Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: March 15, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven East Bay municipalities. The resulting enforceable Court Order requires major improvements to the...
BK In The News: March 12, 2011
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma announced Friday new legislation at Aquatic Park that would provide new incentives for overflow reduction.
BK In The News: March 11, 2011
South San Francisco has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the environmental advocacy group Baykeeper, agreeing to launch efforts to reduce sewage spills.
BK In The News: March 11, 2011
An abandoned mercury mine that for decades has sent polluted, orange waste into a creek that eventually feeds into San Francisco Bay is a threat to human health and should be added to a list of the nation's worst polluted places, federal regulators say.
Press Release: March 10, 2011
(Bay Area, CA) March 10, 2011 – The City of South San Francisco (“City”) and San Francisco Baykeeper (“Baykeeper”) jointly announce today that the South San Francisco City Council approved a settlement agreement resolving disputes regarding sewage spills in South San Francisco. The settlement...
Blog Post: March 10, 2011
Baykeeper has successfully settled our lawsuit against the City of South San Francisco for illegal sewage spills to the Bay. Under our settlement agreement with the City, South San Francisco will reduce its spills over a five year period and improve its operations and maintenance practices to meet...
Blog Post: March 9, 2011
Baykeeper recently started, in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), the first-ever pilot program aimed at quantifying the amount of plastic floating in the Bay. As part of this endeavor, I went out on the Baykeeper boat with SFEI staff  to trawl near the shorelines of San...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2011
Shivery winter weather has been the daily forecast this season, with snowstorms in the East and even the occasional blustery winds and rains around the Bay Area. For many people, cold weather brings to mind warm comforts of hot cocoa, slow-cooked soups, fleece blankets and wishful thoughts of...
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
The America’s Cup races are two years away, but San Francisco is already bracing for the massive crowds and construction that will accompany the international sailing competition.
BK In The News: March 1, 2011
In Marin this rainy season, about three million gallons of raw sewage has spilled into the bay according to the watchdog group SF Baykeeper. Sewage spills, large and small, are common in Marin and storm water runoff is a persistent problem, carrying – unfiltered -- everything from heavy metals to...

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