Latest Baykeeper News and Information

E News: April 17, 2019
Baykeeper's upcoming Earth Day events, a new hotline tip about sludge pollution, Trump's latest attack on the Clean Water Act, and more Monthly Update for April 2019 Beat cops of the Bay Fish out of water: debunking Bay-Delta water myths New Trump proposal poses danger to the Bay Tipster...
Blog Post: April 17, 2019
A new proposal from the Trump administration poses a big threat to San Francisco Bay and to local drinking water. If it’s adopted, the rule could erase Clean Water Act protections for streams and creeks that flow only when it rains or when the winter snow melts. A polluter could be free to...
Blog Post: April 16, 2019
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter was out on the patrol boat recently with Dr. Katlin Bowman for a new round of microplastics sampling in the Bay. The sampling is for a National Geographic study that will help answer critical questions about the relationship between mercury...
Blog Post: April 15, 2019
Bay Area roadways, as we’ve all seen firsthand, are heavily littered with trash. And most of the trash you see along the highway is headed right for San Francisco Bay. That’s because Caltrans, the agency responsible for keeping freeways and highways clean, has been failing to do their job. Caltrans...
BK In The News: April 14, 2019
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of local stream miles at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks and marshes...
BK In The News: April 14, 2019
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of our local streams at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks, and marshes...
BK In The News: April 11, 2019
Dozens of dead trout appeared in the Codornices Creek after a garbage truck fire April 3, and members of the community are now looking to officials to investigate the incident, as first reported by Berkeleyside... According to Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney at Baykeeper — a nonprofit organization...
Blog Post: April 9, 2019
In Oakland’s Montclair area, a Baykeeper Pollution Hotline tipster spotted thick, muddy sludge running off a hillside construction site. She reported to us that the sludge was running into a storm drain that flows directly into Sausal Creek.  Sausal Creek flows to the Oakland Estuary and San...
BK In The News: April 5, 2019
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the cause of death for dozens of fish in Berkeley’s Codornices Creek... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he took samples from the creek too. The non-profit is conducting its own investigation of the...
BK In The News: April 4, 2019
A fierce battle by Berkeley firefighters to prevent a gas-tank explosion succeeded in averting a potential disaster this week — but an apparently deadly aftereffect is that hundreds of fish were killed when water and retardant foam from the firefight flowed into a nearby stream... Ben Eichenberg, a...

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