Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: July 20, 2017
More oil tankers on the Bay, vineyard pollution, the successful Bay Parade, and more Monthly Update for July 2017 Action Alert: help protect the Bay from oil spills Baykeeper strengthens law to rein in dry dock pollution Keeping vineyard pesticides from contaminating the Bay The Delta...
BK In The News: July 18, 2017
The federal government has approved new rules on mercury in California waterways... San Francisco Baykeeper's Erica Maharg says with the new federally approved water quality criteria, regional water boards throughout the state will have to identify which waterways people are using to catch fish. "...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
On Sunday, July 9, Baykeeper hosted our biggest and most energetic Bay Parade yet! More than 200 swimmers, paddlers, boaters, and volunteers–many with noisemakers and elaborate costumes–celebrated a healthy San Francisco Bay in this annual on-the-water event. We are so grateful to our sponsors,...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Recently, Baykeeper successfully advocated for local regulators to strengthen pollution controls at dry dock shipyards in San Francisco Bay. Dry docks are large three-walled structures where big ships pull in and are lifted entirely out of water for maintenance, such as removing old hull paint and...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Phillips 66 wants to increase the number of tanker ships bringing crude oil, including heavy tar sands oil, to its refinery in Rodeo—from 59 to 135 tankers per year. The refinery is located on the San Francisco Bay shoreline, and more tanker ships will mean a bigger risk of oil spills in the Bay....
Blog Post: July 17, 2017
Baykeeper recently won new protections for the Napa River and Sonoma Creek—both tributaries of San Francisco Bay—from pesticide pollution. Grape growing for wine production tends to rely heavily on pesticides, fertilizers, and other potentially harmful substances. Contaminated soil and water...
Monthly Column: July 6, 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...
Press Release: July 5, 2017
4th Annual Bay Parade On the Water Sunday July 9. 200+ costumed swimmers, paddlers, and boaters will parade on the water in a colorful "kayak-tivism" event to protect San Francisco Bay. WHAT: San Francisco Baykeeper’s 4th Annual Bay Parade, Sunday, July 9 The high point of the Bay Parade is the...
Featured Stories: July 4, 2017
Fireworks can cause significant pollution. They are often set off over water, because setting them off over land creates a risk of fire. (Some communities ban them over lakes used as drinking water sources because of pollution concerns.) After two Super Bowl fireworks shows over San Francisco Bay...
BK In The News: July 3, 2017
Like many bodies of water around the world the San Francisco Bay is heavily affected by pollution. Rain water runoff carries pollutants from refineries, scrap yards, shipping docks, landfills, and countless other industrial facilities into the Bay. There have also been two oil spills in the last 10...

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