Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: November 15, 2018
San Francisco Bay is under threat from polluters every day. Fortunately, you can have a big impact defending the Bay on Giving Tuesday this year! Facebook has a simple fundraising tool that you can use to support Baykeeper’s critical work protecting the Bay from the biggest threats. Plus, you’ll...
Featured Stories: November 15, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, in the form of leftover cooking oils and greasy pans. When...
Blog Post: November 15, 2018
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter recently received a hotline tip about a hundreds of plastic bottles that spilled out on the Bay Bridge. She immediately got in touch with local agencies to take care of the issue. Thanks to our tipster for alerting us to the trash flow! On a recent boat...
Blog Post: November 14, 2018
In 2012, California approved a dramatic doubling of sand mining in San Francisco Bay, which allowed private companies to remove and sell an unprecedented 2 million cubic yards of Bay sand every year. Sand is being removed from the Bay faster than it can be naturally replenished. That leaves less...
BK In The News: November 14, 2018
There’s a battle being fought in the bay that’s hidden from view. That’s because the battle lines are drawn deep underwater... Recently, KPIX 5 was out on the water with Sejal Choksi-Chugh, San Francisco Baykeeper’s executive director, on the hunt for a very unique-looking barge. The barge is not...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Numerous industrial facilities—including oil refineries, shipyards, and manufacturing plants—surround San Francisco Bay, as well as over 1,000 inactive sites contaminated with hazardous waste. Many of these sites already release pollution into the Bay. Sea level rise will amplify the...
BK In The News: November 12, 2018
The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Bennett Horenstein, a longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official, to become its new general manager... Ian Wren, a staff scientist at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he worked with Horenstein for a nearly five-year period while...
Blog Post: November 12, 2018
Healthy levels of fresh water are vital for San Francisco Bay and the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta. Without sufficient flows through these waterways, toxic algae spread, fish die, and pollutants accumulate. Lack of healthy flows are already resulting in record low numbers of native fish like...
Blog Post: November 10, 2018
When you think of the holidays, Bay contamination probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But every year, celebratory meals worsen sewage pollution in San Francisco Bay. Holiday cooking tends to generate a lot of fatty waste, like meat drippings, grease, and buttery gravies. When dumped...
Monthly Column: November 1, 2018
If you’ve travelled by plane over the Bay Area, you may have seen the bright red, orange, and yellow ponds in south San Francisco Bay. They look pretty and calm, but they’re actually the site of a battle between those who want to restore the area to wetlands and large corporate interests...

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