Monthly Column: October 1, 2009
San Francisco Bay is part of the largest estuary on the West Coast, a merging of freshwater flows from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean. The Bay’s mix of fresh and salt water creates a unique habitat for a broad array of fish, clams, oysters, and...
Press Release: September 18, 2009
WHAT: Beach Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park
WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2009 (10 am to noon)
WHERE: India Basin Shoreline Park in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood (on Hunters Point Boulevard between Evans and Innes)
WHY: Giving Help Where Help is Needed: San Francisco Baykeeper is...
E News: September 16, 2009
Take Action for the Bay This Weekend and Beyond
Baykeeper's fall calendar is packed full of exciting ways to help us protect San Francisco Bay:
Join us for the Relay for the Bay after party – Sun, Sept 20
Volunteer for the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day – Sat, Sept 19
Speak up for clean water in...
Monthly Column: September 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper was founded on the principle that the San Francisco Bay and its connected rivers, creeks, and wetlands belong to the communities that depend on them—and must be protected accordingly. Fortunately, we have the Clean Water Act to help us do just that. When Congress...
Press Release: August 24, 2009
A broad coalition of fishing, environmental groups and tribes filed papers in federal court today defending California’s native salmon. The groups oppose legal efforts by commercial water users and large agricultural interests to overturn federal protections for salmon and other species.
On June 4...
E News: August 19, 2009
Support the Relay for the Bay
Seven swimmers will relay from Sacramento to San Francisco to raise funds for Baykeeper's work – and a generous donor will match all contributions up to $1,000 in honor of their efforts!
How far would you go to protect the Bay? For seven intrepid swimmers, the...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2009
In the last 200 years, San Francisco Bay has undergone profound changes, and the health of the Bay has varied dramatically. Before the wave of gold rush settlers, for example, the Bay was a vibrant ecosystem teeming with marine life, to the extent that oysters, shrimp and several species of...
E News: July 15, 2009
Baykeeper Op-Ed On Marin's Sewage Problem
Sejal Choksi, Baykeeper and Director of Programs, wrote in support of improving Southern Marin County's sewer system in the Marin Independent Journal. Our op-ed explains how Southern Marin's many small sewer districts aren't up to fixing the County's big...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2009
A few months ago, I wrote about a technology in use at three Bay Area power plants called once-through cooling, a process that kills fish and marine life as it pulls in Bay water to cool heated machinery inside the plant. In response, we received this inquiry:
“My husband and I are...
E News: June 17, 2009
KQED Quest Features Baykeeper Sejal Choksi
A recent KQED Quest program on sewage spills in San Francisco Bay features our very own Sejal Choksi, Baykeeper and Director of Programs.
Sejal explains the problem with sewage treatment facilities in the Bay Area and how Baykeeper is working to protect...