Monthly Column: April 1, 2018
For months, a rundown sailboat has been illegally anchored in San Francisco Bay’s most sheltered swimming cove, Aquatic Park, off San Francisco’s northern shoreline.
Swimmers have called and emailed Baykeeper’s Pollution Hotline repeatedly to report pollution from the rogue sailboat. They reported...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors... A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the federal EPA on Monday to step in...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
The battle of Point Buckler Island isn’t over yet... Erica Maharg of San Francisco Baykeeper, which provided testimony at the agencies’ administrative hearings, says the nonprofit was “extremely disappointed and shocked by the trial court decision.”
E News: March 16, 2018
Marsh madness, safe habitat for endangered species, a new legal victory, and more
Monthly Update for March 2018
Derelict boat highlights Bay-wide problem
Fighting for safe habitat for endangered species
Marsh madness! Great Egrets nest for spring
Landfill agrees to stop polluting Coyote...
Featured Stories: March 15, 2018
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 41 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay.
These 41 victories include...
Blog Post: March 14, 2018
Baykeeper recently secured a new legal victory to stop the Newby Island landfill facility in Milpitas from releasing polluted runoff into tributaries of San Francisco Bay.
The Newby Island Resource Recovery Park is a landfill, compost, and material recovery facility located near the Bay shoreline....
Blog Post: March 13, 2018
In our ongoing advocacy to protect the Bay’s endangered wildlife, Baykeeper recently told regulators that a newly proposed location for shoreline habitat isn’t protective enough to support the species being displaced by development. Regulators and the project developer are proposing a site in the...
BK In The News: March 11, 2018
Regarding “Anchored in the bay and not going away” (Page 1, March 3): It’s disappointing that this vessel has been illegally moored for months in San Francisco’s iconic swimming cove, flouting the law and discharging human waste that endangers people and wildlife... The Coast Guard recently...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2018
If you discover a sewage spill in Oakland—or have reported a spill in the past to Oakland city officials—please report it to Baykeeper.
Sewage spilled into city streets generally ends up in San Francisco Bay. Spilled sewage is sometimes inappropriately washed down a nearby storm drain, or the...
Blog Post: February 16, 2018
In response to public pressure, Governor Brown's office recently proposed adjusting the Delta Tunnels project to include only a single tunnel in its initial phase. But the one-tunnel plan would still potentially remove large amounts of water from the Bay and Delta ecosystem.
Baykeeper and our...