from the San Francisco Bay floor. Instead, the public's access, use, and enjoyment of this important Bay resource must...
Monthly Column: February 2, 2016
                      What happens in the Bay doesn’t always stay in the Bay. Case in point: Sand mining companies are digging up too much sand from the floor of San Francisco Bay, making erosion worse at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. The erosion threatens sensitive shorebird habitat, a major sewer...
Press Release: November 13, 2015
For Baykeeper’s comments on the implosion of the old Bay Bridge pier, please contact: Ian Wren, Baykeeper Staff Scientist, 415-810-6956 (mobile) Background: Caltrans’ plan to implode the largest underwater pier of the old Bay Bridge threatens to pollute San Francisco Bay with dust and debris. “This...
BK In The News: November 6, 2015
After inspectors found certain explosive packaging "unsatisfactory," Caltrans has decided to delay the implosion of a section of the old part of the Bay Bridge. Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper, is not sold on the idea of the bubble curtain containing all the debris.  "There will be a large...
BK In The News: October 5, 2015
The implosion of the largest of the piers supporting the old Bay Bridge -- the underwater equivalent of a five-story concrete building -- will take place Nov. 7. . . Baykeeper will observe the implosion as a test of the method, said George Torgun, the group's managing attorney.
BK In The News: September 21, 2015
Plans to demolish the largest pier in the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives took another step forward Thursday as a bay regulatory commission unanimously granted Caltrans a permit for the project. . .  Ian Wren, a staff scientist with environmental watchdog group Baykeeper,  said...
BK In The News: September 18, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said Wednesday. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...
BK In The News: September 17, 2015
A Caltrans plan to demolish the largest pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge using explosives could spread concrete debris through the Bay, a staff scientist with an environmental watchdog group said today. Ian Wren, a staff scientist with Baykeeper, will raise the concerns during a...

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